Administrative & Support Staff Opportunities

Whittier College is an independent, four-year liberal arts college distinguished by its small size (1600 undergraduates) and a nationally-recognized liberal arts program. Whittier College has a history of strong and innovative interdisciplinary programs and a diverse student body. The College is ideally situated in the scenic hills eighteen miles east of downtown Los Angeles and is an AA/EOE employer. 

Assistant Dean of Students
Assistant Director of Career Development & Employer Outreach (Whittier Law School campus)
Associate Director of Communications
Associate Director of Digital Communications
Associate Director for International Recruitment & Admission
Associate School Director or Assistant Director
Director of Career Planning & Internships
Medical Receptionist
Student Teaching Services Clerk
Support Specialist (Whittier Law School campus)
Technical Director/ Scenery & Lighting Technology Supervisor
Pool of Eligible Temporary Staff (P.O.E.T.S) 


The office of Dean of Students seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Assistant Dean of Students at Whittier College. The Assistant Dean of Students, a member of the Dean of Students leadership team is responsible for coordinating educational efforts regarding alcohol and other drugs (AOD) and sexual violence. The Assistant Dean of Students is an active partner with campus stakeholders, including but not limited to the Title IX Committee, Student Life, Residential Life, Campus Safety, Athletics, Faculty/Staff and peer-related and educational outreach groups.

The Assistant Dean of Students’ primary position duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Act as the primary Whittier College and Whittier Law School contact for programming and educational materials related to sexual violence including sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and AOD.
  • Develop, coordinate and implement training for faculty and staff relating to sensitivity and proper handling of student disclosures of sexual assault, intimate partner violence or stalking.
  • Develop and implement programming to address bystander intervention, consent, sensitivity, engaging men in sexual assault prevention, and coping with re-victimization. Effectively use off-campus education and advocacy resources.
  • Serve as primary co-investigator in allegations of sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and stalking. Write investigative report for submission to the Title IX Coordinator.
  • Serve as a member of the Title IX Committee, assist the Title IX Coordinator in developing & implementing annual training for designated investigator and Conduct Hearing Board members, and assist the Title IX Coordinator and Dean of Students annually review College policies and protocols, make recommendations in compliance with OCR and Department of Education guidelines and update materials, policies and the website.
  • Identify individuals in key positions and provide training for the Support Person Program (SPP). Participate as a member of the Poet Early Alert Program (PEAP) team and follow up on cases.
  • Coordinate pre-matriculation and post-matriculation on-line educational trainings for all students.

Minimum Qualifications:
Successful candidates should have a minimum of five (5) years of experience providing leadership in the field of sexual violence prevention, alcohol and other drugs, and program development and implementation. Knowledge of and experience in educational programming and assessment. Knowledge of federal regulations regarding sexual violence (Title IX, VAWA, SaVE) and the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act.  Demonstrated ability to motivate and mobilize student leaders. Strong interpersonal, networking, organizational, communication, and collaboration skills a must. Experience performing and conducting investigations and investigative write-ups. Ability to interpret research and apply into practice in developing positive student actions and attitudes relative to AOD and sexual violence.  Master’s Degree in Student Development, Student Personnel, Health Education or related field required.

To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to:  Applications will be reviewed immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled. 

(Whittier Law School campus- Costa Mesa, CA)

Whittier Law School seeks a motivated Assistant Director of Career Development and Employer Outreach who has a passion for counseling students and graduates, and conducting outreach to develop job opportunities.  The position entails career and professional development coaching and counseling, communicating comprehensive career information through multiple platforms, fostering partnerships with faculty, alumni, students, and employers, creating job search and networking strategies, and managing career-related programs.  It also entails assisting with outreach efforts to employers, specifically in the public sector. 


  • Coach and counsel students and alumni in all stages of career exploration, job search preparation, and professional development.  Assist with application materials and interview training.
  • Develop and direct programs, events, and informational materials that educate students and alumni on topics such as legal practice areas, job search and networking strategies, and professionalism.
  • Support and facilitate recruitment and employer outreach programs in public and private sectors.
  • Collect employment data for internal and external reports.
  • Effectively and professionally represent the Career Development Office and Whittier Law School to its constituencies, including student organizations, faculty, law school administration, employers, the legal community, and the general public.
  • Work collaboratively with other staff and departments to design, coordinate and implement programs, events, policies, procedures, special projects, and initiatives.
  • Train, oversee, and mentor other staff and work-study students when appropriate.

May supervise office staff, work-study students, and interns.

