The Theater Department at Skidmore College invites applications for a Costume Shop Manager and Lecturer to join the departmentâ™s BS degree program. Responsibilities of the position include teaching one 3-credit costume course each semester; supervising the construction and preparation of all costumes for departmental productions; overseeing all costume design students and construction crews; and costume design of one department production each semester. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, inclusion and cultural competency in teaching, production, student mentoring, and the profession. This is a 3 year appointment and will begin September 1, 2023.
The Theater Department at Skidmore College is committed to building creative, dynamic, and inclusive processes that celebrate and respect individual differences and diversity, including but not limited to differences of race, national origin, ethnic origin, language, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, legal status, and disability. We are a pre-professional program that offers students the opportunity to pursue the serious study of the theater arts within a liberal arts setting. We seek a colleague excited to contribute to these values.
Candidates should be prepared to teach courses at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels; to mentor students in the areas of candidateâ™s expertise; and to support the departmentâ˜s production season and collective governance.
Education: Undergraduate degree (BA, BFA, BS) required; MFA, DFA, PhD or comparable terminal degree preferred; experience working with undergraduates required; professional experience preferred.
a cover letter that clearly articulates qualifications for and interest in the position, department, and college;
a one page teaching statement or sample syllabus; a one page statement that specifically addresses how equity, diversity, inclusion and cultural competency inform your creative work, managerial work, and teaching;
a sample or brief portfolio of design work; and
the names and contact information for three references.
Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. All materials must be submitted through the Skidmore system.
Pay Range: Commensurate with experience
In order to prevent or significantly reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission at Skidmore College and protect all members of the College community from infection, successful candidates will be required to submit proof of full vaccination as a condition of employment, unless exempted as a reasonable accommodation of a medical condition or sincerely religious belief or practice.
Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.
Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates; approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 states and 46 countries.In the universe of selective, private liberal arts colleges, Skidmore's distinctiveness is expressed in the statement that "Creative Thought Matters". This idea reflects not only the historical strength of the College's programs in the fine and performing arts but also the understanding that creativity is required for achievement in any area of human endeavor.The city of Saratoga Springs is widely recognized as one of America's great communities. It is located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, within a three-to-four-hour drive from New York City, Boston or Montreal. Travel & Leisure calls Saratoga Springs one of "America's Greatest Main Streets" as well as "one of the best college towns in the nation," Money Magazine says it's one of the nation's top 100... places to live, and Princeton Review describes it as a "perfect college town." It's a community rich in history and tradition. Famed mineral waters, a Revolutionary War battlefield, and the nation's oldest thoroughbred racetrack represent portions of that history. Also, it's a community of arts and culture. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) is the summer home to the New York City Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, and a performing venue for top rock and jazz musicians.The Skidmore College community awaits your arrival, so if you welcome challenges and are interested in making a difference, come join us!