Lecturer - Hair, Wig, Makeup Specialist

The University of North Carolina Greensboro is now accepting applications for a nine-month, non-tenure track lecturer position as Hair, Wig, Makeup Specialist in the School of Theatre to begin August 1, 2019.

Responsibilities include design hair, wigs, and makeup, and occasionally costumes for campus productions. Teach basic and advanced makeup special effects and prosthetics, wig styling and wig maintenance. Supervise student wardrobe running crews and wig and makeup workshops. Attend dress rehearsals and strikes. Assist in maintaining costume stock and coordinating costume loans. Collaborate in planning and scheduling Design and Technical Production area activity and creative work. Advise students on curriculum requirements and assist in student recruitment.

Preferred Qualifications: Strong preference for candidates with a graduate degree in wig and makeup design and certification in cosmetology; experience working with students in a college theatre environment and in professional theatre. Experience working with digital design software is strongly desired. Applicants with appropriate training, ability, and/or professional experience equivalent to the minimum degree may be considered.

Salary Range Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications Review Begin Date: 1/7/2019 For more information, go to



The School of Theatre and Dance invites an engaging and collaborative individual who respects a diverse academic environment to join a progressive faculty for a 9-month, Tenure-track position in Costume Design and Technology starting August 19, 2019. The School produces eight productions annually. Opportunities exist for employment at Porthouse Theatre, the School’s professional summer theatre.

Responsibilities. Teach graduates/ undergraduates in design, drawing and rendering techniques. Provide leadership of the Costume Design and Technology area including supervision, academic advising, and mentorship of M.F.A. teaching assistants in costume. Candidate will collaborate effectively with diverse students and faculty.

Qualifications: M.F.A. in Theatre design technology and/or equivalent professional experience designing for theatre and dance. Demonstrated competence in teaching. Skills in both traditional and digital media. Commitment to scholarship and service in an academic environment. Wigs and Makeup are desirable secondary areas.

Applications considered starting November 1, 2018 at (998087) Include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a diversity statement, a philosophy of teaching, and a list of 5 references. Please have three confidential reference letters and link to website portfolio of realized work sent to Tammy Honesty ( Costume Design Search, School of Theatre and Dance, Kent State University, B141 CPA, Kent, OH, 44242-001

Senior Lecturer in Costume Design

The Department of Theater and Performance Studies at Stanford University is seeking applicants for a full-time Senior Lecturer in Costume Design, with an appointment to begin September 1, 2019. This position involves the following responsibilities:

Teaching: Three undergraduate classes per year in costume design and other related areas as needed, as well as supervision and mentoring of student designers.

Design: Costume design for three main stage productions (dance and theater) over the academic year. Costume designs include research, design presentation, and realization of costume production, in a range of periods and styles. (The ratio between the number of classes and productions may vary).

Service: This position will require service on the Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS) Production Committee. Also, the senior lecturer in this position is expected to coordinate design curriculum and work closely with other design faculty, and to collaborate with the costume shop manager on construction and management of the costume shop as needed. Required

Qualifications: MFA in costume design or allied field; professional costume design experience; excellent teaching, mentoring, and communication skills. Experience in shop management, costume construction, draping, pattern making, and millinery. A successful candidate for this position will have ability to understand and appreciate the mission of a theater department in a liberal arts university and to work closely with faculty, staff, students, and visiting artists. Ideal candidates will have experience in multiple design areas and mediums. Application materials: Applicants should send curriculum vitae, cover letter, three letters of reference, a design portfolio for 3 productions, and 3 course syllabi to Beth McKeown, Department Manager, at For full consideration, materials must be received by October 15, 2018. The term of appointment will begin on September 1, 2019.

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Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.


The nationally recognized Hartford Stage (LORT B) in Hartford, CT. seeks experienced and creative individual for Draper position. Preferred candidates will possess the following qualifications:

• 5 + years professional experience.

• Positive attitude.

• Exemplary organizational capabilities, strong critical/creative problem solving.

• Supervisory experience, good communication and interpersonal abilities; team oriented.

• Expertise in dressmaking and men’s tailoring- covering period and contemporary.

• Expertise in pattern drafting, draping, quick rigging- covering period and contemporary.

• Working knowledge in industrial and domestic sewing machines, sergers, industrial irons and other pertinent tools.

• Knowledge of best practice for various fabrics.

• Knowledge of costume and theatre history.

• Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment.

This position is seasonal, full-time/hourly, eligible for overtime and includes a full benefits package. Hartford Stage is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and equitable environment and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women. EOE. Please email cover letter, resume, references, and examples of work to costume shop manager Blair Gulledge at with “Draper” in the subject line. No calls, please.