Experience working as an attorney, and knowledge of the legal employment market are required.  Career services or professional development experience preferred with demonstrated success cultivating collaborative relationships with students, faculty, staff, and professional colleagues.

Bachelor’s Degree and Juris Doctor required.


  • Demonstrated interest in counseling or professional development.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a team member and in a professional manner.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to diverse constituencies, develop external relationships and manage conflict.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. 
  • An orientation for detail and excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Ability to organize workflow, coordinate activities, and manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to work evening and/or weekend hours as required.

Commensurate with experience. 

Please send resume and cover letter to Randolph C. Reliford, Assistant Dean for Career Development and Employer Outreach, at

Whittier Law School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, medical condition, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law.


Whittier College invites applications for an Associate Director of Communications position in the Advancement Office.

Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Associate Director of Communications (ADC) will assist in the development and execution of a broad-based communications strategy that raises targeted, positive institutional visibility, both nationally and regionally. Among the ADC’s prime responsibilities will be: to proactively develop and execute media pitches that highlight the educational mission of Whittier College; to ensure clear and consistent delivery of key messaging and brand awareness among all constituency groups (internal and external); and to identify and develop opportunities through multiple of forms media to support and enhance the programs and mission of Whittier College in general and the Office of Advancement in particular. The ADC will serve as a primary communications writer, responsible for identifying and developing story concepts, interviewing subjects, and writing articles for print and web-based publications. The ADC will also serve as one of the College’s primary information officers, responding to a variety of public and media inquiries, developing and maintaining a local and regional media relations strategy for the College; cultivating relationships with key journalists and media outlets; and providing media training for administrators, faculty, and students. In addition, the Associate Director will provide editorial and design support for print and web-based campus publications. 

Media Relations Program

  • The ADC proactively strategizes, plans, coordinates, and initiates media pitches and writes and disseminates press releases that highlight the College’s curricular and extracurricular programs, key constituencies, and major initiatives. The ADC also responds quickly and accurately to media needs.
  • Develops relationships with local, regional, and national media. Arranges campus tours with local media, as well editorial tours in other cities, and visits with national media as needed or is able to. Attends editorial meetings and interviews conducted by members of the media with the College president and/or other identified senior administrators.

News Program

  • The ADC identifies stories, coordinates coverage, and drafts news pieces, briefs, and feature stories as the primary source of material for website, The Rock, and other publication as needed. 
  • Serve as the editor for campus online newsroom: Creates and drives editorial calendar for the news website. In conjunction with Associate Director of Digital Communications, regularly refreshes site home page with news items and upcoming events. Moreover, will develop news content policy for new website. 
  • Maintain hometown news program aimed at securing local coverage of Whittier College student. Works with faculty and sports information director to identify students to highlight in hometown news press releases
  • In conjunction with Associate Director of Web Strategy and Multimedia and Associate Director of Digital Communications, will film or arrange to have a video recording taken of events and programs for use in promoting a positive image of the College via social media such as YouTube. Either shoots photographs or arranges to have photos taken for use in communications.


  • Will serve as managing editor for the tri-annual alumni magazine production.
  • Provide editorial and graphic support for various campus publications using a standard template system (InDesign).

Crisis Communication Program

  • In conjunction with Director of Communications, will assist in the development of a comprehensive Media-Crisis Response Plan, which includes drafting media response guidelines for major scenarios, securing press location and logistics information, and drafting press release templates for use in a crisis situation.
  • Will issue internal and external communication updates in a timely manner via website and press releases, as well as the Berbee and ConnectEd emergency notification systems.


  • Co-supervise a team of student editorial interns that will assist with creation of content for the web, The Rock, and other digital and print publications.
  • Manages tracking and benchmarking systems of media relations activities and maintains clip book of news articles mentioning Whittier College.
  • Working in conjunction with the Associate Dean of Faculty and Enrollment User Support Manager, coordinates collection and submission of qualitative data/responses for externally conducted college-ranking surveys.
  • In conjunction with the offices of communication and alumni relations provides support in the planning and successful execution of major special events.
  • Supervise communications work study students and interns.  

Previous Experience:
3-5 years professional experience in journalism, public relations, or related field required, with demonstrated successful history of story pitching, media placement, and news and feature story development for a variety of audiences. Experience with web content development a must; basic competencies web content management systems (Drupal, Wordpress, etc.) preferred. Experience with graphic design programs, (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.) preferred. Experience in higher educational environment preferred.
Knowledge and Education: Superb writing and communication skills, demonstrated initiative, strong interpersonal skills, sound judgment, and the ability to work independently as well as in a team. Strong knowledge of local, national, and international media, as well as standard journalistic practices; demonstrated, successful news placement. Established relationships with educational journalists preferred. Able to consistently produce quality work under deadlines, able to quickly and efficiently re-prioritize as needed, and able to manage the editorial development of various publications, including the web. Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree in field related to position preferred.

