Clarke University
  • Drama
  • Dubuque, IA, USA
  • Full Time

At Clarke University, everything we do is focused on impacting students so they can positively impact the world. For students, it means a place where more than facts are studied but new ways of thinking are explored. For faculty and staff, it means more than simply coming to work every day but collaborating across the university to put student success first. It also means living and working in a thriving city named one of the "most livable" small cities in the country and one of "Best Green Places" in the country.

The University seeks a qualified individual to assume the role of a full-time Theatre Director in Residence, beginning November 1, 2021. In this 12-month position, the Director oversees all programming and administrative functions of Clarke's co-curricular theatre program and partners with internal and external constituencies to ensure program and production success and to support the arts at Clarke and throughout Dubuque.

The Director will:

  • Curate year-round opportunities/activities in collaboration with other vested internal and external stakeholders;
  • Work to form internal and external partnerships to support the arts at Clarke and in the greater Dubuque community;
  • Ensure high quality programming that aligns with the spirit of the University's mission;
  • Work with other Clarke entities to choose a program schedule that will allow for greatest reach and potential involvement;
  • Maintain a safe and orderly learning environment for students;
  • Develop relationships with local arts organizations and seek opportunities for collaboration and/or rentals;
  • Direct and coordinate production of mainstage shows and additional programming;
  • Hire and effectively manage production teams for each show, including contract labor, students and production volunteers; and
  • Support guest directors/designers to ensure all programs meet artistic and budget goals.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Qualifications include: a Bachelor's degree (a Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Arts or related field is preferred); demonstrated skill in verbal and written communication; excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with diverse populations; basic mathematical skills and ability; creative and self-motivated with minimal supervision; good judgment and decision-making skills within the scope of job duties; outstanding time management and organization skills required; and the ability to manage multiple projects and accomplish critical tasks on time, despite interruptions.

To apply, please submit a letter of application and resume that includes three professional references at Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Clarke University is committed to fostering a welcoming campus community that celebrates the unique contributions of each person and promotes an inclusive learning environment. Clarke University does not discriminate against any employee or any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability or genetic information.

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