The School of Theater at Ohio University seeks a Costume Design teaching artist to contribute to the delivery of the overall curriculum of the Production, Design, and Technology Area, and to provide artistic and educational leadership for the MFA and BFA costume design programs.
With a balanced focus on both the theoretical/aesthetic phenomena of theatrical design and the practical applications of realized productions, the School of Theater values process-based methodologies that prepare students to be theater artists, practitioners, and innovators for the 21st century.
The School of Theater is actively seeking an individual who, through personal practice and/or research, will broaden the diversity of perspectives available to our students. As we answer the need for a theater that reflects the contemporary moment and carries us into the future, we encourage Black, Indigenous, and artists of color to apply. The desired candidate will embrace and reflect an anti-racist and multi-cultural view that enables students to be artistic leaders in a more inclusive world.
Teach a rotation of modular studio classes in the candidate's area of specialization including but not limited to Costume Design, Costume History, Rendering Techniques, etc.
Teach interdisciplinary design classes within the broader design area as applicable e.g.: Design History, Design Aesthetics, Production Design, Scenography, etc.
Supervise and mentor student costume designers throughout their production processes, including concept development, collaboration, and documentation.
Facilitate professional internships for MFA students.
Participate in production planning, student recruitment, and service on academic committees as assigned by the Director of the School of Theater
This is a nine-month, renewable, instructional faculty position with generous benefits including:
Tuition for self and dependents
Comprehensive insurance package
Excellent retirement plan
Wellness programs and facilities
Employee assistance programs
We are aware of the historical tokenization and exploitation of BIPOC faculty and staff in academia. OU School of Theater is committed to addressing this issue by providing specific care and resources to support the person in this role. Resources include but are not limited to on-campus physical and mental health services, community centers, and grant opportunities.
- MFA or equivalent terminal degree in Costume Design or related field. - Strong background in professional theatrical design and/or entertainment industry, with knowledge/connections to major regional theater markets. -Substantive experience in the teaching of theater. -The ability to add to the diversity of perspectives within the School of Theater including through research, personal practice, and teaching philosophy. -Experience creating, implementing, cultivating, and maintaining a diversity of perspectives in theater training. -Demonstrative ability to reimagine and decolonize typical
Internal Number: 41047
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