Overview

About Berkshire Community College:
Berkshire Community College (BCC) has the distinction of being the first community college established in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Nestled in the scenic Berkshire Hills, our nearly 2,000 students have access to a wide range of career and transfer programs on our newly renovated campus. Occupying a scenic 180-acre property, just minutes from downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts, BCC provides students from a broad range of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds with an intimate learning environment, small class sizes, and much opportunity for interaction with faculty. Berkshire County was home to many forward-thinking historic figures including, W.E.B. DuBois, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth (Mumbet) Freeman, all of whom were pioneers of social justice. The Berkshires contain both rural and urban elements, combining a beautiful natural environment with world class museums and other cultural opportunities. Pittsfield and Berkshire County continue to evolve, with immigrants from over 70 countries now calling the Berkshires their home. BCC seeks to recruit diverse employees who embrace, as well as demonstrate, a commitment to diversity and inclusion and whose experiences and perspectives model the opportunities and success derived from a college education.

Job Description:
BCC has a long history of a Theatre program and, to help address the rising need of local theatre technicians, the college has begun offering a Certificate in Technical Theatre this Fall semester. We are seeking a faculty member who can teach the relevant courses as well as strengthen community partnerships to prepare students for work in the Technical Theatre industry. We are looking for a faculty member who can teach a variety of theatre courses such as, stagecraft, theatre design, drafting and rendering, and theatre management. In addition to typically teaching 15 credit hours each semester, faculty participate in college service and advise students.

BCC is looking for a candidate who enjoys working with a diverse group of students: completing a technical theatre certificate, preparing for an associate degree in Fine Arts, or taking theatre courses as part of their general education coursework. The ideal candidate employs active learning teaching techniques and practices specifically in their approach to teaching theatre management, production, construction, and design. The ideal candidate is a collaborative colleague who enjoys sharing their enthusiasm and expertise for creativity in the arts as well as their work experience in technical theatre.

Requirements:
MFA or Master’s degree in related subject area is required. College teaching experience is required with community college experience preferred. Experience working in a technical theatre position for a theatre company is preferred. A strong commitment to student-centered education with experience incorporating multiple instructional strategies and teaching in different modalities (online and on-ground).

Additional Information:
Source of Funding: State
Salary: $48,811 – $57,126; Full-time; Benefited; per MCCC Contract
Area of Assignment: Academic Affairs- Humanities, Behavioral and Social Sciences
Effective Date: January 18, 2023

Pursuant to the Clery Act of 1990 a copy of Berkshire Community College’s security report is available on the BCC Website. BCC is committed to providing an inclusive learning and working environment that values the diverse backgrounds of all people and encourages applications from individuals whose experiences and perspectives model the opportunities and success derived from a college education.

Berkshire Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, military service, and national origin in its education programs or employment.

Application Instructions:
To apply, please submit cover letter, resume/CV, and a one-page statement containing your philosophy of teaching communications at a community college by visiting the Berkshire Community College Job Board .

We encourage candidates to send electronic submissions demonstrating their creative work in technical theatre to support their application.

A teaching demonstration will be required as part of the interview process.

Application Closing Date: October 09, 2022