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Teaching Artist Job Posting

TEACHING ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE— The Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a non-tenure track, properties designer with secondary artistry in scenic painting, renewable (annually for up to three years) position at the rank of Visiting Lecturer, beginning September 2017. An MFA is preferred. BFA and BA will be considered with experience.   Property Designer’s responsibilities include: Implementation of the prop designs for all mainstage shows, including all rentals, builds, paints, purchases, and returns.  The props master is also responsible for the supervising, scheduling, and assigning of tasks for the props build/run crew. They are also responsible for the tracking and accounting of the budget for the props for the production. The props master will work closely with the scene designer and the stage manager.  The ideal candidate, depending on teaching experience would teach an undergraduate introductory level course of theatrical design in scenery, provide mentorship for student designers within the properties department and serve as a scenic painter for departmental productions when needed and as scheduling permits.  The Teaching Artists-in-Residence 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 email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to: Attn: Teaching Artist Search Committee, Lori Bollinger at llb61@pitt.edu

Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2017 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.