The position is based in Whittier, California. To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Ana Lilia Barraza, Director of Communications, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 90608. AA/AOE.


Whittier College invites applications for an Associate Director of Digital Communications position in the Advancement Office.

Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Associate Director of Digital Communications (ADDC) will oversee the day-day editorial and digital content operations for the college website, email marketing campaigns, and social media channels. She/he will be a key player in the drafting and execution of a tactical plan for appropriate content identification, collection, and presentation, as well as in the development/establishment of related web policies and standards, to ensure clear and consistent delivery of key messaging and brand awareness among all constituency groups. Subsequently, the ADDC will generate high-quality, compelling, and customized web content for academic and administrative departments to further ensure the College's primary web presence remains fresh and market-current, and consistently delivers up-to-date information to all constituencies through all resource-feasible web-based channels. He/she will take a leadership role in the training of other campus constituents to assess story potential and generate web-appropriate content.

The ADDC will also provide consultation and training for the continuing development and maintenance of Whittier College’s web content, recommend new web tools and approaches to support the institution’s strategic objectives, as well as work to support and enhance the programs and mission of Whittier College in general, and the Office of Advancement in particular. 


  • Development of 52-week editorial calendar to manage the production of consistent and quality content for the College’s social media channels. Messaging will be driven by the goals and needs of PR and other campus constituencies throughout the year (promotion of activities, events, programs, etc.) and strategically posted and cross-linked (when appropriate) on the College’s blogs; Twitter feeds; websites; Facebook pages/groups; LinkedIn, Vine, Instagram, and Flickr accounts; YouTube channel, etc.
  • Coordinate the campus-wide Social Media Committee for the purpose of coordinating social media messages for the College’s four primary social media streams.  
  • Co-supervise a team of student editorial interns that will assist with creation of content for the web, The Rock, and other digital and print publications. 
  •   Research, interview, and write feature stories, briefs, and profiles on constituencies to add value to departmental sites, alumni pages, etc. Update news on departmental pages, as appropriate. Develop and edit multi-media content as needed, including photos, videos, and audio files.
  • Convert/edit existing drafted or published articles, stories, or press releases into web-friendly formats, and convert web items for print publication in The Rock magazine, the alumni online community, or other platforms, either as identified by Director of Communications.
  • Oversee master public events calendar, training appropriate campus users and developing posting policies, as needed.
  • Identify College initiatives or academic/ co-curricular programs of interest that may best be served in a featured micro-site (e.g., Centers of Distinction, Campus Center, etc.), and collaborate on development of site schema/additional content needs.
  • Review, collaborate, and take lead in execution of all client requests related to content, including multimedia requests and other content tools (e.g., blogging), in consultation with Director of Communications.
  • Collaborating with Associate Director for Web Strategy and Multimedia, take lead or participate in the ongoing production of specific web and online projects, meeting quality standards, technical requirements, and best practices, including optimizing graphics, building and updating pages within CMS; selecting appropriate imagery from an approved pool; testing and assuring cross-browser and cross-platform quality; ensuring consistency and effectiveness of presentation for all elements on webpages.

Previous Experience:
3-5 years professional experience in website/web content development, journalism, or related field. Experience in higher education environment preferred.
Knowledge and Education: Superior skills in writing for web, editing, interviewing, and oral presentation are required, as is basic familiarity with editorial standards. Experience with multi-media content production/editing for web a plus. Creativity, initiative, the ability to juggle multiple projects with minimal supervision, adaptability, diplomacy, and an understanding of best practices in web and web communications are essential. Familiarity with ADA requirements at state and federal levels, as well as clear understanding of web standards (including IP and copyright laws), usability, and cross-browser platform compatibility a must.  Bachelor's degree in a related field (new media, English, journalism, communications, etc.) required. 

The position is based in Whittier, California. To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Ana Lilia Barraza, Director of Communications, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 90608. AA/AOE.


Whittier College invites applications for an opening in the Office of Admission to be part of an energetic and innovative team in supporting the international recruitment goals of the institution.

