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Pennsylvania State University
  • Position Number: 4080479
  • Location: Altoona, PA
  • Position Type: Fine and Applied Arts - Theatre and Dance

Part Time - Design in Theatre - Emerging Artist in Residence


The Penn State Altoona Performing Arts program invites applications for its Fall 2023 Emerging Artist in Residence in Design (lighting or costume). The residency offers a lighting or costume designer opportunities to design for a theatrical stage production and a dance concert.

Job Duties
  • Teaching one course in general theatre during the Fall 2023 Semester (August 21, 2023 - December 8, 2023).
  • Complete design(s) for Fall productions and serve as a resource to performing arts students.

This opening offers a salary of $10,000 plus semester long housing. Additional benefits are not included.

Requirements and Qualifications
  • The Emerging Artist we seek will present a strong record of design for a variety of productions and selection will be based on the quality of the work submitted, as determined by the selection committee.
  • A Master's degree in Theatre Design (Lighting or Costume) or a related field, earned within the past three years (2020 or later), is required.
  • University-level teaching experience is preferred.

To apply, applicants must complete the on-line employment application. Please include:
  • Samples of your design work.
  • A one page cover letter.
  • Sample syllabi of a general Introduction to Theatre class to be taught while in residence.
  • Resume
  • Candidates should be prepared to provide the names, titles, and contact information (telephone, email, and mailing address) of three (3) professional references, if requested.

Review of applications will begin May 15, 2023, and will continue until the vacancy is filled. For additional information about Penn State Altoona, please visit our web page at . Questions about the Emerging Arts in Residence program may be directed to Professor KT Huckabee at

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