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Adjunct Lecturer in Dramatic Arts Design Program - THTR 437 (Scene Painting)

School of Dramatic Arts Design Program Los Angeles, California

The USC School of Dramatic Arts invites applications for a part-time adjunct lecturer position in its Design & Technical Production Program to teach THTR 437 (Scene Painting), starting January 1, 2018 and ending May 15, 2018.  The class focuses on teaching the basic techniques of scenic painting including a variety of surfaces (wood, marble, etc.) as well as color matching. Students will learn how to scale up paint elevations to meet the requirements to achieve successful scenic artistry.

The ideal candidate has experience teaching beginning painters at the university level along with capability to teach a variety of scenic painting techniques including creation of backdrops and realistic surfaces for theatrical use in a manner that utilizes the time specified for beginning and intermediate painters. Applications should include a cover letter describing the candidate's qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. 

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:        Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre or Related Field

Experience:      1 to 2 years teaching; 2 years Charge Artist with 5 years professional Scene Painter work

Skills:               Scenic painting technique

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience:        3 years teaching at the college level; 7 years Charge Artist work in a professional theatrical venue.

The USC School of Dramatic Arts, founded in 1945, is recognized internationally as a leader in theatre education. The School offers innovative programs and curricula in acting, direction, playwriting, design, critical studies, stage management, technical directing and applied theatre arts. With a faculty of artists working at the highest level of their profession, the School offers BA, BFA, MA and MFA degrees and an active production program of more than 20 shows annually that utilize four venues on campus.

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

USC is proudly pluralistic and committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding men and women. USC actively seeks nominations of applications from qualified individuals and from broadest possible community. The School of Dramatic Arts is interested in receiving applications from individuals who enhance the diversity of its work force.

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.



REQ20051007 Posted Date: 09/19/2017 - Thru date - 10/27/2017

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