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The Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance seeks applicants for an Academic Specialist Cutter/Draper to join the staff of a thriving theatre program.

This Academic Specialist 12-month position will function as lead draper on multiple productions per year, mentor students and assist in the day-to-day management of the costume studio, contributing to our 10 production academic season and the Departmentís professional summer theatre, the Indiana Festival Theatre.

This is a new position which will expand the MFA Costume Design/Technology curriculum and practices, as well as work with students in costume construction. Duties include: teach one course per year, plan student production assignments, supervise student projects, and directly manage costume construction in the production seasons.

Qualifications: M.F.A. and/or extensive professional experience required. Teaching experience desirable. Applicants should demonstrate expertise in draping, pattern making, tailoring and contemporary dancewear construction. Additional expertise in one or more of the following areas is desirable: costume shop management, wardrobe, fabric manipulation, fabric dyeing/painting and crafts. The successful candidate will be an organized, innovative, collaborative artist.

The costume area includes faculty in design, technology, a full-time costume studio supervisor and nine graduate students.

Indiana University is a Research I Institution, with a thriving arts community and outstanding programs. The Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance produces in three diverse performance spaces and is housed in comprehensive, modern and professional-level facilities. A NAST accredited Department, IU recruits through URTA and faculty are actively involved in USITT, SETC, SDC, AEA, and are members of USA local 829. The Department offers the PhD, M.F.A., M.A., B.A. and B.F.A. degrees and produces 15 productions a year. For more information see: Indiana University provides employees with an outstanding benefits package.

Review of Applications begins November 15, 2015 with start date negotiable.

Electronic applications including resumes, three letters of recommendation, links to websites or electronic portfolios should be submitted to:

Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to Cutter/Draper Search, Attention Cindi Severance, Indiana University, 275 N. Jordan Ave, Room A252 W, Bloomington, IN 47405, email

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.