Full-Time Lecturer – Costume Production and Technology

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DEPARTMENT: Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies Full-time Lecturer (non-tenure track)

Position description for FULL-TIME LECTURER in Costume Production and Technology

The Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at Tufts University invites applicants for the position of full-time Lecturer in Costume Production and Technology starting September 1, 2019. This position includes opportunities to teach, as well as supervision of the Tufts Costume Shop, responsibilities for realizing three fully-staged faculty productions and two dance concerts per year, and mentorship of student productions.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teach one or two courses per year in costume technology (depending on production responsibilities in other areas)
  • Oversee the realization of faculty production costumes in collaboration with the costume designer
  • Primary construction supervision of faculty designed productions
  • Educate students in proper costume fitting, construction, hang and drape of fabric, and garment maintenance, as well as instructing students in the industry standard methods of running shows
  • Manage and maintain the costume shop and stock areas
  • Provide technical support for Dance projects
  • Advise undergraduate Theatre capstone and Honors Thesis projects
  • Advise undergraduate Theatre majors and minors
  • Service on Departmental Committees

Additional responsibilities/opportunities may include:

  • Teaching up to one course per year in additional area of expertise (depending on production responsibilities in other areas and rotation of Costume Technology class)
  • Design of one mainstage project in Theatre, Dance, or Film and Media Studies per year (course release negotiable)

Applicants must have a MFA in Costume Technology or equivalent professional experience in shop supervision, costume construction (cutting, draping, flat patterning), period silhouettes, fabric modification, wardrobe maintenance, supervision of a crew, strong organization skills, and extensive knowledge of safe use of equipment. Previous college-level teaching experience preferred.

How to apply

All applications are submitted via Interfolio, at http://apply.interfolio.com/55482 . Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample syllabus for Costume Technology or equivalent course, course evaluations if available, portfolio link if available, and three letters of recommendation, submitted directly to Interfolio by the recommenders.

Questions about the position can be addressed to Department Administrator, Rita Dioguardi, at 617-627-3524 or rita.dioguardi@tufts.edu

Review of applications begins December 3, 2018, and continues until the position is filled.

Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.

Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or atjohny.laine@tufts.edu. Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at http://oeo.tufts.edu.

Tufts is a private university with campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville & Grafton, Mass., and Talloires, France.