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Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities with Theatre & Dance

The Theatre & Dance Department at WKU strives to turn our students into thinking and working artists.  Do you have what it takes to help them meet that goal?  If so, this might be the place for you!


Current Opportunities . . .

Costume Shop Supervisor/Instructor

Western Kentucky University (WKU), Department of Theatre and Dance, seeks a Costume Shop Supervisor/Instructor for a renewable 9-month contract, starting Fall of 2014.

Minimum requirements: significant relevant experience in costume construction for the theatre (i.e. cutting, draping, stitching, and fitting), costume shop management, and good interpersonal communication and leadership skills. Master's level degree in Costume Technology or relevant field required, in addition to some professional experience in theatre costuming.

Responsibilities include teaching intro level Costume Technology course or other theatre courses as per candidate's expertise, maintenance of all costume shop facilities, equipment and supplies, supervision of student staff and crews, and hands-on patterning, cutting, draping, stitching, and fitting as needed to meet production demands and schedules. Design opportunities may be available.

Application review begins March 31, 2014 and continues until position is filled. Please submit the following materials: letter of application summarizing your experience and qualifications; resume, 3-5 current references and transcript of highest degree earned to: Shura Pollatsek, Associate Professor of Costume Design and Technology, Department of Theatre and Dance, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd. #71086 Bowling Green, KY 42101-1086.  Application materials may be submitted via email to: shura.pollatsek@wku.edu. 

Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.

Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.

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