Vice-Chair, Devising

Job Category: Faculty Leadership Opportunities
Job Type: Volunteer

The Vice-Chair of Devising works in support of and collaboratively with the Chair to provide programming centered on devised theatre.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Chair of Devising in recruiting guest artists and presenters
  • Attend Production Respondent training and respond to at least one student production per semester
  • Attend the annual Regional Festival (virtually in 2021) typically held in the last week of January
  • Assist the Chair with facilitation of Festival Events
  • Communicate with students, faculty and guest artists prior to and during the Festival
  • Attend (virtually or in-person, as needed) planning meetings and regional board meetings
  • Collaborate with the Regional Board to ensure just and equitable practices in programming, recruiting of guest artists and response to and celebration of student work

Desired Qualifications:

  • Candidates should have at least a part time affiliation with an institution of higher learning.
  • Candidates should have demonstrated experience in devised theatre, playwriting or other collaborative theatre making
  • We are seeking applicants that represent a diverse array of lived experiences, including, but not limited to race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, gender identity, educational background and more.

Term of Service: Typically, board members serve a term of 3 years as Vice-Chair and then assume a term of 3 years as Chair.

About KCACTF

The goals of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival are:

  • To encourage, recognize, and celebrate the finest and most diverse work produced in university and college theater programs
  • To provide opportunities for participants to develop their theater skills and insight; and achieve professionalism
  • To improve the quality of college and university theater in America
  • To encourage colleges and universities to give distinguished productions of new plays, especially those written by students; the classics, revitalized or newly conceived; and experimental works.

Through state, regional, and national festivals, KCACTF participants celebrate the creative process, see one another’s work, and share experiences and insights within the community of theater artists. The KCACTF honors excellence of overall production and offers student artists individual recognition through awards and scholarships in playwriting, acting, criticism, directing, and design. KCACTF is a year-round program in eight geographic regions in the United States.

Welcome candidates!

We are seeking candidates from diverse backgrounds, including race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, gender identity, sexual orientation as well as areas of creative specialty/interest. Please include a brief personal statement that addresses the ways in which your lived experiences might enhance or support diversity within Region 1.

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