New York, United States
Competitive Salary
Apr 19, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Pace University’s School of Performing Arts (PPA), located in New York City, is seeking is seeking a full-time Associate or Assistant Clinical Professor to teach costume construction courses (independently or collaboratively), and maintain a high level of support for the artistic production and academic goals of PPA and the University, including mentoring students, and providing an educationally sound, safe, and satisfying experience for all theatre participants.

The clinical faculty position is a combination of faculty and administration and has the following responsibilities:

  • 12 credits will be devoted to teaching, and departmental service is expected as part of the faculty assignment.
  • The position also will receive 12 credits of administrative release to oversee the costume (design and production) aspects of the PPA Mainstage Productions and student events and productions.
  • Collaborate with the costume designers and supervise, coordinate and manage the builds, alterations, and purchases necessary for each production.
  • Maintain accurate equipment/inventory wardrobe lists and produce necessary drawings and/or renderings for costume construction.
  • Assist in the following: preparing, planning, budgeting, drafting and purchasing materials for the Mainstage Productions; developing and maintaining the build schedule and production calendar; purchasing necessary supplies; and tracking student and technical staff hours.
  • Recruit, hires and supervise student labor and other technical staff.
  • Mentor student labor and work closely with faculty and students to provide insight and help educate the students on all aspects of costume construction.
  • This is a 12 month position; Must be able to oversee the costume shop during the academic year, and work weekends and evenings as necessary for production. There may be specific predetermined projects during the summer months.

Position Qualifications:

  • MFA and 2-3 years of experience in Theatrical Costume Production, and teaching experience in a liberal arts setting are preferred, but BA/BFA and 5 years of experience may be considered.
  • Desired theater experience: draping, costume construction, shop supervision, and proficiency with costume shop equipment.
  • Expertise in costume crafts including dyeing, millinery, wigs, make-up is a plus.
  • Other experience: supervising students in a work environment; strong organizational, interpersonal, supervisory and leadership skills; clear oral and written communication skills.
  • Valid NY Driver’s License is required. The ability to drive a cargo van is preferred. Must be able to lift 50 lbs, climb up and down ladders, and able to work on their feet for extended periods of time.

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Pace University has a proud history of preparing its diverse student body for a lifetime of professional success as a result of its unique program that combines rigorous academics and real-world experiences. Pace is ranked the #1 private, four-year college in the nation for upward economic mobility by Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights, evidence of the transformative education the University provides.

From its beginnings as an accounting school in 1906, Pace has grown to three campuses, enrolling 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in more than 150 majors and programs, across a range of disciplines: arts, sciences, business, health care, technology, law, education, and more. The university also has one of the most competitive performing arts programs in the country. Pace has a signature, newly renovated campus in New York City, located in the heart of vibrant Lower Manhattan, next to Wall Street and City Hall, and two campuses in Westchester County, New York: a 200-acre picturesque Pleasantville Campus and a Law School in White Plains.

Pace University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and people of all gender identities are encouraged to apply.

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