Assistant Professor in Acting/ Head of the MFA in Performance Pedagogy Program
The Department of Theatre Arts at the UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH invites applications for a tenure-stream, Assistant Professor position in Acting to head the MFA Performance Pedagogy program beginning in September 2014, pending budgetary approval. Candidates should have extensive professional experience in performance and bring skills that supplement those of the current faculty. We are especially interested in applicants with expertise in at least two of these areas: stage combat, musical theatre, directing, vocal direction, voice & movement and Shakespearean acting. The successful candidate will teach graduate coursework in Performance Pedagogy as well as Performance Area courses open to undergraduates. Qualifications: A completed MFA; evidence of at least two years of successful college teaching experience; and at least five years of professional experience. Union membership (AEA, SAG, SDC etc.) and demonstrated evidence of strength in curriculum design and course development are preferred. Strong written and oral communication skills required. Please send a curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching and mentoring effectiveness. Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Cynthia Croot), Attn: MFA Search Committee. Deadline for full consideration is January 15, 2014, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity.
Lecturer, Costume Design and Construction
The Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a non-tenure track, three-year renewable, Lecturer position in Costume Design and Construction beginning September 2014, pending budgetary approval. The successful candidate will have a strong record of professional experience, at least 2 years of teaching experience at the college level, and an MFA in Costume Design. Duties will include: teaching courses such as Costume Design, Costume Crafts, Intro to Design, and upper-level Costume Technology courses; mentoring undergraduate student designers and technicians; designing departmental productions; and collaborating with the costume shop staff. Lecturers are expected to attend faculty meetings, serve on committees, interact with the off-campus community, and participate fully in the administrative duties of the Theatre Arts Department. Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, portfolio link, and contact information for three references to: Laura McCarthy-Blatt, email@example.com, Attn: Costume Design Search Committee. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and strongly encourages applications and nominations of persons of color, women, and members of other under-represented groups.
Patron Services Specialist
The Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking a patron services specialist. Duties of this staff position include:
Supervise and train box office personnel on ticketing system. Supervise box office personnel and assist in ticket sales. Prepare daily box office reports and deposits generated from ticket sales. Reconcile all reports. Maintain ticket inventory. Trouble shoot ticketing software. Build season in ticketing system. Work with outside companies intending to use theatre spaces by providing relevant information. House manager including supervising ushers. Complete all reports including ticket sales and concession sales. Attend departmental meetings.
Note: This position is full-time for eight months of the year.
Pitt Source Position #0011124
More information and application instructions here.
MFA in Performance Pedagogy
The University of Pittsburgh's two-year MFA program in Performance Pedagogy invites applications from professional performers interested in developing their expertise as performance teachers at the college level. MFA students have the opportunity to study and apply pedagogical techniques of the actor's craft at all levels in the classroom, rehearsal studio and in production. The University of Pittsburgh's thriving and diverse production program, the department's accomplished faculty and Pittsburgh's rich professional performance community ensures MFA students a broad range of opportunities for both supervised study with master teachers and self-directed, individualized study in areas of specialization, including directing and devising. Additional coursework is offered in theatre history, literature, and criticism. The Theatre Arts Department's MFA in Performance Pedagogy has an exceptionally successful record placing its alumni in teaching positions around the country. Fellowships are available for the duration of the program. Applicants who would contribute to the diversity of the department and university are especially encouraged to apply. Please visit our admissions page for application information.
Application deadline: January 10, 2014
Interviews and auditions at the discretion of the admissions committee.