Employment

Current Openings

Marketing & Communications Specialist Open

Marketing & Communications Specialist #353342

This position works closely with the Director of Marketing and Communications and is responsible for executing department marketing, public relations, and communications initiatives for the production, academic, and recruitment needs of Theatre Arts & Dance, working closely with production teams and students.

This is a 75% time appointment and a temporary one year position which may be extended based on funding availability.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online.  You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Draper/Instructor Open

Draper/Instructor #353110

The University of Minnesota Theatre Arts & Dance Department is searching for a Draper/Cutter (Patternmaker). This position is responsible for all facets of the construction process for the creation of theatrical costumes.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online.  You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Acting/Movement Instructor (Full Time, Non-Tenure Track) Open

Acting/Movement Instructor #352988

The Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus invites applications for an Instructor in the BFA Acting Program, with a speciality in movement courses. This full time nine-month position (annually renewable) requires a BA, BS, or BFA. The department is seeking a candidate possessing strong skills in theatrical movement, experience directing theatrical productions, and experience teaching and coaching movement to undergraduate students.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online.  You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Contemporary Dance Assistant Professor (Situated in Global Contexts) Open

Contemporary Dance Assistant Professor #351233

We seek an active, innovative practitioner with a developing national or international profile whose creative research focuses on contemporary lensing of dance and movement practices, styles and techniques from across the global field of dance to join our program as an Assistant Professor on the tenure track. This position will work with the dance program community to continue and expand its commitment to its vision of Contemporary Dance in Global Contexts and the education and training of Thinking Dancers and Dancing Thinkers both through their research and pedagogic practices. If applicable, they will be asked to teach in their specific movement track, as well as, in the program’s more general and expansive contemporary technique and dance composition tracks.  If they have the necessary background, they will also have the opportunity to teach courses in the rest of the dance program curriculum e.g. Dance Studies and Dance Production, as well as, propose new courses.  Our dance program works intentionally to build a contemporary technique track that is informed by a wide range of aesthetics from across the globe.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online.  You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

For more faculty and staff positions within The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance please visit the Office of Human Resources job website.

Student Employment

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance provides a variety of student employment opportunities. These include but are not limited to:

Scenery & Props 

The scene and prop shops hire a total of 10-15 students per year. Most student employees are trained to work in all areas of scenery and props from wood and steel construction, props building, scenic painting, and rigging. These shop employees also handle some outside community and professional projects. Employment is also possible during the summer months. For more information contact Jason Allyn-Schwerin.

Lighting

The light lab hires around 4-10 students per year including Light Lab Lighting Technicians and Rental Event Lighting Technicians. These staff members are involved with everything from inventory, installing and focusing light plots, to designing and operating. For more information contact William (Bill) Healey.

Costumes 

The costume shop hires between 5-7 students per year including undergraduate costume assistants and wardrobe crew chiefs. This hands-on shop provides a variety of opportunities for learning new techniques and working with different production departments. For more information contact Susan Binder-Pettigrew.

Audio & Media

The audio/media shop hires between 4-6 students per year. Students set up and support audio and media productions within the department season and for rental events within the Rarig Center. For more information contact Montana Johnson.

Marketing & House Management 

The marketing and communications office hires 3-6 student employees who develop and distribute marketing and promotional materials and facilitate department events. For more information contact Qiuxia Welch.

The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.