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Master Cutter/Draper

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DEPARTMENT: Playhouse

REPORTS TO: Costumer Shop Manager

REQUIREMENTS: Minimum Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in the field; minimum 3 years practical experience as a Cutter/Draper in a professional setting; minimum 5 years of professional garment construction experience or equivalent; and a thorough knowledge of garment construction techniques, work-room industry standards and safety protocol.

PRIMARY FUNCTION:  Creates the patterns and supervises construction of garments as designed by the Costume Designer. Fits and oversees alterations and reworking of built, rented and pulled garments, as assigned. Maintain quality control and work-room industry standards and safety protocol. Mentor students in all aspects of garment construction, quality control, industry standards and safety protocol.

DUTIES:

  1. Sets the standards for garment construction in the workroom, and oversees quality control and consistency of construction while maintaining a safe work environment.
  2. Creates and/or oversees the creation of patterns by draping or flat patterning for individual garments.
  3. Supervises and participates in the cutting, mock up, stitching and fitting of all costumes.
  4. Supervises and advises students on methodologies for made-to-order garments and alterations with clear and specific instructions.
  5. Assists Costume Studio Manager with the evaluation of students' strengths and level of experience to help in the development of educational growth.
  6. Works closely with the Costume Shop Manager to estimate time and materials needed for each project while developing methods and techniques to achieve goals and adhere to deadlines.
  7. In consultation with the Costume Designer and Costume Shop Manager discusses costumes and how they are to be constructed.
  8. Researches the period, style and techniques necessary to complete the costumes, working with the Costume Designer and the Designer's renderings.
  9. Maintain operational knowledge for multiple studio machines (sewing, industrial sewing, cover-lock, over-lock, walking foot, blind hem) tools, (scissors, rotary cutter, electronic sheers, distressing equipment, etc.) and equipment (dye vat, distressing tumbler, industrial iron and steam generator).
  10. Attend fittings.
  11. Informs Costume Shop Manager of needed supplies and equipment maintenance and repair in a timely manner.
  12. Basic working knowledge of painting and dyeing techniques as it relates to fabric and stage garments for the theatre.
  13. Working knowledge of millinery, leather work, cobbling, jewelry techniques, corsetry, and distressing techniques as needed.
  14. Follows tech protocol.
  15. Attend technical rehearsals as needed.
  16. Attend production meetings as needed.
  17. Performs other duties as assigned by Costume Shop Manager.

Working Environment:  Occasional exposure to objectionable conditions or variations such as those found in variable weather conditions or light industrial settings.

Physical Demands:  Job requires repetitively lifting weight objects where frequent bending or stooping alternates with lighter activities; frequently work at a fast pace with unscheduled interruptions; mobility within office.  Ability to walk, sit, stand, and climb stairs.  Ability to use hands and fingers to handle office equipment, records, files.  Required to reach with arms and hands, and to stoop, kneel or crouch.  Vision abilities read documents.  Ability to talk and hear.  Ability to lift up to 15 lbs.

Point Park University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Scenic Charge

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Scenic Charge

DEPARTMENT: Playhouse

REPORTS TO: Production Manager

PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Scenic Charge (SC) for the Pittsburgh Playhouse is a 10 month (August thru May) position responsible for accomplishing, supervising and coordinating the scenic paint and treatments for the Pittsburgh Playhouse and GRW in support of Playhouse events and productions. The SC ensures safe and proper use and maintenance of all theatrical painting and application materials. The SC works in conjunction with the Production Manager and other production heads to develop production schedules, over hire and staffing needs, budget needs, and advance work with designers, directors, and artists’ representatives for a wide variety of performances and events. The SC mentors students and supervises full-time, part-time, and over-hire production staff within the paint department. This position may teach as an overload consistent with Point Park University policies

REQUIREMENTS: 

Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience with a minimum 3 year related professional work experience as a theatre artisan in a producing theatre or performing arts facility. Skilled at painting techniques and applications, mechanical skills in the use of hand and power tools. Supervisory skills and the ability to read and interpret ground plans required. Strong oral and written communications skills and the ability to instruct on material relevant to scenic applications is required. 

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for the artistic integrity of all paint and surface applications for all playhouse productions & events to the satisfaction of designers and production manager.

Oversees and mentors students enrolled in theatre practicum including apprentice, federal work studies and production students by instructing and supervising them in the technical aspects and safety procedures of the scenic paint department. Assigning tasks to student assistants and crews, supervising students in the operation of various technical theatre assignments.

Oversee and maintain facility areas and support all events within Playhouse production as it relates to the scenic paint department.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Working Environment: Occasional exposure to objectionable conditions or variations such as those found in variable weather conditions or light industrial settings.

Physical Demands: Job requires repetitively lifting average weight objects with repetitive bending and stooping. Frequently lifts heavy objects but alternating with lighter activities. Job may require physical exertion such as long periods of standing. Job may require above-average agility and dexterity. Frequent work at a fast pace with unscheduled interruptions. Mobility within the office. Ability to walk, sit, stand and climb stairs. Ability to use hands and fingers. Required to reach with arms and hands, and to kneel, stoop or crouch. Vision abilities required by this job. Ability to talk and hear. Ability to lift up to 15 lbs.

https://www.pointpark.edu/careersatpointpark/employmentlistings/staffandadministrativepositions/sceniccharge

Point Park University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Director of the School of Art

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1/12/2021

CFA Deans Office

Director of the School of Art

Ball State University

Ball State University’s College of Fine Arts welcomes applications for Director of the School of Arts, available July 1, 2021.

The Director reports to the Dean of the College of Fine Arts and serves as the school’s chief executive who plans, directs, and coordinates the academic, operational, personnel, budgetary matters and promotional activities pertaining to the school, provides leadership and direction in the development and implementation of academic programs, and advocates quality in teaching.