Whittier College seeks an Associate Director of International Recruitment and Admissions to develop, implement, and manage the international recruitment and admission process for prospective students to achieve established international admission and financial aid goals. The Associate Director will report to the Director of Admission and will have responsibilities for application file review, maintain international education agreements and agency relationships, international travel, and working closely with the office of International Programs on campus. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required; demonstrated computer proficiency; international travel experience; effective interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, and the ability to relate well to students, faculty, parents and staff are essential.  3-4 years of international recruitment and admission experience is strongly preferred. Requires an organized, self-motivated, detail-oriented individual who is able to work enthusiastically as part of a team.  Valid driver’s license and dependable transportation required.  

The anticipated starting date is August 15.  Salary and title will commensurate with qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.  

The position is based in Whittier, California. To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Department, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 90608. AA/AOE.

(Depending on education, experience, and credentials)

The Broadoaks Laboratory/Demonstration School 

Position Description: 
Working with the Administrative and Instructional Leadership Teams, the Associate School Director or Assistant Director will participate in all aspects of school administration, management, and instructional programming to ensure high quality programs and services for children and their families, as well as for college students and faculty.  The Associate or Assistant Director will provide direct supervision for the elementary and middle school programs. 


  • Doctorate in Education, Child Development, Developmental Psychology, or related field is highly desirable. Candidates with MA degree and extensive experience may also be considered.
  • California Multiple Subject (elementary) or Single Subject (secondary) Credential or ability to obtain one required.  California Administrative Services Credential or ability to obtain one desirable.
  • Teaching experience in public elementary or middle school required.  Experience in school administration or leadership preferred.
  • Knowledge of current laws, regulations, instructional trends, and best practices required.  Knowledge of Common Core required.
  • Dynamic leadership style and ability to work collaboratively with other professionals.

Preferred Start Date:  Late August 2014

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications should include: (1) resume; (2) letter of interest, including a statement of teaching philosophy and vision for effective school leadership and administration; and (3) three professional references who may be contacted after an interview.

Address applications to Mrs. Kathleen Pompey, Director of School, Parent and Community Services, The Broadoaks School, 13406 Philadelphia St., P.O. Box 634, Whittier, CA. 90608. Send inquiries and electronic submissions to

Whittier College is an AA/EOE employer. Position will be filled pending funding.     


Category:  Admin, Career Planning and Internships
Application Due:  Open Until Filled
Type:  Full Time, 11 months

Whittier College invites applications for an innovative, goal-oriented Director of Career Planning and Internships to lead a committed career planning team.  The new director will be responsible to provide leadership to emerging trends within the career services field by engaging students from diverse backgrounds in career planning early in their tenure at the College, providing opportunities for students to gain relevant professional experiences and advice, facilitating meaningful connections with academic departments and alumni, and cultivating strong employer partnerships and relationships.   The Center for Career Planning and Internships’ main role is to broker career-related connections among students, faculty, alumni, employers and graduate schools.

Overseeing the office, the director supervises an associate director of internships, employer relations coordinator, graduate assistant(s), the program coordinator, and adjunct instructors. The director must be effective in building an innovative, data-driven assessment program which results in tangible graduate outcomes.  To be successful, the director must demonstrate the ability to relate to students, cultivate alumni and employer partnerships, and collaborate with faculty in general and academic and student life departments in particular to support student career goals.  This is a hands-on position, with time spent in direct career counseling, in addition to instructing a credit bearing career planning class.

The director provides career advising, assessment, and counseling; develops workshops and career education programs; collaborates with Alumni Relations in planning alumni networking opportunities; advises on job search, graduate school, and internship strategies; offers access to jobs and internships through such things as job fairs and on-line postings; and supports graduate school application processes.  Oversee the effective use of technology and social media to deliver services to enhance outreach and participation.  

Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in College Student Personnel Administration, Counseling, Education or related field; five years of career services related experience; proficiency in Microsoft Office, exceptional communication, organizational, public relations, supervisory, presentation and career counseling skills; expert knowledge of occupational and employment trends, and resources; data-driven assessment, fiscal management skill, and technology related to Career Planning.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The position is based in Whittier, California. To be considered for this position, please send a letter of application, resume, and list of five references to: or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Jeannie Ortiz, Ph.D., Vice President and Dean of Students, 13406 E. Philadelphia St., Whittier, CA 90608. AA/AOE.

