Are you an experienced Scenic Designer or Technical Director? Do you have a background in Props, Scene Painting, and/or Production? Are you looking to help shape the technicians of tomorrow? We are searching for a dedicated, experienced, and energetic person to fill a very special teaching position. The position will be starting in the 2019-2020 school year and the application window closes May 31, 2019 (early applications appreciated). The Design and Production program website can be found at www.ypastech.com
1. BFA in Theatre, Scenic Design, or Technical Direction (MFA preferred)
2. Proficiency in stagecraft, stage properties, technical direction or equivalent professional experience. 3 Three (3) years successful instruction in technical theatre or equivalent professional experience.
2. email a letter of interest, resume, 2-3 digital examples of design or construction work, and three to five references email@example.com (please include Scenic Designer Interest in the subject line). Questions regarding the position can also be emailed to the address (or fill out contact form to the right).
Located in the duPont Manual educational complex adjacent to the University of Louisville, YPAS is one of only two schools in Kentucky to provide high school students with majors in the performing arts. Founded in 1978, YPAS has received local, state, national, and international recognition in the arts. In addition, the Youth Performing Arts School has served as a model for similar schools throughout the nation. As a part of the Jefferson County Public School District, no tuition is required. Transportation is provided; however, students must audition to attend. At the heart of YPAS (both literally and figuratively) is an 886-seat, formal proscenium-style theatre acoustically designed for the young artist. The theater contains newly renovated lighting and sound systems, a hydraulic orchestra pit, a mahogany band/orchestra shell, and a 25-line counterweight system. In addition, the YPAS scene shop, costume shop, and production facilities favorably compare with those of many universities and professional theaters. The rehearsal and classroom spaces are excellent.The YPAS facility includes a suite of acoustically treated music rooms with a suite of practice studios; four acting labs t...hat provide spacious rehearsal and workshop rooms; five dance studios, including a room that is specifically designed for tapping; a computer lab for playwriting and directing classes; a fine-arts-dedicated library; and the Robert W. West Experimental Theater, which seats 100 to 150 patrons during our main production season.