The Director serves as the school’s primary spokesperson and representative to the college, university, and external community, engages in proactive, collaborative short and long-range planning for the School of Art, facilitates opportunities for faculty scholarship and creative endeavors, manages the recruitment and retention of excellent faculty, and works to support a culture of diversity, inclusiveness, clear communication, and collegiality between faculty, staff, and students.

Minimum Qualifications: Appropriate terminal degree in art or art-related discipline. At least two years of experience as a full-time, higher education faculty member in art or an art-related discipline. At least two years of demonstrated administrative experience in exercising leadership and consultative decision-making at the departmental level in higher education, to include curricular development, budget activities, facilities, and equipment. A strong record of scholarly and/or creative activities, teaching, and service. Ability to function effectively as a college leadership team member within a complex, fast-paced, change-oriented institution. Ability to execute duties with resilience and flexibility. Ability to anticipate future deadlines and fulfill obligations to completion in a timely manner. Ability to take initiative and demonstrate personal accountability. Exhibit a high tolerance for ambiguity, including managing multiple priorities.

Employer will consider sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications: Professional and administrative experience in the arts, including, but not limited to, graduate programs administration. Experience with national accreditation processes. Experience with fundraising and/or grant writing at multiple levels. Experience with community engagement. Experience facilitating the use of new technologies within an art or art-related curriculum. Experience with incentivized-based budgeting models. Demonstrated awareness of contemporary best practices in schools of art and design.

Apply online at: http://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/23053. The following are required documents in the Applicant Documents section of this application:

Cover Letter addressed to Dr. Michael Prater, Director and Search Committee Chair.

Complete and current vita.

Evidence of scholarship and/or creative activity to include student work if relevant is required to be uploaded under the “Teaching Statement/Portfolio” document.

A statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion is required to be uploaded under the “Diversity Statement” document.

A statement of administrative philosophy is required to be uploaded under the “Leadership Statement” document.

The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earner is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through January 12, 2021.

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, approximately 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students enroll each year in diverse academic programs on and off campus. Our students come from all Indiana counties, all 50 states, and 68 countries to pursue knowledge in seven academic colleges offering 190 undergraduate majors, 130 undergraduate minors, 140 graduate programs and 200 study abroad programs.

The Ball State way is rooted in the Beneficence Pledge – a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship, honesty and integrity, social responsibility, gratitude and valuing the intrinsic worth of each member of our community. Ball State students, faculty and staff are empowered in a culture that believes in them and demands they believe in themselves. They are partners in an innovative, immersive approach to education. They are supported by living and learning facilities that enable intellectual curiosity. We graduate scholars who are changing the world, and we’ve dedicated our University to do the same.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave.  For further information regarding benefits please visit:

https://cms.bsu.edu/About/AdministrativeOffices/HumanResources/Jobs/Benefits-and-Community/professional-staff    

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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Techncial Director/ Instructor

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based on experience
Application Deadline: 
Sept 1, 2019

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR/ INSTRUCTOR

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Drew University seeks a one-year full-time replacement position starting August 26, 2019 to serve as Technical Director and provide technical oversight for a multiple production season in three different facilities.  Also teach one or two courses a semester including Introduction to Theatre Technology every semester.  Responsibilities include supervision of three professional technical staff, as well as five paid student staff, maintenance, and supervision of facilities and equipment. Requirements include: general knowledge of latest equipment and practice in set construction, lighting, sound, and some knowledge of the tools in the costume shop; professional technical experience; expertise in working with students of varying ability.  M.F.A. in theatre technology or design preferred. 

 

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MIT Museum Studio Assistant

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40 hours/week; rate based on experience
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August 1, 2019

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Job title: MIT Museum Studio and Compton Gallery Assistant

Job description: 

to provide general assistance in running the Studio, e.g., assisting students with engineering design, use of design software, use of rapid prototyping tools at the Studio and other MIT facilities; promoting and running events, facility maintenance and exhibit installation.

The MIT Museum Studio and Compton Gallery is a program connecting the rich resources of the MIT Museum (interpretive galleries, historical collections, etc.) with forefronts of MIT education and research. It operates at the intersection of art, science and engineering; practice-based learning integrates artistic and scientific methods and content. Undergraduate and graduate students from all fields of study pursue original technology projects for experimental exhibition at the Compton Gallery and to advance the multi-sensory learning environment of the MIT Museum. 

Job qualifications: 

-knowledge of engineering design, mechanical design

-experience with shop tools ranging from hand and basic machine shop tools to rapid prototyping tools (laser-cutter, waterjet, additive manufacturing, etc.)

-experience working with small mechanical and electro-mechanical systems (arduino, sensors, motor controllers, dynamic LED lighting, simple electronic prototyping, etc.)

-physical computing programming experience

-facility with Adobe Creative Suite

-comfortable using both Mac and Windows systems

-experience with 3D modeling software (e.g. Vectorworks, Solidworks, Autocad, Rhino 3D, etc.)

-comfortable learning new tools as needed

-familiarity with MIT rapid prototyping and shop facilities a plus 

-teaching experience a plus 

How to apply: send resume and cover letter to Seth Riskin at riskin@mit.edu

Apply by date: July 31, 2019

Salary range: 40 hours/week, hourly rate based on experience 

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Senior Administrative Assistant

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The Senior Administrative Assistant assists with the day-to-day operation of the Instructional Media & Technology Services department, which powers the Elsie K. Sloate Media Center, and manages the operation of the IMATS Equipment Room and its student worker team. In addition, the Assistant works on various media production projects as assigned, and has the opportunity to participate in media instruction, center programming, and other operations.

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