Lecturer (Head of BA Stage and Production Management)

University of Essex - East 15 Acting School

East 15 Acting School

East 15 Acting School is a top-ranked conservatoire school which consistently scores over 90% for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2017. Part of the University of Essex, East 15 was recently rated one of the top three for Drama and Dance in both the Times Good University Guide and the Guardian University Guide 2018 and voted number one for Diversity in The Stage. We are committed to excellence in education and research.

The school currently has nearly 800 students and provides training for the professional theatre and film industry. A member of the Federation of Drama Schools, courses include: BA Acting; BA Acting (International); BA Acting and Contemporary Theatre; BA Acting and Community Theatre; BA Acting and Stage Combat; BA Acting and Physical Theatre; BA World Performance; Cert HE in Acting; MA Acting; MA/MFA Acting (International); MA/MFA Theatre Directing; BA Stage and Production Management and our new programme, BA Creative Producing (Theatre and short film).

We are now looking to appoint a Lecturer (Head of BA Stage and Production Management) to co-ordinate and teach on the BA Stage and Production Management course and manage the technical team working across all productions at the Loughton campus.

Please note this post will be appointed at Lecturer level.

Duties of the Role

The successful candidate will be expected to engage successfully and effectively in substantive teaching and learning support roles in the department, design, plan and deliver learning across a range of modules or within subject area and assess and feedback to learners in evidence-informed ways appropriate to the subject and level.

The post-holder will also be expected to stage manage and /or supervise a number of East 15 productions, undertake leadership of specific areas of activity within the department, research new equipment and developments relevant to the progression of technical students and supervise postgraduate taught students.

Skills and qualifications required

The successful candidate will hold a degree in a Theatre related field and be a member of the Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy or possess the ability to gain this at an appropriate level.

You will have proven substantial experience in teaching at undergraduate and or postgraduate levels, or demonstrable potential to engage in teaching and learning support, sustained engagement in continuing professional development in relevant disciplines and the ability to engage in knowledge exchange and outreach activities.

Having a clear understanding of how students learn both generally and within their subject area is essential, along with strong communication skills, experience of professional theatre work and the ability to demonstrate new ideas with an innovative approach.

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Please use the ‘Apply’ button below to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here. Our website http://www.essex.ac.uk contains more information about the University of Essex. If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please telephone (01206) 874588 / 873521 / 873461.

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