costume design

Assistant Professor, Theatrical Design and Design Coordination

San Francisco State University School of Theatre & Dance Theatrical Design & Design Coordination Assistant Professor

San Francisco State University, School of Theatre & Dance seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Theatrical Design and Design Coordination, with design and teaching expertise in at least one area of theatrical design and a proven record of design process coordination, beginning August 2020.

The mission of San Francisco State University is to create an environment for learning that promotes appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region, state, the nation, and the world. MFA or equivalent terminal degree in theatre or related field, from an accredited program. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Position description available at https://theatre

Application review begins October 1, 2019, continues until filled. Send letter of intent, a current CV, a statement on how your teaching and creative work align with the commitment of the School of Theatre & Dance to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community; creative work portfolio, teaching philosophy, description of research interests and other relevant items; contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date. Via email: or via postal mail: 1600 Holloway Ave., Creative Arts 103, San Francisco, CA 94132. Attention: Design Search Committee

Assistant Professor of Theatre (Set and Costume Design)

Assistant Professor of Theatre (Set and Costume Design) Department: Theatre.

Full Time-Tenure Track Job Description:

• Teach set design, costume design, makeup/wigs, introductory design, introductory design, introduction to theatre, puppetry, theatre history, theatre literature (Africana theatre, Latinx theatre, Asian theatre, Women in theatre, study abroad), collaborative theatre, and entrepreneurship.

• Design sets, costumes and makeup for three departmental productions a year.

• Collaborate with theatre faculty in creating shows, recruiting, and mentoring and empowering theatre arts students.

• Participate in the larger campus community through faculty meetings, committees, student advising and supporting university arts and events.

• Supervise scenic painting and props for all productions; advise student organizations, and serve on department committees.

• Maintain and supervise costume shop, painting, and prop areas.

• Supervise department internship program.

Required Qualifications: MFA in scene/costume design or professional equivalent. Working knowledge of CAD/Vectorworks, drawing, rendering, painting, and model building required. Applicants must demonstrate an ability to interface with faculty, staff and students and to balance teaching and production needs of an active undergraduate program.

Preferred Qualifications: Two years' experience teaching at the college/university level and/or significant professional experience as a scenic designer/scenic artist. M.F.A. in Theatre Design (Set and Costumes - Scenographer) Experience in projection design is a plus.

Posting Date: 8/9/19 Closing Date: Open Until Filled Special Instructions to Applicant: Applicants are to apply through

ESU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities as well as other qualified individuals. Apply Here: PI112818961

Assistant Professor of Instruction in Costume Technology

Ohio University School of Theater invites applicants for Assistant Professor of Instruction in Costume Technology beginning Fall 2019. The College of Fine Arts is invested in hiring faculty members who bring a critical perspective to issues of diversity and multiculturalism.

Nine-month renewable non-tenure track appointment. Generous benefits: tuition for self/dependents, comprehensive insurance package, excellent retirement plan, parental leave, adoption reimbursement, wellness programs/facilities, and employee assistance program. Details: Minimum Qualifications: •MFA degree, or Bachelors’ Degree with significant professional experience. • 5 years experience in costume design/construction with professional experience. • Demonstrated teaching skills. • Shop management experience including technical and production history. • Experience in budgeting/purchasing.

Preferred Qualifications: • Teaching experience with graduate students. • Extensive interpretive, interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills. Responsibilities: Teaching includes but is not limited to: draping, tailoring, flat patterning, costume construction, shop management. Shop management includes: • Supervise fittings and construction. •

Daily operations including personnel, supplies and materials management, and stock supervision. • Projections of labor, materials, and equipment needed. • Maintain professionalism standards and protocol in a learning environment. • Budget oversight is shared with costume faculty and staff. This position requires a strong team player and high level of courtesy and calm. Additional duties: student recruitment, service on academic committees.

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DEADLINE EXTENDED !!! -Assistant Professor, Theatre Design-Scenic, Costume, or Lighting

Assistant Professor, Theatre Design-Scenic, Costume, or Lighting 9 month, tenure track. Salary Competitive & commensurate. August 2019 start.

DUTIES: Teaching from a wide variety of design courses dependent on area of expertise. Three assignments in design and/or teaching per semester. Mentoring of BA design students. Leadership of the design area. Conduct research and/or creative work with nation or international impact.

Minimum Qualifications: MFA in Theatre Design. Demonstrated University teaching experience in theatre design. Demonstrated ability to design scenery, costumes and/or lighting for mainstage productions in theatre, dance and/or musicals.

Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have some or all of the following: National and/or international professional design credits in theatre and/or dance; Membership in USA (United Scenic Artists); Expertise in second design area; Leadership and/or management experience.

