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Director of Costume Shop

Ball State University

Last Updated: 11/22/21

Job Description

Ball State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance welcomes applicants for Director of Costume Shop.

The Ball State Department of Theatre and Dance offers eight diverse curricular options that develop and nurture each student’s creativity, curiosity, and collaborative skills. We are always growing and changing, seeking new ways to inspire our students to be thinkers, responsible citizens, and motivated artists who will make a difference in creating the next generation’s voice. We are seeking collegial, collaborative professional personnel with excellent communication and organizational skills to join us.

The Costume Shop Director is responsible for the planning, construction, and mounting of costumes for all theatre and dance productions for Department of Theatre and Dance University and Strother Theatre productions; hire, train, supervise, and mentor support staff and student employees in the costume shop; oversee the timely completion of all costume elements; maintain and supervise the effective maintenance of all costume facilities and related equipment; Teach THEA 223 costume construction techniques, or other appropriate classes, to all students.


The department is a BFA/BA/BS undergraduate-only program with over 400 theatre majors, 65 dance majors and 45 full-time faculty/staff. This includes over 50 majors within our BA/BS and BFA Design and Technology Program. The Design and Technology students also participate in a senior year showcase in Chicago where they meet and share their portfolios with industry professionals. The Department plays an active role in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) and with the American College Dance Association (ACDA). Ball State is accredited by both the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) and the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD). Our undergraduate only program, low student-to-faculty ratio, hands-on advising and mentoring from a faculty of working professionals, and distinguished guest artists allow for the personal development of each student as both an individual and an artist.

As a professional personnel member at Ball State University, you will have access to robust programming and institutional resources that help develop curriculum, teaching skills, and administrative responsibilities. \

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorshi

To apply, please visit: https://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/28173



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Muncie, Indiana, United States
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball Sta...