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Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY

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The Center for Theatre and Dance at Ithaca College is seeking interested candidates for a renewable, three-year, non-tenure eligible assistant professor in our B.S. in Theatre Arts Management (TAM) program, to begin August 16, 2023.

Candidates with a varied and vibrant background in professional arts management practice or a non-traditional academic or career trajectory, who demonstrate an acumen for teaching undergraduates in both a traditional classroom and mentoring in the hands-on experiential learning environment of live performance, are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities include teaching courses and mentorship of TAM students managing a season of 8-10 productions; Providing content-knowledge for the following courses: TAM Foundations - Ticketing Operations, Marketing the Arts, and Introduction to the Professional Theatre, with the possibility of teaching other courses in the candidate’s area of expertise.  Additional teaching includes mentorship and supervision of TAM Practicum; primary responsibility for supervising the Tessitura-based box office, and front-of-house operations for Ithaca College Theatre across three venues (50-seat studio theatre, 280-seat flexible space, and 500-seat proscenium).

Additional job responsibilities include sharing supervision activities of evening and weekend performances with other TAM faculty; budget management for the TAM area; growing campus partnerships and cultivating relationships with local businesses to create opportunities for TAM students; lowering barriers for audiences and students to access theater and live performing arts; implementing strategies to recruit underrepresented constituents to study arts management at Ithaca College.

Additional service expectations focus on student reviews, daily collaboration with faculty and staff, and participation in the shared governance of the Center for Theatre and Dance. Scholarly activity and professional development are encouraged.

Qualifications: The position requires a Bachelor’s degree; persons with a Master’s degree or continuing enrollment towards completion of a Master’s degree in the fields of arts/culture/entertainment/non-profit management (or leadership/entrepreneurship), business, public policy/public affairs, and/or law are equally encouraged to apply; a minimum one year of "Superuser" experience with Tessitura functionality or two years of box office management experience with proven functionality in other ticketing platforms, and the demonstrated ability to build seasons for subscription series, multiple venues, extract reports, pull analytics, and the ability to teach students these skills, is required. Experience leading marketing and social media initiatives and working with students to create marketing campaigns is preferred.

The Ithaca College Center for Theatre and Dance, housed within the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, combines conservatory style training with a broad education in the liberal arts. Degree programs include four B.F.A. pre-professional programs (theatre production & design, stage management, acting, and musical theatre), a B.S. in theatre arts management, a B.A. in theatre studies, and minors in Theater or Dance. The Center is consistently ranked among the top undergraduate programs in the nation by The Princeton Review and is accredited by NAST. Our robust production season includes plays, musicals, dance, and opera in three venues housed in the Dillingham Center for the Performing Arts, and our ticket office conducts thousands of transactions each season.

The Theatre Arts Management major at Ithaca College is one of the few hands-on undergraduate theatre management programs in the United States. Our theatre arts management alumni are consistently employed in positions throughout the arts and culture industry. Interested candidates can learn more about the program here.

Our learning community is committed to significant actions fostering conscientious and antiracist practices, curriculum, and policies so marginalized voices are amplified and LGBTQIA+ identities are valued and represented. Our culture, decision-making, and communications are led by shared governance, accountability, transparency, and representation, towards a goal of meaningful, impactful change. We seek individuals who share that commitment and embrace inclusive ideas and practices in all they do – from materials, current events and history taught in courses, to de-colonizing the curriculum, our season, and our points of view towards admission, recruitment, and retention.

Application Instructions: For full consideration, applications should be completed by October 31, 2022.  Apply online at and attach a current CV, three samples of professional work (reports, social media samples, marketing examples, assignments or syllabi, etc.), and a one- to one and a half-page cover letter. Please include, as part of your cover letter, a statement that highlights your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging through your professional experience and skills. 

Questions about the online application may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000 or [email protected] Screening of applications will begin immediately. The search will remain open until filled.

Ithaca College is building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the College is appreciated.

Visa sponsorship will be considered for this position.


Ithaca College is a private residential college in the scenic Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. Located in one of America’s top college towns, IC boasts a lively and sophisticated residential community that takes full advantage of its stunning natural backdrop and a local community rich in arts and culture.

At Ithaca College, faculty and staff work together to make students ready for success in an evolving world. Challenging academic programs promote critical thinking and hands-on learning, and students work closely with experienced and accomplished faculty on innovative research and enlightening coursework. Ithaca’s new strategic plan, IC 20/20, positions the college to offer a truly distinct integrative learning experience.

From its founding in 1892 as the Ithaca Conservatory of Music, Ithaca College has had a distinguished history of interweaving the threads of liberal and professional education. Students are encouraged to study across disciplines at each of the college’s five schools: Business, Communications, Health Sciences and Human Performance, Humanities and Sciences, and Music.

The college is an internationally known and respected coeducational and nonsectarian institution with approximately 6,200 undergraduate and 470 graduate students, who come to Ithaca from nearly every state and over 70 countries. The curriculum provides more than 2,000 courses in over 100 programs of study. While the breadth of its curriculum is normally found only at larger universities, Ithaca holds fast to its tradition of close, personal instruction (11:1 student-faculty ratio).

Rewards of Working at Ithaca College

A preferred employer in its upstate New York region, Ithaca College provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. Faculty and staff also enjoy the kind of uniquely rewarding work environment that can only be found in a vibrant college community.

Ithaca College’s benefits program includes medical, dental, and life insurance, long-term disability plans, and a flexible spending reimbursement account for eligible expenses not covered by other benefits.

Ithaca contributes to the personal and professional development of faculty and staff, and emphasizes the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance. With workplace flexibility, community service opportunities, and tools for individual growth, employees are encouraged to take advantage of everything IC has to offer.

Additionally, the college offers educational benefits, retirement options, vacation, sick, and personal leave, statutory benefits, at least 11 paid holidays per year, use of the college's many recreational facilities, and free parking. Employees also enjoy access to many services, including the college library, the Campus Center, and the college’s campus store.

For a more detailed description of benefits available to Ithaca College employees, visit

About the Area

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the vibrant city center. Home to several parks and surrounded by more than 150 waterfalls, Ithaca is an outdoor lover’s paradise. And with more restaurants per capita than New York City, it’s also a food lover’s dream. Activity thrives downtown, where live music, independent cinema, and artistic performances can be found almost any night of the week. Whether you’re looking for natural beauty or urban sophistication, Ithaca has something for everyone.


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