Director, School of Theatre and Dance and Producer, Illinois Shakespeare Festival
Request/Posting Number 0712517
Classification Title Director
Working Title Director, School of Theatre and Dance and Producer, Illinois Shakespeare Festival
Job Class # 398400
Type of Position Faculty
Percent Appointment: 1-100 (For Student Employment and Graduate Assistant Only; state hours per week) 100
Department School of Theatre and Dance - 05700000
Job Category Faculty - Tenure Track
General Summary Position: Director, School of Theatre and Dance and Producer, Illinois Shakespeare Festival. Twelve-month tenure track appointment.
Illinois State University seeks a communicative and collaborative individual to serve as Director of the School of Theatre and Dance and Producer of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. The successful candidate will report to the Dean of the Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts.
Rank, Salary and Benefits: Full or Associate Professor. Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include retirement, health, dental, and vision insurance.
Anticipated start date is July 1, 2020.
ISU recognizes that a diverse faculty, staff, and student body enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are especially welcomed to apply. Women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and people of color are encouraged to apply.
Duties: The Director of the School of Theatre and Dance is responsible for all matters relating to the development, implementation, and administration of policies and programs of the School of Theatre and Dance. The Producer of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival acts as fiscal agent, supervises the Artistic Director and Managing Director in consultation with the Dean of the College, collaborating with these two lead Festival positions to develop and realize its mission in terms mutually beneficial to the School of Theatre and Dance, the Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts, and Illinois State University.
Duties as the Director of the School of Theatre and Dance:
-Supervise appointment, load assignment, and evaluation of faculty and staff.
-Manage human, fiscal, and facilities resources effectively.
-Promote excellence in instruction, research/creative activity and service.
-Lead continuing efforts to develop community engagement opportunities, international initiatives, and scholarly and creative projects that support the University's mission for distinctiveness and excellence (for more information, visit the University's strategic, Educate-Connect-Elevate, StrategicPlan.IllinoisState.edu)
-Identify opportunities to enhance the mission of the School.
-Serve as Producer and Artistic Director of the School of Theatre and Dance's production program.
-Serve as liaison to other units of the Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts and Illinois State University administration.
-Contribute to the School and College fundraising and development efforts.
Duties as the Producer of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival:
-Work with the Artistic and Managing Directors to communicate goals and vision of the Festival to the University, the Festival advisory board and the general public.
-Establish the Festival budget in consultation with the College Dean and Artistic and Managing Directors.
-Develop long-range artistic and financial goals in consultation with the College Dean and Artistic and Managing Directors.
-Terminal degree related to the performing arts (M.F.A., Ph.D.) from an accredited institution, with an established record of artistic practice and/or scholarly productivity.
-Administrative experience managing budgets, facilities, personnel, and curriculum.
-Successful administrative experience in a university-level theatre and/or dance unit.
-Excellent advocacy and communication skills, openness to new ideas, and a demonstrated commitment to shared governance.
-Successful experience in fundraising, public relations, community outreach, recruitment and retention.
-A commitment to outstanding teaching as a University priority.
Preferred Qualifications: Full Professor
Additional Information: The School: The School of Theatre and Dance is the largest theatre degree-granting program in Illinois. The Theatre program maintains a 10-show season of eight theatre productions and two dance concerts. Facilities include a 525-seat proscenium space and a renovated space that can be adapted to a 125-seat thrust or 150-seat arena. The School offers B.A./B.S., M.A./M.S. and M.F.A. degrees. Areas of undergraduate study include Acting, Design/Production, Theatre Teacher Education, Theatre and Film Studies, Dance, and Dance Teacher Education. M.F.A. areas of study include Costume Design, Directing, Lighting Design, or Scenic Design. The School maintains membership in the University/Resident Theatre Association (U/RTA) and the American College Dance Association (ACDA). The Theatre programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST). School website: https://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/theatre-dance/
The College: The School of Theatre and Dance is located within the Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts, which also includes the School of Music, the Wonsook Kim School of Art, and the Arts Technology Program. In addition, the College supports the Illinois Shakespeare Festival at Ewing Cultural Manor, the Center for the Performing Arts, University Galleries, Illinois Art Station, and Central Illinois Regional Airport Student Art Gallery.
The University: Illinois State University is located in Normal/Bloomington, Illinois, progressive twin cities with a combined population of 178,000. Founded in 1857, it is the state's oldest public university with an enrollment of approximately 21,000 students. It has been named a "Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Required Qualifications 1. Terminal degree related to the performing arts (M.F.A., Ph.D.) from an accredited institution, with an established record of artistic practice and/or scholarly productivity.
2. Administrative experience managing budgets, facilities, personnel, and curriculum.
3. Successful administrative experience in a university-level theatre and/or dance unit.
4. Excellent advocacy and communication skills, openness to new ideas, and a demonstrated commitment to shared governance.
5. Successful experience in fundraising, public relations, community outreach, recruitment and retention.
6. A commitment to outstanding teaching as a University priority.
7. Demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language, as mandated by state law.
Desired Qualifications: 1. Full Professor
Necessary Licenses/Certifications/Degrees 1. Terminal degree related to the performing arts (M.F.A., Ph.D.) from an accredited institution
Work Hours Varies
Proposed Starting Date: 08/16/2020
Posting date 09-16-2019
Closing date Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants Initial review of applications will begin November 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.
Anticipated start date is July 1, 2020. To ensure full consideration, please complete a faculty employment application and submit a letter of application; selected portfolio of artistic/scholarly research and creative activity (submit as "Research Agenda"); an administrative statement that articulates a vision about leading theatre and dance programs in a liberal arts environment (submit as "Other"); curriculum vitae; and names and contact information of three academic and professional references.
Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer encouraging applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, females, and veterans.
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law, you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383.
If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.
Contact Information Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts:
Jean M. Miller, Dean
Departmental Homepage https://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/theatre-dance/
Required Applicant Documents PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply For This Posting". Reference List
Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
Letter of Application
Optional Applicant Documents
Civil Service Test Not Applicable
Physical Requirements: Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:
1. Ability to effectively communicate on a daily basis.
2. Ability to conduct or attend meetings in various locations across campus.