Lecturer and Costume Designer
Instructional Academic Staff
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.
$40,000 or commensurate with experience
Terms of Employment:
Fixed Term Terminal, 9 month
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
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50% Costume Design and Construction - contingent on department
• Responsible for the on-time planning, drawing/drafting of costume
• 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
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
• 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
• Mentoring of student designers during shop hours and in
preparation for presenting at conferences and festivals.
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
4. Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
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)
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
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