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Director, School of Theatre and Dance and Producer, Illinois Shakespeare Festival

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Job Details
Job Order Number
6851541
Company Name
Illinois State University
Physical Address
718 W. College Avenue, Campus Box 1300
Normal, IL 61790-1300
Job Description

Position: Director, School of Theatre and Dance and Producer, Illinois Shakespeare Festival. Twelve-month tenure track appointment.

Illinois State University seeks a communicative and collaborative individual to serve as Director of the School of Theatre and Dance and Producer of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. The successful candidate will report to the Dean of the Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts.

Rank, Salary and Benefits: Full or Associate Professor. Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include retirement, health, dental, and vision insurance.

Anticipated start date is July 1, 2020.

ISU recognizes that a diverse faculty, staff, and student body enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are especially welcomed to apply. Women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Duties: The Director of the School of Theatre and Dance is responsible for all matters relating to the development, implementation, and administration of policies and programs of the School of Theatre and Dance. The Producer of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival acts as fiscal agent, supervises the Artistic Director and Managing Director in consultation with the Dean of the College, collaborating with these two lead Festival positions to develop and realize its mission in terms mutually beneficial to the School of Theatre and Dance, the Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts, and Illinois State University.

Duties as the Director of the School of Theatre and Dance:
-Supervise appointment, load assignment, and evaluation of faculty and staff.
-Manage human, fiscal, and facilities resources effectively.
-Promote excellence in instruction, research/creative activity and service.
-Lead continuing efforts to develop community engagement opportunities, international initiatives, and scholarly and creative projects that support the University’s mission for distinctiveness and excellence (for more information, visit the University’s strategic, Educate-Connect-Elevate, StrategicPlan.IllinoisState.edu)

-Identify opportunities to enhance the mission of the School.
-Serve as Producer and Artistic Director of the School of Theatre and Dance’s production program.
-Serve as liaison to other units of the Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts and Illinois State University administration.
-Contribute to the School and College fundraising and development efforts.

Duties as the Producer of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival:
-Work with the Artistic and Managing Directors to communicate goals and vision of the Festival to the University, the Festival advisory board and the general public.
-Establish the Festival budget in consultation with the College Dean and Artistic and Managing Directors.
-Develop long-range artistic and financial goals in consultation with the College Dean and Artistic and Managing Directors.

The School: The School of Theatre and Dance is the largest theatre degree-granting program in Illinois. The Theatre program maintains a 10-show season of eight theatre productions and two dance concerts. Facilities include a 525-seat proscenium space and a renovated space that can be adapted to a 125-seat thrust or 150-seat arena. The School offers B.A./B.S., M.A./M.S. and M.F.A. degrees. Areas of undergraduate study include Acting, Design/Production, Theatre Teacher Education, Theatre and Film Studies, Dance, and Dance Teacher Education. M.F.A. areas of study include Costume Design, Directing, Lighting Design, or Scenic Design. The School maintains membership in the University/Resident Theatre Association (U/RTA) and the American College Dance Association (ACDA). The Theatre programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST). School website: https://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/theatre-dance/

The College: The School of Theatre and Dance is located within the Wonsook Kim College of Fine Arts, which also includes the School of Music, the Wonsook Kim School of Art, and the Arts Technology Program. In addition, the College supports the Illinois Shakespeare Festival at Ewing Cultural Manor, the Center for the Performing Arts, University Galleries, Illinois Art Station, and Central Illinois Regional Airport Student Art Gallery.

The University: Illinois State University is located in Normal/Bloomington, Illinois, progressive twin cities with a combined population of 178,000. Founded in 1857, it is the state’s oldest public university with an enrollment of approximately 21,000 students. It has been named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education.


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