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Stage Management Lecturer Pool Search

Position overview

Salary range: A reasonable estimate for this position is $66,259 - $68,247. See Unit 18 Lecturer table for the salary range for this position.

Application Window

Open date: July 2, 2024

Next review date: Sunday, Aug 4, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Aug 30, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description



Imagine working in a collaborative, diverse, and dynamic environment dedicated to ensuring the next generation of stage managers and artist leaders thrive both professionally and personally. If you see your future in such a place, we welcome you to apply to join the University of California, Irvine (UCI) Claire Trevor School of the Arts (CTSA) Department of Drama.

The Department of Drama is establishing a search of qualified applicants for a pool of part-time lecturers for the 2024-2025 Academic Year (Fall Quarter 2024, Winter Quarter 2025, and Spring Quarter 2025) in the curriculum area of stage management.

Appointments are part-time and will be made quarter-by-quarter based upon departmental needs (although the goal is to establish assignments before the start of the academic year, September 23, 2024). We will contact qualified individuals as needed to teach specific courses and this posting is to create a pool of candidates – if you are not contacted, you may still be in consideration for a future possibility.

The department seeks applicants to teach classes on a variety of topic and focus areas for undergraduate and graduate level classes throughout the academic year. While classes are primarily conducted in-person and on campus, there may be opportunities for courses to be offered in hybrid or online formats as well. Courses may include:

Undergraduate Courses:
• Drama 101: Theatre Production (overseeing the production crews on our main stage season)
• Drama 199: Project in Theatre (mentoring projects, including potentially the instruction of Drama 50E: Introduction to Stage Management)

Graduate Courses:
• Drama 240: Graduate Projects (mentoring on productions in our main stage season)
• Drama 254: Graduate Stage Management with topics that may include: Essentials of Stage Management; Self Marketing & Career Development; About Equity; Entertainment Law; Production Management; Psychology and Self Care for Stage Managers; Safety and Security in the Theatre; Directing for Stage Managers; Technology for Stage Managers; History, Nature, Structure of Performing Arts Organizations and Entertainment Companies; Calling the Perfect Show; Event Management; Touring; Themed Entertainment; or others to be defined

A lecturer’s responsibilities encompass: conducting scheduled classes or delivering online content in accordance with UCI, CTSA, and Department of Drama guidelines (utilizing the online Canvas learning management system as appropriate); teaching assigned courses in alignment with the established syllabus content and learning objectives, and adhering to department course coordination policies when applicable; assessing and evaluating student learning, including the submission of grades; being accessible to students in assigned classes, either in person or electronically, to offer additional academic support as necessary and appropriate for the teaching role; and following university-wide policies for student evaluations of instruction and peer observations.

An MFA, or commensurate experience, in Drama/Theater Arts/Stage Management is required. Candidates ideally have at least 3 years teaching experience at a college level and at least 3 years professional stage management experience.

Candidates for this position must have strong professional credits in stage management or applicable field; an investment in teaching, training, and working in a university environment; and a commitment to inclusive excellence and consent-based practices. Candidates must have evidence of a pedagogical and professional profile that is compatible with distinguished stage management training at a major research university. It is crucial that candidates demonstrate the ability and commitment to work effectively with a diverse student population.

Candidates must apply using the online application system, RECRUIT, at (select "Apply Now").

Applications must include:
• Cover Letter (that identifies which course[s] interest you most to teach)
• Curriculum Vitae or Resume
• Examples of professional work (website, digital portfolio, or samples)
• Reflective Teaching Statement (1-2 pages) – outlining one’s approach to teaching
• Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement (1-2 pages)- Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence
• List of references (at least 3-5 with names and contact information)
• Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration Form

To ensure full consideration in our initial review period, the application must be completed by August 4, 2024. Although, applications may still be submitted after this date until all positions are filled. For additional information, please contact Marcus L Beeman, Department Administrator, at


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

An MFA, or commensurate experience, in Drama/Theater Arts/Stage Management is required.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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About UC Irvine

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC anti-discrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, CA