Location: Binghamton, NY Category: Faculty Posted On: Wed Mar 13 2019 Job Description:
Binghamton University Theatre Department is seeking an adjunct lecturer Costume Designer who is an artist-teacher, able to fulfill the Department's artistic and teaching profile and who will be responsive to the needs of its diverse and ambitious student population. The Department is committed to inclusive undergraduate teaching/mentoring and a faculty that models excellent collaborative skills.
Design or supervise and advise student design of 4-5 Mainstage productions (Dance and Theater) per year.
Shop for clothing and fabrics for productions
Provide all necessary information and guidance on executing the design to staff and students
Collaborate with the costume shop manager and staff on construction and management of the costume shop as needed.
Teach 3 courses per year such as Intro to Costuming, Costume Design, Costume Construction, and as well as courses that fit within the curriculum and connect to applicant's specialty including possibly, Theatrical Make-up, Design History, Costume Crafts, etc.
Coordinate design curriculum with other design faculty.
Supervise and advise student designers and student assistant designers for department productions, including studio season.
Teacher of Record for THEP Practicum (Theater Practice) costume students
Assist with training and supervision of wardrobe crews
Guest lecture for THEA 102 (Intro to Theater) and THEA 203 (Intro to Tech. Theater) every semester
Offer Independent Study courses for costume students as needed
Act as Design/Tech area advisor to costume students
Participate in Department activities, such as Department meetings, Welcome Night, Visiting High Schoolers Day, Alumni Conference, Awards Luncheon, community outreach, like Lyceum, BOCES career day, etc.
Communicate and collaborate with TD and ATD regularly
Help shop staff develop and execute organization, maintenance and planning for stock rooms, and help edit stock as necessary
Keep costs for all shows and costumes general budget within budget limitations
Member of Design/Tech committee
Help formulate and institute required safety codes and practices
Knowledge of costume history
Ability to sew, alter and dye costumes
Knowledge of applicable safety codes and practices
Collaborative, organizational and time management skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Computer skills: Photoshop/Powerpoint, Microsoft Office particularly Excel, etc
Willing to work flexible hours including evenings and weekend.
Able to make day trips to NYC or other major city to shop for clothes and fabrics.
BA/BFA in costume design or allied field; MFA preferred; professional costume design experience; excellent teaching, mentoring, and communication skills.
Experience in shop management, costume construction, draping, pattern making, and millinery is desirable.
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