Information for Applicants: Job Opening #19325. Apply at EXTENDED TO 3/1/19. Apply online by completing the required information and submitting the following as one attachment; cover letter, vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and 3 current (within 1 year) letters of recommendation. Digital portfolio materials and additional references may be requested at a later date. Only online applications are accepted for this position. This position is subject to Level 1 criminal background check.

Assistant Professor Adjunct of Design, Yale School of Drama

Yale School of Drama seeks a full-time Assistant Professor Adjunct in costume design for the MFA Design Program. Responsibilities include teaching two (2) courses in costume design and execution, supervising and mentoring student work and budgeting on productions, participating in the annual admissions and student recruitment process, and supporting the co-chairs of the Design Program in developing and implementing the curriculum in design. Applicant should have significant experience as a costume designer in the professional theatre and significant experience teaching in a conservatory or other professional training environment. Applicant should also have a strongly demonstrated ability to work effectively and flexibly with a large number of staff, students, interns and other professionals representing a diversity of personalities, gender expression, race, sexual orientation, religion, ability, age, and class. The appointment will be as an Assistant Professor Adjunct of Design for an initial term of up to three (3) years beginning July 1, 2019, renewable, and includes competitive salary with full faculty benefits.

To apply please submit a cover letter, C.V., and three (3) letters of reference. Materials should be submitted through Interfolio, which is free to applicants: Review of applications will begin January 1, 2019. Yale University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Yale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

Assistant or Associate Professor in Costume Design

The Department of Theatre at the University of Minnesota Duluth invites applicants for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor (100%) in Costume Design beginning Fall 2019. Responsibilities include: teaching undergraduate foundation courses in costume design and makeup; developing research/creative works in theatre costume design and makeup; advising and mentoring costume and makeup design and production students; overseeing personnel for all costume and makeup elements for departmental productions; providing departmental service and other requisite duties of a tenure-track position.

Essential qualifications include a terminal degree in costume design or related field from a regionally accredited university with two years teaching experience (graduate school teaching experience accepted) and experience designing costumes professionally. Proven record of research or creative works in costume design. Excellent communication skills; the ability to manage and supervise; and demonstrated ability to complete projects within time and budget constraints.

The University of Minnesota requires online applications for this position. For complete position description and information on how to apply online, visit and search for Job Requisition 327901.

Complete applications will be reviewed beginning January 14, 2019. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.


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


California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Department of Theatre & New Dance THEATRICAL DESIGN ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR We invite applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor of Design to begin Fall, 2019.

Duties and Responsibilities: teach either costume or lighting design, media or digital arts applicable to theatre, film and television; design productions and supervise student designers. Responsibilities include participation in governance, student advising, committee work, and scholarly/creative activities.

Minimum Qualifications: Terminal Degree in Theatre or related field. Previous college/university teaching experience and/or professional theatre; ability to function in a collegial manner in an intensive, production-oriented undergraduate department; mentoring students; a culturally inclusive perspective of theatre.

Preferred Qualifications: Terminal degree in Costume or Lighting Design. Significant college/university and/or professional design experience, interest in departmental leadership, demonstrated ability to be responsive to the educational equity goals of the University. Date of Appointment: Fall, 2019.

Submission deadline is November 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials must be submitted online via Interfolio at Salary and appointment at the Assistant or untenured Associate Professor level will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

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.

Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts

The Lawrence University Department of Theatre Arts (est. 1930) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Theatrical Design to begin September 2019. Candidates must have mastery in a design area; experience/working knowledge of scenic, lighting, sound and costumes; a terminal degree; and professional experience. We seek an excellent teacher and active artist committed to providing talented undergraduates with a transformative education. We expect our new colleague to engage in areas across the Lawrence community through service, curricular affinities, or collaborative projects in the fine arts and humanities. Lawrence University is a highly selective liberal arts college with 1500 students located in Appleton, Wisconsin.

We encourage applications who will help us create a more inclusive Lawrence showing interest in developing inclusive pedagogy to address the needs of a diverse student body. Candidates are encouraged to read more about Lawrence at and to address in their letters of application the ways in which they could contribute to Lawrence’s institutional mission and goals.

For a full position description and application instruction please visit: We will begin the review process on December 17, 2018. For further information or questions please contact Department Chair @

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 in Costume Design

Position Description: Full-time, nine month, tenure accruing faculty position Date of expected hire: August 16, 2018 Salary: commensurate with qualifications, includes full benefits package.

This position shares leadership in maintaining and advancing the costume design and technology program; teaches, recruits and mentors graduate and undergraduate students; participates in the costuming of productions; and contributes in the areas of research and service. The committee will begin reviewing applications January 10, 2018.

For detailed information on job responsibilities, minimum requirements, preferred qualifications and application procedures, please go to

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.