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Senior Lecturer in Costume Design

The Department of Theater and Performance Studies at Stanford University is seeking applicants for a full-time Senior Lecturer in Costume Design, with an appointment to begin September 1, 2019. This position involves the following responsibilities:

Teaching

Three undergraduate classes per year in costume design and other related areas as needed, as well as supervision and mentoring of student designers.

Design

Costume design for three main stage productions (dance and theater) over the academic year. Costume designs include research, design presentation, and realization of costume production, in a range of periods and styles. (The ratio between the number of classes and productions may vary).

Service

This position will require service on the Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS) Production Committee. Also, the Senior Lecturer in this position is expected to coordinate design curriculum and work closely with other design faculty, and to collaborate with the costume shop manager on construction and management of the costume shop as needed.

Required Qualifications

MFA in costume design or allied field; professional costume design experience; excellent teaching, mentoring, and communication skills. Experience in shop management, costume construction, draping, pattern making, and millinery.
A successful candidate for this position will have ability to understand and appreciate the mission of a theater department in a liberal arts university and to work closely with faculty, staff, students, and visiting artists. Ideal candidates will have experience in multiple design areas and mediums.

Application Materials

Applicants should send curriculum vitae, cover letter, three letters of reference, a design portfolio for 3 productions, and 3 course syllabi to Beth McKeown, Department Manager, at bmckeown@stanford.edu. For full consideration, materials must be received by October 15, 2018. The term of appointment will begin on September 1, 2019.

View Listing Online

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11459

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.
STAFF POSITIONS
Stage Systems Specialist

Stage Systems Specialist sought by Stanford University Department of Theater and Performance Studies to work with our Shop on creating, loading in, and supporting technical functions of a theatrical production. Will report directly to the Technical Director and will work with the Department’s Shop Foreman and Master Electrician to coordinate builds, lead crews, and help setup technology (A/V, Automation, and effects). A qualified individual would have 5+ years working as a carpenter, experience/confidence in rigging, some drafting, and an interest in technologies. This individual will be working closely with students in a training atmosphere and will require late days and some weekends. Full job description and link to application can be found at https://careersearch.stanford.edu/jobs/carpenter-specialist-leader-%E2%80%93-theater-performance-studies-4197z.

Responsibilities

This position is the lead carpenter for the for the Theater and Performance Studies stage production team. Classification: Carpenter Specialist Leader; Job Code: 8167; Range: A37.

Employees in this classification are assigned the responsibility to lead and direct two or more other Carpenter Specialists in addition to performing the duties specified for the Carpenter, Specialist classification. Employees at this level do not have supervisory authority over other employees and are not expected to exercise independent judgment on final decisions regarding quality or quantity of work produced by such employees, or personnel actions such as hiring, promotion, discharge or disciplinary measures.

Characteristic Duties:

In addition to the duties performed by the Carpenter Specialists, employees assigned to the Carpenter Specialist Leader classification:

  • Transmit instructions and specifications received from supervisor to other workers
  • Meet with customers and define scope of work
  • Assign and explain tasks to workers
  • Inspect the work of others for conformance with specifications
  • Assist supervisors or other employees to solve task-related problems/strong>
  • Advise supervisor of work progress, problems and other significant information
  • Record information on the work performed by others, maintains inventory records and other appropriate records
  • Train employees
  • Motivate employees to meet quality and quantity standards
  • Ensure that safety rules are understood, followed and properly documented for work performed by others
  • Recommend improvements in work processes
  • Purchase materials and supplies
  • Develop and create estimates for department projects to be used by the department and customers

  • In addition to the qualifications required for the Carpenter Specialists, the Carpenter Specialist Leader classification requires that employees be skilled in tasks they direct and be able to solve task-related problems. They must have the ability to affect good working relationships with requestors and other employees. They must be able to follow written and/or oral instructions and communicate those instructions to others. This classification requires that employees be able to learn and apply the University’s Affirmative Action program as it applies to their work group. They must also be knowledgeable of applicable ES&H and OSHA rules, regulations and requirements.

    Carpentry series job descriptions can be reviewed here under Physical Environment Services X03: https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/benefits-rewards/compensation/staff/bargaining-unit#physical

    Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record.

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Apply

    Apply for this position online here. Resumes will be reviewed beginning Monday, October 29th  with interviews to follow. The ideal candidate starting on Monday, January 7, 2019.

    Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.
    STUDENT PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR

    Responsibilities

    Stanford University Department of Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS) is seeking individuals for intermittent work supervising student productions in TAPS venues. This supported position is responsible for supervising student technicians and providing physical support to performance projects including; theater, dance and lectures.

    Anticipated dates for 2018-2019

  • Thursday, November 1, 2018 – Sunday, November 4, 2018
  • Wednesday, November 8, 2018 – Saturday, November 17, 2018
  • Monday, December 14, 2018 – Sunday, December 20, 2018
  • Sunday, February 24, 2019 – Sunday, March 10, 2019
  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019 – Sunday, April 21, 2019

  • The ideal candidate would have experience in rigging and carpentry for the theater and be knowledgeable with stage lighting, sound, video, and event management. More important than specific skills the ideal candidate will be able to anticipate problems and troubleshoot solutions on the fly while knowing when to ask for help. This position will work primarily evenings and weekends on Stanford Campus directly supervising undergraduate students ensuring both life and facility safety. Stanford TAPS will provide training on facility specifics and University/Department policies. Please submit a resume and cover letter to janecasa@stanford.edu

    Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.