Costume Shop Manager and Instructor of Theatre

Job description

St. Lawrence University’s Department of Performance and Communication Arts invites applications for a full-time, 10-month, potentially renewable position as Costume Shop Manager and Instructor of Theatre.

This position is responsible for the oversight of the costume shop (maintaining stock, managing budget, and training/overseeing student workers and crews) and realizing costume designs (patterning, building, fitting, etc.) for the department’s mainstage season, as well as contributing other specialties to complement departmental offerings.

The University Theatre season includes two faculty-directed productions, two faculty-directed dance concerts, as well as acting/directing showcases.

Teaching responsibilities could include costume technology, draping, patterning, new or experimental costume technologies, sustainability, millinery, or stage make-up. Courses assigned based on experience, qualifications, and departmental needs. Teaching load is 2/1.

We encourage applications from historically under-represented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching in multicultural classrooms. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completed MFA in Costume Technology, Costume Production/Design or equivalent experience in professional costume shop.
  • Demonstrated excellence in costume construction, flat patterning, draping, assembling, fitting, and alterations.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching in the formal or informal classroom.
  • Proficiency and experience in maintaining and troubleshooting costume equipment.

Interested applicants must apply online at uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin on May 17, 2021. Applications submitted after this date will be reviewed as needed. Questions about the position may be sent to Professor Jennifer Thomas ([email protected]), Search Chair.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.




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Posted: 4/21/2021
Application Due: 6/20/2021
Work Type: Full Time
Salary: Comprehensive Salary and Benefits package