Entertainment Technology Assistant
Job no: 496716
Position type: part-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Academic Affairs, Other
The Entertainment Technology Assistant is a 34-week position during the 2020-2021 academic year. The position begins mid-August, 2021 and will end in May 31, 2022. Applicants must be self-motivated, responsible, and highly creative. The successful candidate for this position must be able to work creatively and independently to support theatre and dance productions. This position is intended for talented college graduates seeking to pursue stage technology and design as a career and who wish to gain more experience in preparation for graduate school or further professional work and develop their portfolio.
Primary duties range in the areas of design, engineering and drafting, scenery shop construction, stage electrician, audio support. and student technical assistant management. The Entertainment Technology Assistant is intended to work and learn in multiple areas including but not limited to technical direction, carpentry, stage electrics, sound production and engineering, video presentation, lighting design, and computer aided design and drafting. Creative opportunities are available for portfolio development, design, and strengthening of skills under the guidance of department faculty and professional staff.
- Bachelor of Arts in Theatre or a related field
- Basic skills in scenery construction, drafting (CAD preferred), stage lighting, audio, etc.
- Valid U.S. driver’s license
- Some professional stage design/technology experience
Ability to lift 60 pounds and work from a ladder.
Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.
Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.
Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.
The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.
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