SALARY: $68,796.00 – $96,837.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 06/09/20
CLOSING DATE: 08/26/20 11:59 PM

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

It is the candidate's responsibility to be sure that ALL required materials are submitted by the filing deadline to be given consideration.


  • Salary Range: $68,796-$96,837 (2019/20 Faculty Salary Schedule); teaching experience, other related professional experience, and academic degrees determine salary placement on a schedule that is competitive with other California Community Colleges.
  • Fringe benefits: The District offers a competitive benefit package which includes health & welfare (medical/dental/vision/life/long-term disability) benefits for employees and eligible dependents
  • Housing Assistance: Reduced fees for mortgage loans and real estate services may be available to the candidate selected for this position (contact Human Resources for more information).

    Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic individual with strong demonstrated technical theatre and teaching skills to join an outstanding team of faculty, classified professionals, and instructional administrators to provide high-quality programs and services to our district, our community, and most importantly, our students. This is a full-time, regular contract position in Theatre Arts at SRJC, beginning Spring Semester, January 2021. Assignment will include regular teaching responsibilities and the possibility of design work and production management on main-stage productions, including some evenings and weekends as needed for production requirements. Appointments are contingent upon funding and Board approval.

    The Department of Theatre and Fashion produces four mainstage shows, and two showcases during the academic year and five shows during the summer through Summer Repertory Theatre Festival. The 400-seat, proscenium main stage and the teaching and support spaces have just undergone a state-of-the-art renovation, with the addition of a 200-seat studio theatre. There are four full-time faculty, five classified staff and several adjunct faculty in the department. The department is comprised of distinct programs: Theatre Arts, an award-winning Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle, 10-month academic and producing program, the Summer Repertory Theatre Festival (SRT), and Fashion Studies. Summer Repertory Theatre Festival is SRJC Department of Theatre and Fashion's renowned summerstock company offering advanced training for young theatre artists from around the country. For more information please visit our websites at,, and

    The Fashion Studies Program prepares students for careers in fashion design and retail merchandising fields through a study of textiles, principles of design, construction, merchandising and retail marketing methods.


    SRJC offers courses at two campuses, located in Santa Rosa and Petaluma, as well as multiple satellite locations within the District, including online. While this assignment is for the Santa Rosa campus, please note the District reserves the right of assignment to any location, and that assignments could involve any combination of day, weekend, or evening classes with weekly office hours being mandatory. Instructors assume responsibility for maintaining currency in the field, for updating existing courses and developing new curricula (including courses that serve community needs, such as short, non-credit, or online courses), assisting in the assessment of student learning outcomes, participating in department activities and other college service such as committee work, managing laboratories, and participating in community outreach on behalf of the college.

    The instructor's teaching assignment will consist of a combination of the following classes:
    Introduction to Costume Technology

  • Costume Technology II
  • Stage Costuming (rotating semesters)
    o. Costume Draping
    o. Millinery for the Stage
    o. Corset Construction
    o. Costume Tailoring
  • Introduction to Costume Design
  • Theatrical Makeup Design for Stage and Screen
  • Special Effects Makeup, Wigs, and Masks

    The instructor may also teach one or more of the following:

  • Introduction to the Design Process
  • Technical Theatre Production Lab(s)
  • Introduction to Theatre Arts (general education lecture course)
  • World Theatre Through Time (general education lecture course)


  • Master's or Master of Fine Arts in drama/theater arts/ performance; OR
  • Bachelor's or Bachelor of Fine Arts in drama/theater arts/performance AND Master's in comparative literature, English, communication studies, speech, literature or Humanities; OR
  • Possession of a fully satisfied (Life) California Community College Instructor's Credential in Theatre Arts and Related Technologies; OR
  • the equivalent; AND
  • Requires a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

    If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, exactly as listed above, you must file for equivalency. If claiming equivalency, applicants are responsible for documenting all course work, degree programs and related professional experience at the time of application.


