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Lecturer and Costume Designer

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jun 25, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Design & Graphic Arts, Other Arts, Performing Arts, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration
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Full Time
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Working Title: Lecturer and Costume Designer Official Title: Lecturer Employment Class: Instructional Academic Staff FTE: The initial FTE for this appointment is 1.0, however, this may vary from semester to semester based on enrollment and department needs and will be adjusted accordingly. Compensation: $40,000 or commensurate with experience FLSA Status: Exempt Terms of Employment: Fixed Term Terminal, 9 month Position Summary:
The Theatre Department of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh campus seeks a candidate to
be a Lecturer and Costume Designer for an academic program with a production season of four main
stage productions plus student projects on the main campus. This position’s responsibilities are split
between teaching courses for the department and costume design for productions. The initial FTE for this appointment is 1.0, however, this may vary from semester to semester based on enrollment and department needs and will be adjusted accordingly. The Oshkosh campus has a 488 seat Proscenium Theatre and a 125 seat Black Box theatre all of which serve as learning laboratories for an undergraduate liberal arts BA/BS theatre program. Work schedule may periodically include evenings and weekends depending on the needs of the department and the productions. This
position reports to the Chair of the Theatre Department within the Division of Fine and Performing Arts in
the College of Letters and Sciences.

UW Oshkosh provides a competitive benefits package for all benefit-eligible positions. Click here for more details.

50% Costume Design and Construction - contingent on department needs
• Responsible for the on-time planning, drawing/drafting of costume designs.
• Mentoring of student costume designers and stage managers.
• Collaborates with Scenic Designer, Technical Director/Lighting Designer and Costume Shop Supervisor.
• Establish and maintain a safe working environment and adhere to production budgets,
deadlines and protocols.

50% Teaching - contingent on department needs
• This 1.0 FTE position is contingent on enrollment and teaching 12 credits over the academic year.
• Teach Theatre Core classes including Fundamentals of Design and Stage Management.
• Teach rotating Design Emphasis courses; Design Studio I, II, III and Painting and Dyeing, and Culture and Styles.
• Teach theatre general education and other courses, as needed by the department.
• Mentoring of student designers during shop hours and in preparation for presenting at conferences and festivals. Qualifications Required:
1. Master of Fine Arts or equivalent terminal degree in Costume Design or Theatre Design at time of application
2. Practical knowledge of and experience using computerized drafting and design programs
3. Demonstrated experience in costume design and construction.
4. Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion Preferred:
1. Two or more years of university teaching experience
2. Two years professional experience as a Costume Designer
3. Knowledge of and/or preferred membership in off campus activities consistent with duties of this job such as Membership in United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application: Letter of Intent, Vita or Resume, Transcripts, Contact information for three references, One page teaching philosophy

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by July 14, 2021 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

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