Lecturer in Management
University of Southern California
United States

Lecturer in Management

School of Dramatic Arts Faculty Los Angeles, California

The USC School of Dramatic Arts seeks an adjunct faculty member to teach THTR 333 - Stage Management in Fall 2023 beginning August 16, 2023, and ending December 31, 2023. The primary purpose of this class is to begin to formalize the processes of stage management through the methodical review and instruction in creating various paperwork and processes the students will have observed during their previous semesters assisting upper class students. Duties also include meeting weekly with 2nd Year Stage Managers to teach basic skills, including assembly of prompt book, blocking notation, and organizational and communication procedures applied in theater production casting.


We seek an excellent teacher, a promising scholar, and/or a distinguished theatre practitioner to teach this course.  The ideal candidate is a charismatic, eloquent, and dynamic lecturer who has strong records of undergraduate teaching. The successful candidate is a charismatic individual with sensitivity to the academic environment; someone who has demonstrated leadership in his/her career and someone who shares the School's credo and mission.


The adjunct faculty member in this role works within the resources of the school to realize the goals according to the provided syllabus.  The ideal instructor brings a professional and rigorous and enthusiastic practice to a learning environment geared for students who have had varying degrees of experience, primarily as Assistant Stage Managers in the previous year’s productions. Students who complete this course should have a clear understanding of paperwork and logistics related to stage productions as well as how to collaborate with a variety of personalities. The adjunct faculty member will invest no more than six hours a week in this process.


Minimum Education/Experience/Skills:

  • BA degree in Theatre
  • 5 years’ experience working as a stage manager in the professional theatre.
  • Computer proficiency (MS Office, excel and word primarily, Outlook, and internet), knowledge of iCal or Google docs.


Preferred Education/Experience/Skills:

  • BFA degree in Theatre
  • 10 years’ experience working as a stage manager in the professional theatre.
  • Knowledge of what it takes to mount large-scale productions, skilled at calling musicals with multiple scenic elements and cueing automation, knowledge of management techniques for maintaining morale, discipline and excellence in a long-running production.


To apply, candidates are asked to provide the following:

  • An application letter indicating interest in the position.
  • A current curriculum vitae or resume.
  • A statement of teaching philosophy
  • Contact information for three references.


Salary Range:  $50-$60 per hour


The USC School of Dramatic Arts, founded in 1945, is recognized internationally as a leader in theatre education.  The School offers innovative programs and curricula in acting, playwriting, design, critical studies, sound design, stage management and technical direction.  With a faculty of artists working at the highest level of their profession, the School offers BA, BFA and MFA degrees and has an active production program of more than 20 shows with a population of 550 undergraduate and graduate students combined.


The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which comprises the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.


USC and SDA are committed to fostering an inclusive environment that affirms identity, embraces our university's core values of wellness, equity, and civility, and celebrates the unique dimensions of every Trojan.  USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance. 


The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.



REQ20136057 Posted Date: 07/05/2023 - Thru date - 2023-07-21

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