Theatre / Design: Artist in Residence

Location
Rock Island, Illinois
Posted
Apr 03, 2018
Ref
115-18
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: THEATRE DESIGN -  Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois  invites applications for a two year Artist in Residence appointment in theatre design beginning in August of 2018.  This position is for 10 months each year with the possibility of employment in our summer theatre program for an additional stipend. In addition to teaching up to two courses per year in design and stagecraft, the candidate will provide scenic and lighting design for three mainstage theatre productions, one opera and one children’s theatre production in a new 260 seat thrust theatre.  The artist will also supervise student design work as needed.  M.F.A. in scenic or lighting design preferred, equivalent professional experience considered. General competency in all areas of design is expected with demonstrated expertise in scenic and/or lighting design, and experience in the use of video and projected scenery. Strong organizational, communication and collaboration skills are a must This artist will work in collaboration with a full-time technical director and a full-time costumer.. Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of approximately 2,500 students, most of whom live on a wooded 115-acre campus.  Rock Island, Illinois, is part of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, a diverse metropolitan area with 400,000 residents, located about three hours west of Chicago and 45 minutes east of Iowa City, home of the University of Iowa.
Augustana College is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds.  We do not discriminate based on age, race, color, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability or creed.
Details about Augustana College, our expectation of the faculty, the selection process and the Quad Cities all are available at the Faculty Search website: http://www.augustanafaculty.org.
To apply, please email application materials to sherrydocherty@augustana.edu using the subject line: Search #115-18 Theatre Design, and directed to Dr. Gail Summer. Alternatively, application materials can be mailed to: Search #115-18 Theatre Design, C/O Dr. Gail Summer, Provost and Dean of the College, Augustana College, 639 – 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201.  A complete application will include: a letter of application with salary expectations, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (including contact information).   Questions may be directed to jeffcoussens@augustana.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.