Visiting Lecturer of Costume Technology & Design

University of Maryland Baltimore County

University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Department of Theatre invites applications for a Visiting Lecturer of Costume Design & Technology for the academic year 2024-25. The candidate, working alongside our full-time Costume Shop Manager, will contribute technical and organizational support to collaboratively produce costumes for our four-play production season. The candidate may teach and/or mentor students in costume production and design, and may also design costumes for up to two productions.   The successful candidate will work with students from a wide range of social, cultural, and class backgrounds.  We are particularly interested in applicants experienced with inclusive, anti-racist, decolonized casting and production and/or culturally responsive theatre practice addressing race, class, gender, sexuality, neurodiversity, ability, and/or religion.

Prior to the start of the contract, applicants should have a terminal degree in theatre or closely related field, with a record of costume design and construction experience, either at the university or professional level.  Teaching experience is preferred, but emerging artists new to academic teaching are also encouraged to apply.

UMBC Theatre fosters artistically innovative and socially engaged undergraduates in a leading liberal arts program housed in a state-of-the-art facility.  Using the latest technologies and practices, we experiment with theatrical forms, create provocative new work, and give voice where it is most needed.  Our undergraduate degree programs emphasize creative collaboration, individual agency and experimentation, critical engagement and embodied practice as research.   The Department serves approximately 125 majors & minors; degree programs include Acting BFA, and Theatre BA (Design & Production, Theatre Studies, or Theatre Education tracks), and brand-new selection of three minors starting Fall 2024.

UMBC is a Carnegie Research I University institution. This full-time, nine-month appointment requires a combination of teaching and service in line University and Department workload policy. The salary for this one-year, non-renewable position is $48,000 with a full university benefits package. Renewal may be considered at the Chair and Dean’s discretion.

For a complete job description, qualifications, and instructions on the application packet, please go to For questions, please contact Professor Eric Abele, Committee Chair at


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