Employment Opportunities

Faculty of Humanities: Department of Dramatic Arts




Employment Opportunities

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Full-time Teaching Opportunities

Assistant Professor - Drama in Education/Applied Theatre and Performance

The Department of Dramatic Arts in the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts at Brock University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Drama in Education/Applied Theatre and Performance at the rank of Assistant Professor starting July 1st, 2014. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Qualifications

The successful candidate must hold a PhD with an emphasis on process drama/participatory theatre and exhibit exemplary practice in the profession. Teaching experience in elementary/secondary schools is an asset. Applicants should be able to teach courses with mixed studio/lecture components as well as larger-scale survey courses and studio performance intensives.

The successful candidate will teach a range of courses in drama in education, applied theatre, performance, movement, and praxis. The preferred individual will bring knowledge of a spectrum of teaching methodologies in diverse pedagogical situations and critical performance theory, as well as expertise in synthesizing these modes of knowledge. The individual will engage energetically with departmental production activity, specifically the conceptualization and realization of departmental main-stage events and/or outreach educational outcomes. Skills in a secondary area featuring interdisciplinary research and practice may also be of value. Administrative skills are a definite asset.

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

Notes

The Department of Dramatic Arts offers a BA Honours in Dramatic Arts. For Honours students, Concentrations are available in Drama in Education/Applied Theatre, Performance, Production and Design, and Theatre Praxis. The Department also offers a four-year (20 credit) BA with Major Dramatic Arts degree and a three-year BA Pass degree, as well as two concurrent BA (Honours)/BEd programs over five years. For more information, see www.brocku.ca/dramatic_arts/

Located at the center of Canada’s beautiful Niagara peninsula in St. Catharines, Ontario, we are a community of learners and researchers with a strong and expanding regional base, with excellent resources in cultural, social, and athletic enrichment. Canadian and American metropolitan centres are within easy distance.

In the summer of 2015 the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, including the Department of Dramatic Arts, will move to its new comprehensive facility in downtown St. Catharines, adjacent to a new regional performing arts centre built by the City of St. Catharines.

Applications will include a brief covering letter, a letter of intent (1200 words max.) and a current curriculum vitae including a teaching dossier and/or artistic/academic portfolio in a theatrical field (mask, movement, directing, publications etc.). A five-year research plan should indicate directions for the future. In addition, candidates will provide the names of three referees who will be contacted in the event of a short listing. Please address applications to:

Professor David Vivian
Chair, Department of Dramatic Arts
Brock University
St. Catharines ON L2S 3A1
dvivian@brocku.ca

The application deadline is December 10th, 2013. This position is subject to budgetary approval. More information on Brock University may be found on the University’s website: www.brocku.ca. Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of Employment Equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to have their application considered as a member of one or more designated groups should fill out the Self-Identification Form available at http://www.brocku.ca/hr-ehs/career-opportunities-2 and include the completed form with their application. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

This posting can be found at
www.brocku.ca/hr/careers/position_detail.php?id=1370
 

Part-time Teaching Opportunities

Our Department is always seeking creative and distinguished Part-time Faculty to join our remarkable team and teach courses in Applied Theatre, Theatre in Education, Performance, Production and Design, and Theatre Praxis.
Please contact our Chair, Professor David Vivian at (905) 688-5550 x 4401 for more information. The annual posting cycle begins in May and June.

For your information and from Article 14 of the Collective Agreement:

"All Instructor posting for the Fall term shall be posted in accordance with Article 14.02(a) – these positions will normally be posted no sooner than April 1st and normally have a closing date no later than August 7th each year. "

"All Teaching Assistant, Lab Demonstrator and Course Coordinator postings for the Fall term shall be posted in accordance with Article 14.02(a) – these positions will normally be posted no sooner than June 1st and normally have a closing date no later than August 7th each year."

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Student Wardrobe Assistants - 2013-2014
2 Positions available

Start Date: September 3, 2013
End Date: April 25, 2014

Weekly hours: 3.5 hours
Rate: $15.23/hour

Job Description:

- To maintain and continually organize the costume and property storages and shop under the supervision of the Head of Wardrobe
- Lend costumes to DART students to facilitate course outcomes within designated borrowing hours
- Maintain a cohesive and organized tracking system
- Follow-up and retrieval of late and truant renters
- Care, maintenance of costume and properties storages
- Implement new costume inventory program with data entry, photographs and descriptions of costume pieces
- Knowledge and understanding of costume eras and fabrics is helpful

Please Note: The position of Student Wardrobe Assistant is part of the collective agreement between Brock University and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), Local 461

Application:
Please submit a letter explaining why you want this position and how you feel your abilities and strengths make you the ideal candidate for the job. Grammar and good writing skills are important, but humor and personality are a must.
Include your 2013-14 class schedule with your application.
Letters can be sent as an attachment to rdoylend@brocku.ca
 

 

 

 

Inquiries about the Department and its programs may be sent to the Chair, Professor David Vivian dvivian@brocku.ca

 

photographs: Just another day at the office.

THE MAIN EVENT held in conjunction with Graeme Paterson's Grudge Match was an artists' wrestling extravaganza that promised to be everything you never expected - and delivered. In the ring and in order of appearance are Professors Natalie Alvarez, David Fancy, David Vivian (all DART), Derek Knight and Duncan McDonald. (VISA).
Rodman Hall Art Centre, Brock University, 2010.

Professors Natalie Alvarez and David Fancy at the Main Event, Rodman Hall in 2010

Professors David Fancy and Natalie Alvarez at the Main Event, Rodman Hall in 2010

Professors David Vivian, David Fancy, and Derek Knight at the Main Event, Rodman Hall in 2010  

Professors David Fancy, Derek Knight, and Duncan McDonald (on the deck) with artist Graeme Patterson at the Main Event, Rodman Hall in 2010

The Main Event, Rodman Hall in 2010

photographs: Just another day at the office.

THE MAIN EVENT held in conjunction with Graeme Paterson's Grudge Match was an artists' wrestling extravaganza that promised to be everything you never expected - and delivered. In the ring and in order of appearance are Professors Natalie Alvarez, David Fancy, David Vivian (all DART), Derek Knight and Duncan McDonald. (VISA).
Rodman Hall Art Centre, Brock University, 2010.