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Costume Design, Visiting Guest Artist
Stephens College

  • Dec. 6, 2017
  • Open until filled
  • August 2018
  • Adjunct/Visiting Professor
    Core Faculty
  • Drama/Theater/Theater Education
    Design - Fashion & Textile Design
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The School of Creative and Performing Arts invites applications for a full-time visiting artist position in Costume Design. This is a non-tenure track one-year appointment, with possibilities of renewal for up to three consecutive years. All performing arts faculty are practicing artists and teach within the context of the apprentice learning model. The position includes both academic and design responsibilities in a school offering B.F.A. Degrees in Dance, Theatre Arts: Emphases in Acting, Design and Theatre for Young Audiences, Management, Vocal Arts, Musical Theatre and Digital Media/Film, with a focused BFA in Costume Design. All of these degrees are offered within a liberal arts environment.

1. Teach/design for the equivalent of 12 credit hours per semester in the area of costume design;
2. Responsible for the oversight of the costume shop operation (maintenance and organization), as well as oversight of all costume shop staff;
3. Responsible for the oversight and/or costume design of multiple productions in the performing arts season which includes theatre, dance and vocal performances,
4. Mentor and supervise student costume designers in the BFA program;
5. Support guest costume designers as assigned;
6. Collaborate with directors and other designers;
7. Work daily with students in all areas of costume production. Supervise students in proper and safe ways of working: encourage and maintain professional standards;
8. Other duties as assigned.


  • MFA in Costume Design
  • Demonstrated and proven years of professional experience
  • Successful teaching at the University/College level
  • Evidence of communication and collaboration skills, demonstrated commitment to working with a multicultural population and awareness of issues effecting women and minorities
  • Evidence of successful professional design work.

Stephens College is a women’s college proudly located in Columbia, Mo., home to a flagship public university and two private colleges. Since our founding in 1833, we’ve been offering innovative, career-focused programs grounded in the liberal arts with a focus on creative arts and sciences. We take a hands-on, experiential approach to education, making sure our students get both quality classroom instruction and external work experiences that complement their coursework. Stephens College prepares students to become leaders and innovators in a rapidly changing world. We also provide graduate, online and certificate programs available to women and men as part of our commitment to lifelong learning.

The college prides itself on fostering a close-knit faculty community and on providing a welcoming, learning-centered environment for students. The learning community is distinguished by close engagement with faculty, intellectual rigor and vibrant programs of study that reflect the College’s mission of lifelong learning. Stephens College contributes to the vibrant social and cultural climate that makes Columbia such a desirable place to live.

Stephens College offers excellent benefits, including vacation/holiday/sick pay, health/dental/life insurance, tuition waiver and College-paid retirement plan.

To Apply: Qualified applicants should send a letter of application, resume or CV, and names of three references to and complete an on-line Stephens College application.

The successful candidate must pass a criminal background check.

Transcripts will be requested at time of hire.

  • Stephens College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. A diverse community on campus is valued, so women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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