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Teaching Fellow in Theatre Production

Guildford School of Acting

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £41,526 to £49,553 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Monday 21 October 2019
Closing Date:  Wednesday 20 November 2019
Interview Date:  Thursday 12 December 2019
Reference:  083519

Programme Leader BA Theatre Production | Teaching Fellow

Guildford School of Acting (GSA) is the conservatoire of the University of Surrey situated within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. As a founding member of the Federation of Drama Schools (FDS), GSA is one of the UK’s leading conservatoires for intensive vocational performance and technical theatre training and innovative performance research. In the National Student Survey 2019, GSA was ranked in the top 5 for the UK conservatoire sector for overall student satisfaction.

Established in 1935, and celebrating its 85th anniversary, GSA enjoys national and international renown as a leading conservatoire for performer training. GSA is arguably the world’s leading centre of excellence for musical theatre training. The School has a diverse and vibrant community of performers, stage managers, creative practitioners and theatre technicians graduating from its vocational training and research-led programmes each year. The BA Theatre Production programme and the MA Stage & Production Management resides within the Technical Theatre Arts department and is responsible for supporting production elements for all GSA programmes, conferences, research and public engagement events. 

We are seeking an exceptional individual to join the Department of Technical Theatre Arts as Programme Leader for the BA in Theatre Production.

The successful candidate will contribute to the leadership and ongoing development of vocational learning, practice and scholarship at GSA.  The successful candidate will be an experienced technical theatre practitioner within the fields of stage, production or technical management, ideally in both freelance and in-house positions within both the commercial and subsidised sectors.  Advanced knowledge of relevant and current practices and techniques in design, management and technical realisation for theatre and performance, for example; Vectorworks, AutoCAD, Video Design basics and Photoshop would be desirable. Excellent administrative and IT skills and a commitment to a student centred learning environment are essential.

The Technical Theatre Arts Department’s graduate employment record is impressive, with alumni in most West End productions, national tours and event management roles around the world.

As a new colleague at GSA you will join a thriving creative community, working with inspiring students and colleagues.

For an informal discussion please contact Professor Sean McNamara, Head of Guildford School of Acting, s.mcnamara@gsa.surrey.ac.uk

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