FT Instructor, Set & Lighting Design

FT Instructor, Set & Lighting Design


Cape Fear Community College
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910-362-7000

Job Location

Downtown Wilmington, NC,  Campus


Commensurate with experience


State of North Carolina

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, December 19, 2019
Closes: Saturday, February 22, 2020

Target Start Date

Monday, August 3, 2020

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Program Chair, Theatre

Employment Type

9 Month Faculty

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Master’s Degree in Theatre or related field with at least 18 graduate hours in Theatre from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Experience in teaching the design, construction and execution of theatrical sets and lighting.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A Master of Fine Arts Degree in Lighting and/or Scenery design or Technical Direction.
  • Prior experience in an instructional setting as a tutor or teacher is preferred.

Position Description


To provide classroom instruction to students through lecture, demonstration, laboratory exercises, handouts, questions, and testing.  To oversee the technical requirements of the 106 seat Studio Theatre housed in the Wilson Center. Must demonstrate the credentials and willingness to teach DRA-140 Stagecraft I, DRA-141 Stagecraft II and DRA-111 Theatre Appreciation. Other classes may be assigned according to the candidate's area of interest and expertise.

Essential Functions:

  • To design scenery and/or lighting for one production per semester in the Studio Theatre and mentor student designers for the annual Ten Minute Play Festival.
  • Supervise staff and student crew to insure that the lighting and scenery for productions in the Studio Theatre are executed in a timely fashion.  
  • Provide classroom and laboratory instruction to students.
  • Prepare lesson plans and schedule classroom activities; develop, and prepare supplemental materials to enhance textbook lessons.
  • Develop and prepare tests to evaluate student performance; grade and record individual scores.
  • Act as an advisor and counselor to students; provide individual tutoring to students outside of the classroom as needed.
  • Provide classroom demonstrations on various equipment and machinery; develop laboratory assignments to provide hands on experience as appropriate.
  • Participate in curriculum development, evaluation, and change; attend faculty meetings as required.
  • Maintain accurate records of student attendance, and performance; maintain other records and databases according to program needs or accreditation requirements.
  • Stay abreast of new developments, and changes in various academic fields; participate in staff development programs, workshops, seminars, and other continuing education programs as appropriate.
  • Oversee the implementation of policies and procedures related to required teaching area and in accordance with CFCC policies and guidelines
  • Participate on college committees and in other institutional activities and programs.

How to Apply

To view complete job description and to apply, please visit the CFCC Employment Site https://cfcc.peopleadmin.com/postings/8485




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