Theatre Costume Design and Construction Instructor Fall 2018



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Theatre Costume Design and Construction Instructor Fall 2018


The College of Southern Nevada appreciate your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:


• Once you start the application process you cannot save your work. Please ensure you have all required attachment(s) available to complete your application before you begin the process.

• Required attachments are listed below on the posting. Your application will not be considered without the required attachments.

• Please note that applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment. Once a recruitment has closed, applications will no longer be accepted.


If you are unable to attach the required documents to your ON-LINE application, you may send them to Human Resources via email or fax to (702) 651-5778.


Job Description


This position will be open until filled. Application review will begin 05/21/2018. For full consideration all application related material should be submitted by 05/20/2018.


Under the direction of the Fine Arts Department Chair, responsibilities of the successful applicant will include: teach a range of theatre courses from Costume Technology to Introduction to Theatre; oversee the costume shop as the Costume Director for Fine Arts events; design costumes or work with professional designers; coordinate curriculum and assessment techniques for General Education courses and theatre programs; carry out related curriculum/course development projects; advise students; maintain membership in professional organizations; develop liaisons with colleagues in the field; and undertake other community service responsibilities, such as recruitment, related to a full-time faculty position. The incumbent is expected to represent the College in a positive manner and work as a team player with colleagues in the department. Other responsibilities include maintaining currency in teaching techniques, participation in departmental and college-wide committees, and campus service. Please note that the College of Southern Nevada is a multi-campus College with some course offerings occurring in the evening and weekends, full-time faculty may be required to teach on multiple campuses and/or nights and weekends during any given semester.


Responsibilities of the candidate includes, but is not limited to, the following.


Teaching assignments will be courses ranging from Costume Technology, Stage Makeup Design, Play Structure & Analysis, Intro to Design/Tech, Costume Design, Intro to Acting, and Introduction to Theatre, and other courses as assigned. Responsible for overseeing the day-to-day running of the costume shop and costume production areas and maintain scheduled production deadlines. Analyze scripts and production schedules to prepare a realistic costume budget, manufacturing and purchasing schedules, and crew requirements. Manages:


shop equipment, including repairs, maintenance, and replacement.


shop costume stock, including organization, storage, and post-show cleaning.


Acts as a liaison with production manager, shop managers, and costume crew head for the smooth transition of the costumes from shop to dress rehearsal. Leader and/or membership in department and college-wide committees. Collaborate with other Fine Arts faculty and college-wide faculty in other schools & departments to develop courses. Representing the Department or College at a number of on/off campus events.


Required Qualifications


Candidates must have an Master's of Fine Arts (MFA) from a regionally accredited College or University in a relevant field, demonstrate contemporary theatre production practices, and have a record of professional accomplishments in the Costume Production field OR


Master's of Fine Arts (MFA) degree in a related field with 18 or more graduate-level credits in theatre production and/or technology courses is required.


Preferred Qualifications


Previous teaching experience in a community college, including demonstrated understanding of the role of the arts in the community college & pedagogical practices.


Have experience working with a diverse student body and workforce.


Demonstrated evidence of professional development and service in proportion with experience, such as committee work, presentations, program development, and training opportunities.


Online and alternative methods of instruction including hybrid, flipped classes, emporium style, lab classes, etc.


Experience redesigning or teaching new courses.


Experience applying assessment techniques to course and program curriculum.


Demonstrated evidence of theatre knowledge beyond the minimum qualifications through professional production work in theatre, film/TV, dance and/or related fields.


Starting Salary Range


Initial salary placement is based on educational level and total years of full time equivalent teaching experience. A maximum of 10 years of experience will be considered for initial salary placement purposes.






Full-Time Equivalent




Required Attachment(s)


To be considered for this position, candidates must attach the following to your application:


• Resume/CV

• Cover Letter

• Contact information for three professional references

• Academic Transcripts

• Teaching philosophy

• A portfolio of professional works in production. Please submit this as a website link or as a PDF document.

• An example of a syllabus appropriate for the community college level.


Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials


National Search


Out of Area/State Candidates may be offered travel reimbursement with original itemized receipts and in accordance with GSA rates at time of travel.


Posting Close Date


Note to Applicant


Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.


All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date posted on the job announcements.


This position may require that a criminal background check be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.


As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.


Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.


CSN is responsive to serving the educational needs of a diverse and ever-changing community. CSN employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. CSN does not sponsor aliens applying for faculty, professional staff, or management positions (H-1B Visas) in the absence of exceptional circumstances as defined by the USCIS.


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The College of Southern Nevada (CSN) creates opportunities and changes lives through access to quality teaching, services, and experiences that enrich our diverse community. CSN has three main campuses in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson and multiple sites and centers.


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