  • Master of Fine Arts Degree in Theatre or Drama with an emphasis in Costume Design.
  • Experience and expertise in theatre design including costume, makeup and hair, technical theatre, costume construction, and theatre-specific design software.
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely and cooperatively with the variety of artists, technicians, and students involved in the art of the theatre.
  • Evidence of strong interpersonal, communication, and management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, supervise, and mentor student designers through design and construction of costumes, makeup and hair/wigs for four mainstage productions.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach Introduction to Theatre and/or World Theatre Through Time.

    The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job function


    In order to be given consideration for this recruitment, applicants must submit the following documents by the filing deadline:
    1. A completed Santa Rosa Junior College Employment Application and responses to Agency-wide Questions. Please note that contact information is required for a minimum of three references.
    2. If you do not meet the minimum qualifications exactly as stated, you must complete and attach the Equivalency Application to your Employment Application. If applicable, Equivalency Application is available here. Information on SRJC Faculty Equivalency Procedures can be found at Board Policy 4.3.2bP.
    3. A cover letter explaining your interest in the position, including how you meet the requirements and are qualified to perform the duties as listed in the “Position Description” section of this announcement.
    4. Current Resume.
    5. Please provide two or three examples of your teaching philosophy that detail your academic approach to theatre arts.
    6. Provide a 500-word response to the diversity prompt below:
    Please provide two or three examples of your ideas and/or experiences in creating, modifying, and/or performing one or more of the following to meet the needs of a diverse student population:

  • Curricula;
  • Learning activities;
  • Teaching/counseling practices;
  • Educational Resources;
  • Training, background, coursework and/or professional development;
  • Program Development
    7. Transcripts of all college level course work, including confirmation of degrees. Unofficial copies (both sides) are acceptable if the unofficial document includes a seal, watermark, or other proof that the document was provided by an educational institution. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to hiring. If transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of application. Contact the Human Resources Department for more information.
    8. If applicable, copy of California Community College Credential (both sides) in Theatre Arts and Related Technologies.


    Following the filing deadline, applications which are complete for screening will be reviewed by a screening committee. Approximately 2-3 weeks later, Human Resources will notify you whether or not you have been selected for interview. Those applicants most suitably qualified for the position/pool will be invited to interview with a Screening Committee. The Screening Committee may include representatives from the Faculty, the Administration, the Classified Staff, the Associated Students, and the Board of Trustees.

    If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this opening, please contact the Human Resources Department.

    PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 1988 Armory Drive
    MAILING ADDRESS: 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
    PHONE: (707) 527-4954
    FAX: (707) 527-4967

    The office is located in the Button Building on the Santa Rosa campus. All documents included in your online employment application become the property of the District. Your employment application for this opening will not automatically be considered for future openings. New employment application(s) must be submitted for each opening.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (Prior to beginning employment):
    1. In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
    2. Must be fingerprinted and have background clearance (at applicant's expense); and
    3. Must take a TB test (once hired and every four years thereafter).

    Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Jeanne Clery Disclosure)

    Sonoma County Junior College District's annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Sonoma County Junior College District; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can read or obtain a full copy of this report by going to Paper copies of the full report are available upon request by contacting Police Department Records at (707) 527-4963 or by coming to the Sonoma County Junior College District Police Department located at 2032 Armory Drive, Pedroncelli Center, Santa Rosa Campus.

    Equal Employment Opportunity
    SRJC attracts and retains the most qualified faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. This is achieved through an inclusive recruitment strategy and a rigorous, thorough hiring process that begins with the fair and consistent evaluation of each application for minimum qualifications and demonstrated skills specific to each position/assignment. Because the ability to serve students from broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is a key commitment of the District mission, SRJC actively encourages applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity brings to a professional educational community.

    The Sonoma County Junior College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnic group identification, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic condition, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or sexual orientation in any of its policies, procedures or practices; nor does the District discriminate against any employees or applicants for employment on the basis of their age. This non-discrimination policy covers admission, access and treatment in District programs and activities–including but not limited to academic admissions, financial aid, educational services and athletics–and application for District employment.

    The Sonoma County Junior College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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