Arts Instructor, Project and Stage Management

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
14 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Full Time



The Instructor of Project and Stage Management works with the Arts Team to manage the rehearsal room for all production work including main stage theater productions and capstone projects. They will also mentor and advise students on stage management for all student-led and classroom projects. In addition, they will supervise all theater program rehearsal inventory, perform general maintenance and upkeep for rehearsal spaces, and advocate for best practices within rehearsals and performance strategies for students, faculty, and guest artists. Responsibilities include but are not limited to areas such as: stage management, development of best practices, writing rehearsal and production reports, attending each theater production and project and call lighting and stage cues as needed, facilitating the audition process, managing inventory and inventory planning, providing academic support and general support as needed. Additionally, as a professional stage manager, the instructor lends mentorship and oversight to the other curricular, extracurricular, and co-curricular projects born out of the theater program, as needed and planned for.

Division of Assignment to Theater and to the Division: While 80% of responsibilities are specifically within the Theater Program, an interdisciplinary and forward-thinking program, the remaining 20% will be in support of other areas within the Division. This is an expansive role: we are looking for a professional stage manager who is capable of taking their work (and transliterating it) to other programs and areas within the division.

NYUAD values diversity, inclusion, belonging, and equity; such principles are fundamental to the university's commitment to excellence. NYUAD students come from more than 115 countries, with no majority population. Likewise, our faculty population is highly diverse and community-minded: our modern campus is home to over 320 faculty who represent more than 45 different nationalities, all of whom bring a global perspective to their classrooms and research projects. Research is advanced by over 400 highly qualified research staff, who are likewise drawn from all over the world.

About NYU Abu Dhabi

Established in partnership between New York University (NYU) and the emirate of Abu Dhabi, NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) has assembled over the past decade a remarkable community of scholars, students, researchers, artists, inventors, and others who have contributed to the growth of the UAE’s capital as a global hub of knowledge and culture while establishing a new model of higher education for today’s complex world.

NYUAD is animated by inspiring, diverse faculty, students, and staff working together in an exciting and dynamic city. As an international center of excellence in teaching and research, our goal is to attract outstanding faculty who are leaders in their fields, encouraging them to create programs that draw outstanding students and providing an intellectually rich environment.

Students are drawn from among the world’s best. They are bright, intellectually passionate, and committed to building a campus environment anchored in mutual respect, understanding, and care. The NYUAD undergraduate student body has garnered an impressive record of scholarships, graduate-school appointments, and many other global honors. Graduate education is an area of growth for the university and the current graduate student population of over 100 students is expected to expand in the next decade.

NYUAD is committed to building and strengthening a university-wide culture of inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity (IDBE). For more information on NYUAD’s commitment to IDBE and how these values create fundamental to our mission please visit

Working for NYUAD

A world-class institution deserves world-class benefits. At NYUAD, we recognize that Abu Dhabi is more than where you work, it’s your home. In order for faculty and staff to thrive, we offer a comprehensive benefits package to our top talent. This starts with a generous relocation allowance to ensure a smooth transition to Abu Dhabi, followed by a competitive salary, housing and transportation allowance; educational assistance for your dependents; access to health and wellness services, plus more. NYUAD is committed to faculty and staff success throughout the academic career trajectory, providing support for ambitious and world-class research projects and innovative, interactive teaching approaches.

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We encourage applicants with professional experience in stage management and teaching stage management. Applicants with a degree in stage management or with substantial professional experience are preferred.

Application Instructions

To be considered, please upload:

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • To submit the application, you will be prompted to submit the contact information for three referees who will then be prompted by email to upload their confidential letters of recommendation to NYUAD’s online application system, Interfolio.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The application process closes on January 31, 2022. The successful candidate is expected to start employment in Abu Dhabi in September 2022.

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Join NYU Abu Dhabi, an exceptional place for exceptional people.

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply. #nyuadinstructorcareers

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

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