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Job Details

Costume Shop Manager / Lecturer I 12 month

Company name
The University of Central Arkansas

Conway, AR, United States

Employment Type

Manager, Retail, Administrative, Education

Posted on
Sep 07,2019

Valid Through
Dec 21,2019


Position Information

Posting Number


Working Title

Costume Shop Manager / Lecturer I (12 month)

Department Org

333000 - Film, Theatre and Creative Writing

Position Summary

The University of Central Arkansas Lecturer I is responsible for teaching, research and service. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Film, Theatre, and Creative Writing invites applications for the position of Costume Shop Manager / Lecturer I for the University of Central Arkansas (


) Theatre academic program and the costume shop manager for the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre (


), a professional summer festival. During the academic year, the position is roughly 50% management and 50% teaching / design. The theatre program serves approximately 120 majors and minors and offers a B.A. and B.S. Each year


Theatre mounts three mainstage productions, one to two studio workshop productions, and a festival of student directed one-acts and scenes. The faculty is composed of six full-time faculty and a business manager.


, a professional summer festival, presents four productions from early May through the mid-July. This full-time, twelve-month, non tenure-track position will begin January 1, 2020.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

1) Teaching responsibilities include teaching one three-hour course per semester (fundamentals of theatrical design, makeup, costume construction, or other related course) and supervising & instructing laboratory students. Design responsibilities include designing costumes, mentoring design students, and / or coordinating with guest designers for all departmental productions.

2) The Costume Shop Manager is responsible for all aspects of the work of the costume shop. These responsibilities and duties include:

- Hiring costume staff and managing the costume shop for


Theatre and


-Management, supervision, and instruction of all costume shop staff, including work study and laboratory students.

-Execution of costume design realization in the areas of stitching, cutting, draping, shopping, pulling, dying, altering, and fittings, along with any craftwork, hair styling, and wigs or makeup work.

-Supervising wardrobe crews.

-Management and maintenance of all costume shop resources, including budgets, supplies, materials, equipment, calendars, and schedules.

-Setting procedures for and managing costume storage, workshop production support, as well as costume rentals and loans.

-Excellence in organization and self-motivation.

-Working collaboratively and collegially with all students, faculty, and guest artists.

-Other duties as assigned.

Required Education and/or Experience

The formal education of a Master’s degree required.

Preferred Education and/or Experience


-M.F.A. in Costume Design and Technology or M.A. in related discipline with substantial professional experience may be considered.

-College teaching experience preferred.

License(s)/Certifications (Required or Preferred)

University, Campus, and Community Description

Founded in 1907,


has an enrollment of approximately 11,500, of which more than 1,800 are graduate students. The university offers 91 undergraduate and 59 graduate certificate and degree programs, including seven doctoral programs. The student body consistently scores above the national average on the




is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and its contributions in scholarship and creative activities. The campus is widely acclaimed for its beauty.


is located in Conway, Arkansas, a thriving city of approximately 65,000 in central Arkansas, and thirty minutes from Little Rock. Conway is home to several major industries, two private colleges, an excellent public school system, and strong private K12 schools. Residents have easy access to the Ouachita and Ozark National forests and pristine wildlife areas near the Buffalo National River.

Desired start date


Posting Detail Information

Background Check Statement

This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal, sex-offender registry, financial history background check and drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

UCA EEO Statement

The University of Central Arkansas is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution dedicated to attracting and supporting a diverse student, faculty and staff population through enhanced multicultural learning environments and opportunities. In keeping with its nondiscrimination policy in employment, admissions and other functions and programs, the university considers employees and students on the basis of individual merit and will not discriminate against a person on the basis of gender, race or color, ethnicity, religion, spiritual beliefs, national origin, age, familial status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, disability, political beliefs, intellectual perspective, genetic information, military status, or other factors irrelevant to participation in its programs.

Open Date


Close Date

Open Until Filled


Special Instructions to Applicants

Please provide a cover letter, portfolio, c.v. and correct contract information for three professional references. Letters of reference are not requested at this time.

Company info

The University of Central Arkansas
Phone : 1.501.450.3181
Fax : 1.501.450.5088
Website :

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