Student Health & Wellness Center

The Medical Receptionist provides administrative and clerical support for the Student Health & Wellness Center. This includes assisting the Office Manager and Director of Student Health & WC with all front office, medical record operations, and any other duties that may be assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Welcomes and greets all patients and visitors in person or over the phone in a courteous manner.
  • Schedule and confirm appointments for students (and occasionally faculty and staff for certain services).
  • Check students in prior to visit and discharge students after visit.
  • Verify insurance eligibility and update into Nuesoft.
  • Enter and update student data into Nuesoft.
  • Ensure that all health forms are updated and available.
  • Document into EMR when appropriate.
  • Facilitates patient flow by notifying the provider of patients' arrival, being aware of delays, and communicating with patients and clinical staff.
  • Responds to patients', parents, and visitor inquiries in a courteous manner.
  • Create and update charts for all incoming and transfer students.
  • Enter student immunization records and send notices to students that are missing required vaccination(s).
  • Place holds on students that fail to submit all required information and remove holds once requirements have been met.
  • Receive student payments and provide receipts.
  • Track all labs fees and payments.
  • Submit student payments and charges to the Business Office weekly.
  • Protects patient confidentiality by making sure protected health information is secured by not leaving EMR in plain site and logging off the computer before leaving it unattended.
  • Provide orientation to work study students when Office Manager is not available.
  • Create flyers and assist with marketing and publicizing of events.
  • Provide exceptional customer service in all work related areas.
  • Convey maintenance and repair requests to Facilities Department.
  • Assist Office Manager and Director of SH & WC with any additional tasks that may be assigned on an as needed basis.

Medical front office experience required. Must have excellent computer skills.  Prefer someone with a minimum of 1 year experience in the medical field. Knowledge of medical terminology. Computer competency in Excel and Microsoft Office programs and ability to learn EMR. Ability to multi-task. Excellent customer service and phone skills. Effective oral and written communication skills.

The position is based in Whittier, California. To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to: or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Maritza Magallanes, Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 90608. AA/AOE.


Whittier College invites applications for a Student Teaching Services Clerk position in the Education Department. The Student Teaching Services Clerk will be responsible for completing and overseeing the daily work of the Department of Education and Child Development as Office Manager; apprenticing as Graduate Admissions Clerk/Credential Analyst; and supporting the Student Teaching Coordinator. 

Position and Responsibilities:
Office Manager (50%)
- Alongside of Department Chair(s) and Child Development Coordinator:

  • Work closely with Department Chair(s) and Child Development Coordinator on department projects.
  • Assist in monitoring department expenditures and grant funds.
  • Supervise front office interactions.
  • Supervise and provide on-going training for department secretary.
  • Supervise and train student employees.
  • Maintain department website and Facebook page.

Graduate Admissions Counselor (25%) -Alongside of Credential Analyst:  

  • Arrange and/or conduct information meetings with individuals and school districts.    
  • Initiate and follow-up with phone calls and correspondence to prospective students and districts.
  • Schedule and conduct individual meetings with prospective students.
  • Coordinate and plan recruitment efforts and marketing strategies with faculty and staff.
  • Articulate with Registrar’s Office regarding Degree Works updates and maintenance.
  • Contribute concept ideas for marketing strategies.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.  

Student Teaching Services Clerk (25%) -Alongside of Student Teaching Coordinator:

  • Arrange and assist in conducting meetings for college supervisors, future and current student teachers, and school district personnel.
  • Develop, distribute, and collect all paper and electronic data for implementing Whittier College’s CalTPA system. 
  • Coordinate collection of all assessment data for credential program’s Biennial Reports to CCTC.
  • Develop, and process all contracts related to school district personnel for implementation of the credential programs.
  • Coordinate submissions to the California Commission on Teacher Credentials (CCTC).
  • Process correspondence between Director of Student Teaching Services and credential candidates and local school district personnel.

Experience in marketing and familiarity with the college environment is key.  1 or 2 years’ experience. 

Knowledge and Education: 
Requires a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.  Knowledge of the guidelines and regulations governing teacher credentialing programs is highly desirable.  Excellent organizational and interpersonal communicational skills required. 

The position is based in Whittier, California. To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary history to: or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Ivannia Soto-Hinman, Associate Professor, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA 90608. AA/AOE.

(Whittier Law School Campus- Costa Mesa, CA)

Whittier Law School (Costa Mesa, CA) seeks a qualified professional to support the Law School’s administrative computing applications systems, and to provide user and technical support of the systems, including end-user consulting, process development, and training.  The successful candidate will provide this support for various Law School departments.  The position reports to the Director of Library and Information Services.  Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.


