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Department of Theatre and Dance

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Costume Instructor / Costume Shop Supervisor

The University of South Carolina invites applications for one full-time, professional track instructor position in the Department of Theatre and Dance to begin January 2022.  This is an annual appointment that may be renewed, contingent upon satisfactory performance, departmental needs, and the availability of funding. The Costume Shop Supervisor is responsible for the technical execution of the costumes for department productions; the supervision of undergraduate students assigned in the costume laboratory course; supervision and training of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as other employees, working in the Costume Shop. This position provides essential administrative support for Costume Shop operations.  Responsibilities include teaching a 2/2 course load per semester, supervising and participating in costume construction, and managing Costume Shop operations under the direction of the Chair and the senior tenure-track Costume Design Professor. Support for costume shop operations includes, but is not limited to, coordinating, scheduling and supervising of costume fittings, ordering and maintaining material supplies, equipment, facilities and our expansive collection of costumes. Hiring and supervision of staff to meet production needs is also a duty of this position. 

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Administrative Assistant

This position serves as the Department of Theatre and Dance human resources coordinator and fiscal affairs coordinator. Under general supervision, performs a variety of human resources, financial, and administrative duties. Provides administrative support in the areas of human resources, personnel activities, budgeting, procurement, travel, accounts payable, accounts receivable, contracts, and maintenance of records. Assists with department communications.


Office Manager

This position serves as administrative assistant to the Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance.  Under the daily supervision of the Chair, performs a variety of administrative and secretarial duties, including assistance with the management of the graduate student records.  Serves as the Department of Theatre and Dance’s office manager.


The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

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