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This position is a 9-month position associated with responsibilities as Costume Shop Manager and Instructor. This position is located on the main Stephenville campus. Work Hours: Mon-Fri: 8AM - 5PM or as work requirements indicate. Requires the ability to teach and/or work remotely at the Universityâ™s discretion.
Teach Stagecraft II, Costume Design and Construction, and Practicum as needed. Supervise daily labs
Develop, implement and review effective teaching /learningÂ processes,Â incorporating appropriate methodology, technology and other tools; RemainÂ current in discipline and update course content when appropriate to reflect currentÂ levels of student knowledge in the discipline; Develop a system for ongoing evaluationÂ of both teaching and learning, including expectations of student competency andÂ student learning outcomes; Exhibit a mature view of the academic discipline; Work inÂ partnership with immediate supervisor through a formal system of evaluation ofÂ instruction to identify strengths and weaknesses and identify professionalÂ developmentÂ activitiesÂ to improve student learning.
60% Costume Shop Manager and Costume Design
Design or oversee the costume design and implementation of all Theatre area productions
Supervise the construction of costumes for all Theatre area productions
Budget and purchase all costume materials for Theatre area productions
Supervise and guide student designers and evaluate studentsâ™ skill level to assign projects/tasks accordingly to improve sewing and problem-solving skills to include, but not limited to: measuring, laundry and ironing, cleaning and organization, garment care and storage, hand sewing, machine sewing, patterning, draping, costume crafts, and fitting etiquette
Oversee and train a staff of student workers for the Costume Shop
Schedule student workerâ™scostume shop hours; instructing student staff in the technical aspects of costume construction and the proper and safe use of associated machinery.
Design costumes for theatre productions to include: read-throughs, rehearsals, research, plots and show, paperwork, costume sketches/renderings, swatch fabrics, pulls/patterns/making costumes, conducting fittings/marks alterations, attends production meetings.
Maintain shop equipment and make recommendations for repair needs and purchasing.
Maintain costumes shop database, inventories and organize stock and supplies.
Handle incoming and outgoing donations.Â
Gather actor measurements and store in database.
Prepare alterations, schedule fittings, handle laundry and dry cleaning, draping, patterning, and sewing costumes.Â
Oversee tech weekends, dress rehearsals, wardrobe crews, and strike.
MFA in Drama, Theatre, Costume Design, or an equivalent degree in field of theatre practice.
5 Years of program management experience including supervisory experience.Â
Experience as a seamstress or experience sewing/stitching.
Network of professional colleagues and connections.
Preferably, the candidate is still actively working in the industry.
Commensurate with experienceÂ Â
Tarleton State University offers a career filled with purpose and opportunity in addition to competitive wages. As part of the Tarleton family, the following benefits are also available to full time and qualifying part time employees:Â
Tarleton’s VisionTarleton State University will be the premier comprehensive regional university in the nation, dedicated to education, service and research. It is committed to being a university of opportunity for all students and believes it has a responsibility to drive regional innovation and job creation for all graduates.About Tarleton State UniversityTarleton’s innovative and transformative approach provides more than knowledge. Through real-world experiences and effective teaching, research, scholarship and service, students gain the know-how for promising careers, no matter their field of study.Tarleton has evolved into the near-perfect model of size, academic scope and affordability. Founded in 1899 and part of The Texas A&M University System since 1917, it combines the resources of a major public institution — more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, cutting-edge academic facilities, faculty experts — with its own brand of personal attention, history and community to be a first-choice destination for students across North Texas and beyond.Students can choose to study in one of seven colleges — Agricultural and Environmental, Business Administration, Educ...ation, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences and Human Services, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology.The primary campus is in Stephenville, which consistently ranks as one of the best small towns in America. Additional locations are in Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and Bryan, complemented by a fully online Global Campus.Students come to Tarleton from around the world, representing some 30 countries and nearly every state in the U.S., and leave as moral, ethical thinkers with civility and integrity who contribute meaningfully to a global society.Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer. Students may select areas of study from six colleges: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences and Human Services, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology.More than 60 bachelor's programs and 30 graduate degrees, featuring doctoral studies in educational leadership, have led more than 13,000 students from 45 states and more than 20 foreign countries to make Tarleton State their collective choice for a college education.Tarleton's research centers are daily searching for solutions to global problems. For instance, the Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research conducts analyses to address environmental issues facing the state and nation, while the Southwest Regional Dairy Center, using an almost $1 million grant, is working on ways to turn animal waste into a viable energy source.Tarleton's blueprints for a brighter-than-ever future include a new applied sciences building with engineering laboratory space on campus in Stephenville, a new academic building on the university's planned 80-acre Fort Worth campus near Chisolm Trail Parkway, and $24 million in upgrades and improvements to the institution's venerable Memorial Stadium.Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.