Costume Director

The Costume Director is a key member of the Production team at the Huntington Theatre Company, responsible for all aspects of costume design execution, including determining the specifications and build schedules, and management of costume shop staff, budgets, and equipment. Creativity and the ability to learn and manage change are paramount as the Huntington experiences a period of dynamic growth including the upcoming renovation of our largest theatre, and the design of a support facility which will include new costume shop facilities.

Specifically, the Costume Director:

• Supervises the construction, alterations, purchasing, and rentals of costumes for each production, including wardrobe and wigs/hair.

• Interprets the costume designers’ renderings into full scale costumes based upon conversation, renderings, and research provided by the costume designer.

• Leads the effort to generate revenue through costume stock rentals and building costumes for external companies. This includes managing and promoting rentals and outside projects, managing and maintaining current stock, and building rental stock.

• Guides and supervises employees in the more complex phases of their work, trains new employees, ensures proper use of all materials by all staff, and provides quality training and development for the department.

Teaching Assistant Professor of Costume Design and Technology

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a full-time, non-tenure track (specialized faculty) Teaching Assistant Professor of Costume Design and Technology, with a proposed start date of August 16, 2018. An MFA or terminal degree is required; special consideration will be given to those with experience in a range of disciplines and genres, including Theatre, Dance, Opera, Television, or Film. Experience with curriculum development and academic leadership is desirable. For a full position description and to apply, please visit by April 13, 2018.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. The University is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled

Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Overhire Costume Craft Artisan

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is seeking an experienced Crafts Artisan dedicated to being part of a Costume Department. The individual must possess the ability to ensure the design as directed by OSF Costume Designers. This includes participating in any of, or the entire process of building hats, masks, armor, accessories as well as paint and surface treatment of craft items. The individual must be able to work both independently and collaboratively with multiple members of the Production Department. The individual must have a minimum of one year of experience in building leather goods, millinery, and jewelry in a professional theater or performing arts, or equivalent professional work experience. For a complete job description and application details please visit At OSF, we believe that diverse ideas, cultures, and traditions reflect the broad diversity of the nation and enrich our insights into the work we present on stage. We are committed to diversity in all areas of our work, including play selection, casting, marketing and public relation efforts, education programs, strategic recruitment of staff and volunteers, and the composition of the Board of Directors.

Two Costume Shop Positions: Design Assistant & Cutter/Draper

The nationally recognized Oregon Shakespeare Festival is the largest of the few U.S. theatres operating in rotating repertory. OSF mounts 11 shows in rotating repertory over an 8½ month/800 performance season. For each of OSF’s seasons, guest costume designers from around the country collaborate with the company’s resident professional costume team to create hundreds of costumes for more than 100 actors playing more than 200 roles for up to 120 performances in each role.

OSF is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Design Assistant and Cutter/ Draper dedicated to being part of a costume department which maintains professional standards of artistic excellence and performs their work with the highest integrity. For complete job descriptions and application instructions please visit

OSF pursues ambitious artistic goals as we believe that diverse ideas, cultures and traditions reflect the broad diversity of the nation and enrich our insights into the work we present on stage. We are committed to diversity in all areas of our work, including play selection, casting, marketing and public relation efforts, education programs, strategic recruitment of staff and volunteers, and the composition of the Board of Directors.

Assistant Professor of Costume Design

The Theatre & Dance Department at the University of Memphis invites applications for a full time, tenure-track position in costume design. The M.F.A. degree is required. Applicants must have a record of professional activity in costume design. Commitment to student development suitable for a professional training program offering the M.F.A. and B.F.A. in theatrical design a must. Experience using computer technologies desirable.

Teaching includes Costume Design, Period Style, Rendering, Introduction to Design, and Introduction to Theatre with opportunities to teach in allied design areas. Responsibilities include serving as costume designer or advisor for a season of six productions and supervision of the costume area. Continued involvement in professional theatre expected. Departmental responsibilities include advising M.F.A. and B.F.A. candidates, and assigned committee work. The position is supported by a costume shop supervisor and GAs. For a complete job description and application instructions:

UofM offers B.F.A. degrees in Design, Performance, Musical Theatre, and Dance and M.F.A. degrees in Design/Technical Production and Directing. We are committed to working with a diverse population and to maintaining values of inclusiveness and intersectionality with regards to community, gender, and race. The UofM is located in Memphis, a large, dynamic and arts-rich urban center of Tennessee.