  • Maintains the administrative computing system in collaboration with the Law School and the Whittier College Information Technology staff. 
  • Creates user and access records as needed.
  • Monitors and tunes database performance.
  • Determines end-users’ data processing requirements.
  • Answers questions and resolves user problems related to report-writing.
  • Develops, maintains, and modifies applications programs used to support administrative offices. 
  • Provides telephone, remote and on-site support as needed. 
  • Maintains currency in new developments related to applications systems. 
  • Assists with and participates in implementation of administrative software.

Please note that the above duties are not to be interpreted as a comprehensive summary of all duties and responsibilities associated with this position.

Essential Qualifications – Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  • 1-2 years’ experience with report-writing applications such as MS Access or Argos.
  • Experience with Banner, SQL, a relational database such as Oracle, and one or more web-based system such as Luminis, Web Tailor, Moodle, or ColdFusion. 
  • Must possess good interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Solid history demonstrating exemplary customer service preferred.
  • Must be highly motivated and solution-oriented and possess a high degree of integrity, ethics, and dedication to the mission of Whittier Law School and Whittier College.  

To Apply:
All applications should include a resume, a letter of interest and at least three references.  Please submit required documents or send inquiries to Hugh J. Treacy, Interim Director of Library and Information Services, Whittier Law School, 3333 Harbor Boulevard, Costa Mesa, California 92626,  (714-444-4141, ext. 494).

Whittier Law School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, medical condition, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law.

Department of Theatre & Communication Arts

Type: Full-Time, 9 months

The department of Theatre & Communications Arts at Whittier College seeks a creative, well-qualified, personable, collaborative, and well-motivated individual to fill a full-time, nine-month, renewable staff position in theatre technology for the 2014-2015 academic year. The person selected for this position will serve as the Technical Director and Scene Shop Supervisor for the Department of Theatre and Communication Arts.  

The Department of Theatre and Communication Arts has three full-time faculty members in theatre, one full-time faculty member in film studies, plus several adjunct instructors and about 50 theatre majors.  The college has an excellent theatre facility, the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, with two theatres (a 400-seat proscenium theatre and a 100-seat studio theatre), modern lighting, sound, and rigging equipment, and scenery and costume shops.  We seek to attract and retain a highly qualified and diverse faculty and staff (AA/EO). 

Serve as the department’s staff technical director under the direction of the Theatre Department’s Resident Designer and its Department Chair, providing technical direction and supervision for three faculty-directed productions and technical support and supervision for other events in the department, including student productions, senior projects, guest artist presentations, etc.  Duties include the following: provide overall supervision of scenery and properties construction and stage rigging for department productions; serve as a hands-on scene shop supervisor; serve as lead scenic carpenter and lighting technician as necessary; instruct and supervise a part-time, paid student technical staff (typically 15 to 20 students) and also laboratory students in scenery construction, basic painting, and stage properties; provide basic lighting and sound technical support for department productions with student assistance; supervise load-in and strike for each production. Coordinate purchases and rentals for scenery, lighting, sound, and stage properties.  Maintain scene shop inventory and equipment; maintain the lighting and sound equipment in the department’s Studio Theatre; rigorously maintain a safe working environment and safe working practices as part of providing technical support for the department; supervise student crews as needed during technical and dress rehearsals and performances; serve as chief technical liaison with the staff of the performing arts center.  The position is considered full-time with weekly hours varying per week, depending on the production schedule, which will include five to six weekend workdays for each major production. 

The position requires a minimum of a B.A. or B.F.A in theatre with a strong design and technology emphasis, or B.A. in another discipline with sufficient work experience and training in theatre technology, particularly scenery construction and rigging.  Additional graduate training and experience in technical direction, scenery construction, stage rigging, lighting technology, and supervision of theatre students and student employees is preferred.  Recent M.F.A. graduates in theatre technology are especially encouraged to apply.

Salary: $32,416.62 for the nine months ($3,601.85 per month), plus medical and dental insurance benefits and accrued vacation time.

Length of Assignment: This nine-month, renewable position will begin on Monday, August 25, 2014, and continue through Friday, May 22, 2015.

To apply: Send letter, resume, and list of three references by email to Brian Reed, Professor of Theatre at The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

 Department of Theatre and Communication Arts, Whittier College, P.O. Box 634, 13406 E. Philadelphia St., Whittier, CA 90608.


Temporary and On-Call assignments are periodically available in various departments of the College. Varying levels of experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities in secretarial and clerical work desirable. Candidates must be available on short notice and be flexible regarding duties and scheduled work hours. Qualified candidates interested in this opportunity are welcomed to send resume and cover letter to