Jobs: Costume Apprentice and Textiles Faculty


(1. Assistant Professor, Textiles, California College of the Arts

CCA is seeking candidates for a full-time, tenure-track assistant level professor for the Textiles Program to begin August 2010. Candidates should have a strong commitment to teaching, theoretical and/or historical understanding of the field, and a professional practice in visual arts and/or research and writing. The successful candidate will be well versed in the major aesthetic, philosophical, social, and economic themes that have shaped textiles as a global technology and contemporary art practice, and possess a strong desire to advance the discourse of the field in broad aesthetic and educational contexts. Candidates should have a high level of technical expertise and be able to teach in two or more areas of the program. A proficiency in weaving and/or knowledge of digital technology is desirable. An ability to address diverse creative practices from a culturally competent point of view is essential, and experience in teaching project-based courses that engage community partners is a plus.

Teaching a full range of courses, from beginning level, skill-based classes to more theoretically oriented graduate seminars. An interest in and an ability to teach successfully in the college’s first year program are also expected. Participation in curricular development and the ability to play a leadership role in building the Textiles Program and furthering its national reputation is essential. The position also requires a commitment to continued professional work and active participation in college-wide service.


Successful candidates will hold an MFA or equivalent degree and will demonstrate extensive professional activity. Evidence of teaching effectiveness and at least two years of college-level teaching experience or equivalent is preferred. Flexibility to work across disciplines and capacity to collaborate and develop relationships with other programs is desired.

To Apply:

Submit a letter of interest, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, three professional references with phone numbers and email addresses, 20 examples of current work in PDF format only. CDs/DVDs should be formatted for Mac and time-based samples should be limited to no more than two minutes each. Please send materials to:

California College of the Arts
Human Resources (Job #1967)
5212 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618-1487

fax 510.594.3681

Application Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by January 15, 2010.

(2. Costume Apprentice, Washington National Opera, Washington, DC

The Costume Studio is looking for individuals who have just completed or are about to complete their studies (undergraduate or graduate) and who are interested in pursuing a career as professional costumers. The apprenticeship can be geared toward the individual’s area of greatest proficiency or the area in which they would like to gain more experience. Areas of focus are draping, costume management, and crafts. 1-2 years experience working in a costume shop required. Interest/knowledge in opera, music, or the performing arts is preferred.

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