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Visiting Lecturer in Theatre - Costume Design/Costume Shop Director (#970)

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The Mount Holyoke College Film/Media/Theater department invites applications for a full-time Visiting Lecturer in Theatre: Costume Design/Costume Shop Director for academic year 2020-2021 with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2020. This position carries a 1/1 teaching load, supervision of all costume labs, and management of the costume shop.  We present two major productions per year, with additional student generated work, and facilitate the end-of-year Film Festival, engaging theatre majors and minors as well as students from other majors across the College.  Essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching two courses per year in costume technology and/or costume design, as well as all lab sections associated with costume technology courses
  • Design at least one department production
  • Advising and mentoring undergraduate students, including student workers in the costume shop
  • Leading the successful execution of costume designs for the Theatre  season within the budget and resources
  • Managing and maintaining the costume lab, and Costume Storage

Required Qualifications:

  • MFA in costume design/technology completed by the time of the appointment.
  • Minimum of one year of professional/practical work in the areas of rendering, costume design, costume construction and costume shop management.
  • Minimum of one year of professional costume design experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least one year of previous university teaching experience.
  • Industry affiliations desired.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in an additional theatrical.
  • Knowledge of current industry developments, practices, equipment and software.

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement that addresses experience with or commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student body. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf. Electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically after the completed application has been submitted. Instructions are online at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu/. Open until filled with priority given to applications submitted by March 9, 2020.

Theatre Arts is merging with Film/Media, please check each of their websites at:

www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/theatre and www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/film

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty. Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color. Mount Holyoke College is located about 90 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts.

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including faculty of color, faculty with diverse gender identities, first-generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy.