Costume Shop Manager Lecturer (12 month)

University of Central Arkansas

United States

February 5, 2022


Position Details Posting Number F0582021

Working Title Costume Shop Manager Lecturer (12 month) Department Org 333000 - Film, Theatre and Creative Writing Position Summary

The Department of Film, Theatre, and Creative Writing seeks a Costume Shop Manager / Costume Lecturer I for the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) Theatre academic program and the costume shop manager for the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre (AST), a professional summer festival. The successful applicant will be a collaborative artist committed to student creativity and success; diversity, belonging, inclusion, and equity. The academic program annual season includes two workshop, two fully realized and two showcase productions. The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre will produce two to three works in the summer season.

This full-time, twelve-month, non-tenure-track position has a preferred start date of May 16, 2022.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

1) Teaching responsibilities include teaching two three-hour course(s) per semester (production and performance lab hours, stage makeup, costume construction, or other related course depending upon areas of interest) and supervising & instructing laboratory students. Course reassigned time may be available for design work, if desired.

2) The Costume Shop Manager is responsible for all aspects of the work of the costume shop. These responsibilities and duties include:

- Hiring costume staff and managing the costume shop for UCA Theatre and AST.

-Management, supervision, and instruction of all costume shop staff, including work study and laboratory students.

-Execution of costume design realization in the areas of patterning, stitching, cutting, draping, shopping, pulling, dying, altering, and fittings, along with any craftwork, hair styling, and wigs or makeup work.

-Supervising wardrobe crews.

-Management and maintenance of all costume shop resources, including budgets, supplies, materials, equipment, calendars, and schedules.

-Setting procedures for and managing costume storage, workshop production support, as well as costume rentals and loans.

-Excellence in organization and self-motivation.

-Working collaboratively and collegially with all students, faculty, and guest artists.

-Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Skills Considered Essential for Success

-Knowledge of the organization and administration of higher education. -Knowledge of state, federal, and university rules, regulations and procedures. -Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment. -Ability to work collaboratively and independently with common goals as a part of a team. -Ability to make sound judgments. -Effective interpersonal communication, writing, and organizational abilities. -Civility in all interactions. -Demonstrate effective follow-up.

Required Education and/or Experience

- M.F.A. in Costume Design and Technology, or M.A. in related disciplines with substantial professional experience may be considered. - College teaching experience preferred.

For more information about UCA Theatre and the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, please see our websites- https: // https: // www.

Preferred Education and/or Experience License(s)/Certifications (Required or Preferred) University, Campus, and Community Description

Thank you for your interest in employment at the University of Central Arkansas. Founded in 1907, UCA has an enrollment of more than 10,000, of which more than 15% are graduate students. The university offers more than 90 undergraduate and 60 graduate certificate and degree programs, including doctoral programs in five disciplines. The undergraduate student body consistently scores above the national average on the ACT exam. UCA is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and its contributions in research, scholarship, and creative activities. UCA seeks to attract students and employees that are dedicated to building a culture of diversity, belonging, inclusion, and equity.

Desired start date 05/16/2022

Background Check Statement

This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal, sex-offender registry, financial history background check and drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

UCA EEO Statement

The University of Central Arkansas is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution dedicated to attracting and supporting a diverse student, faculty and staff population through enhanced multicultural learning environments and opportunities. In keeping with its nondiscrimination policy in employment, admissions and other functions and programs, the university considers employees and students on the basis of individual merit and will not discriminate against a person on the basis of gender, race or color, ethnicity, religion, spiritual beliefs, national origin, age, familial status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, disability, political beliefs, intellectual perspective, genetic information, military status, or other factors irrelevant to participation in its programs.

Open Date 11/30/2021 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

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