Job Description: Costume Shop Supervisor Department of Theatre and Dance Appalachian State University
The Department of Theatre and Dance at Appalachian State University invites applications for a Costume Shop Supervisor. The position is full time (mid-August to mid-May), non-teaching with benefits, with salary range $38,000-$42,000. The department produces 4 theatre productions and 2 dance productions on average, each year on the mainstage.
A master’s degree in theatre or a related field or a bachelor’s degree with at least 10 years of professional experience is required. Preferred qualifications include demonstrated knowledge and skills in construction and patterning techniques, evidence of ability to organize and supervise students in costume construction for theatre and dance, skillful planning and coordination of work assignments, strong organizational skills, and effective interpersonal and communication skills. Work samples may be requested of finalists.
Responsibilities: Oversee completion of built and pulled costumes for all theatre and dance productions; manage costume shop supply budget and student payroll; maintain shop equipment including minor repairs and replacement needs; supervise and mentor undergraduates, non-majors, and student assistants in costume construction; maintain an organized, safe working environment; and organize and maintain costume stock for theatre and dance.
The Department of Theatre and Dance is one of seven departments housed in Appalachian’s College of Fine and Applied Arts, and is home to over 40 full- and part-time faculty, staff and dance musicians. The department offers B.A. degrees in Dance Studies and Theatre Arts; minors in Dance Studies, Theatre Arts, and Somatic Sustainability; and coursework for integrated learning through the arts to the general university student population. Its dynamic co-curricular production program provides exemplary theatre and dance experiences to departmental students, the university community and the region. For further information, visit www.theatreanddance.appstate.edu.
Complete applications include a cover letter that addresses qualifications, CV or professional resume, and full contact information for three current references. Submit applications to Gordon Hensley, search committee chair, at email@example.com. Review of complete applications will begin on April 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. There is potential for a multi-year contract to be awarded.
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact Gordon Hensley, search committee chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (828) 262-7521. Appalachian State University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free of all forms of discrimination.
Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.