Employment Opportunities

Faculty & Staff Positions

The Department of Film, Television, and Theatre is currently seeking applicants for the positions listed below. Please apply using the link or by going to jobs.nd.edu.

Production Manager

The Production Manager has a vital role within the College of Arts and Letters, supporting multiple departments including Film, Television, and Theatre, Musical Theatre, Opera, and Shakespeare. This position manages day-to-day production operations and oversees a production team of designers and shop supervisors directly supporting multiple productions throughout the year. Reporting to the Associate Dean for the Arts, the Production Manager’s top priorities will be:

Production Oversight
  • Coordinate, attend, and participate in production meetings; assist in developing ideas for various production events in collaboration with designers and directors; monitor the implementation of approved designs according to standard theatre practices.
  • Prepare and maintain the master calendar of events for all theatre facilities working closely with each department to meet all stakeholder needs.
  • Schedule performances and maintain current knowledge of professional protocols.
Budget Oversight
  • Participate in budget preparation and administration; work with the Associate Dean and Department Chairs to forecast and assess labor, equipment, materials, and staffing needs for theatrical events; submit requisitions for equipment purchases and rentals; monitor and control expenditures.
  • Prepare and submit a variety of statistical and narrative reports; prepare budget reports, annual recap data, special reports, proposals, recommendations, and other materials as requested.
Staff Oversight
  • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise full-time production staff.
  • Create and maintain production schedules ensuring staffing as needed.
Student Apprenticeship Oversight
  • Create and implement a student apprenticeship program that provides students credit while working on productions.
  • Coordinate with both designers and shop supervisors to provide an enriching experience for students where they could earn credit by working in the costume or scene shop or with a lighting designer. Ensure students are provided with training and educational opportunities

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Technical Program Director

The Technical Program Director has a vital role within the College of Arts and Letters, supporting multiple departments including Film, Television, and Theatre, Musical Theatre, Opera, and Shakespeare. This position is responsible for ensuring the safe, efficient, and effective operation of the Scene Shop, scenic storage, and scenic work within the college. Under the supervision of the Production Manager and with direction from the individual production directors, the Technical Program Director leads teams of students through the build, installation, maintenance, and strike of over eight productions per year.

The ideal candidate is a leader who sets a positive tone for the work environment and fosters a culture of learning and excellence. The Technical Program Director’s top priorities will be:
Scene Shop Oversight
  • Ensures the production of theatre scenery and sets on schedule by determining the kind and amount of materials required, the tools or equipment needed, the order and sequence involved in the fabrication of the single items or complete units, and the time required to meet production deadlines.
  • Ensures the safe, efficient, and effective operation of the Scene Shop, scenic storage, and scenic work within all rehearsal, performance, and auxiliary spaces.
  • Under the supervision of the Production Manager and with direction from the Production Director, Lead a team of students through the build, installation, maintenance, and strike of over eight productions per year.
  • Ensures the efficient daily operation of the theatre scenery shop by maintaining a sufficient inventory of supplies, construction materials and equipment, and purchasing replacement items as needed.
  • Promotes preventive maintenance as a strategy in maintaining hand and power tools as well as gas and electric welders by performing and directing the routine maintenance and cleaning of all tools and equipment in the scenery shop.
  • Ensures an accident-free learning and work environment by enforcing safety rules and supervising students when operating scenery shop tools and equipment.
Scenic Design & Development
  • Produces quality theatre scenery by assisting the technical director, scenic designer and artistic director in the development of desired product.
  • Seeks the most artistically appropriate solution in the completion of the projects by utilizing industry-accepted practices and tolerances when working with such materials as wood, metal, plastics, and canvas.
  • Directs the activities of the scenery shop by planning and organizing construction projects utilizing rough sketches, basic blueprints or verbal instructions.
  • Assists in shaping the final scenic designs by providing construction advice and artistic input to the designer and technical director.
  • Supports theatre presentations by assisting in the set up of stage units, directing the placement and rigging of scenery, and supervising the dismantling and storage of stage units following the production.
Scene Shop Budget
  • Responsible for adhering to the individual production budgets as well as overseeing the Scene Shop budget. Budget oversight begins the pre-planning phase for each production and concludes only when the production has closed and is taken down and stored or disposed of (strike).
  • Work closely with scenic designers, directors, production managers and producers to ensure that individual productions and overhead fits within the established budgetary profile.

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Costume Designer

The Costume Designer has a vital role within the College of Arts & Letters, supporting multiple departments including Film, Television, and Theatre, Musical Theatre, Opera, and Shakespeare. This position oversees the designing, fitting, altering, and constructing of theatrical costumes and related accessories in conjunction with the costume shop supervisor and student workers. Reporting to the Production Manager, the Costume Designer’s top priorities will be:
Costume Design
  • Designs and oversees fitting, altering and constructing of the theatrical costumes and accessories for all productions.
  • Work closely with production directors and producers to ideate and define wardrobe requirements, conducting research on time periods, character profiles, materials and translation styles.
  • Prepare initial sketches, costume research and wardrobe concepts for presentation.
  • Present final costume designs, costume plots and samples for feedback; Implement modifications to the wardrobe for final approval; Design or approve hairstyles and the selection of wigs, hairpieces, mustaches, beards, and special makeups; Coordinate with the Costume Shop Supervisor on the design, rental and construction of garments.
  • Participate in wardrobe fittings and production dress rehearsals; Perform fittings, adjustments and final touches on set.
  • Build costumes (i.e. stitch, cut, drape, sew) as needed in support of the Costume Shop Manager
Project Collaboration and Budget
  • Consult the college production calendar and note all due dates; Coordinate schedule of multiple productions needing costumes.
  • Meet with the director and other production team members to determine the concept for the show within which all designers will work; Coordinate regularly with the scenic and lighting designers to make sure that the production design is a cohesive whole; Attend all design and production meetings and work closely with the stage manager.
  • Manage the project timelines, fitting schedules and individual production costume budgets.
Student Mentoring and Oversight
  • Provide an enriching experience for students where they could earn credit by working closely on costume design.
  • Provide students with training and educational opportunities as it relates to costume design.

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Student Assistant Positions

The Department of Film, Television, and Theatre is currently seeking applicants for the positions listed below. All positions can be applied for through the general application.

FTT Student Assistant Application

FTT Office Assistant (1 Position Available)

The position works in the main office of the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre. The responsibilities for this position include: 

  • Hanging posters around campus
  • Covering the front desk
  • Answering the phone
  • Photocopying
  • Aditional projects as assigned

Production Equipment Checkout Assistant 

Students interested in this position must have taken Introduction to Film and TV Production (FTT 30410) before applying. This position works with Professor Bill Donaruma and is responsible  for managing the checking out and checking in of film equipment.

Costume Shop Assistant (2 Positions Available)

This position works with Lynn Holbrook in the costume shop.