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Kimberlee CookKimberlee Cook

Humanities Instructor
Cowley College

 

"Working for Cowley College offers me the opportunity to act as a stepping stone for students. I am lucky to be part of the supporting structure that leads them toward their academic goals."

How To Apply

To apply for a full-time faculty position: Submit a complete application packet, including cover letter, resume, copies of transcripts and faculty application (PDF Format) to: Cowley College, Attn: Human Resources, 125 South Second St., PO Box 1147, Arkansas City, KS 67005 or email to: employment@cowley.edu. Equal Opportunity Employer. - Non-discrimination notice.

Director of Theater

Status: Full-Time

Location: Arkansas City (Main Campus)

 

Job Summary: The Director for Theatre is responsible for establishing and maintaining a strong theatre program for the College and community. The Director is responsible for all theatre productions and recruiting of theatre students. In addition, the Director for Theatre is responsible for teaching related courses in the Humanities Department.

 

Position Duties:

  • Responsible for the production and direction of a main stage theatrical performance each semester.  One production each year needs to be a musical in collaboration with the vocal and instrumental music departments.
  • In addition to a main stage production each semester, the Director is responsible for a minimum of one additional production each semester, including a children’s show, black box theatre, student directed shows, etc.
  • Responsible for the recruitment of theatre students.  Work with admissions personnel to recruit students and make personal contacts with students who inquire about the College and theatre program.
  • Responsible for the continued quality and growth of the theatre program.
  • Sponsor and lead the Act One Drama Club.
  • Manage all theatrical activity pertaining to the College.
  • Supervise the technical director regarding production requirements.
  • Develop and administer theatre budgets maintaining expenditures with budget parameters.
  • Maintain a clean, safe, educational environment.
  • Maintain an annual inventory of all equipment and supplies in the theatre program.
  • Advise students according to established procedures.
  • Provide instruction for Theatre Appreciation, Acting and additional related courses, as assigned. Teaching assignment must meet the minimum requirement of 6-9 hours each semester, determined by the semester’s production.  The Director is responsible to teach 9 hours the semester of the main stage play and 6 semester hours the semester of the musical production.
  • Maintain courteous, professional and effective working relationships with employees, vendors and/or any other representatives of external organization.
  • Comply with all College policies and procedures
  • Assist the Chair for VPA department by performing other related duties as assigned.

 

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Proven directing skills for quality stage productions.
  • Demonstrate the ability and knowledge to provide team leadership for planning and development for large scale productions.
  • Work effectively in a high stress environment.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as on a team.
  • Highly developed interpersonal communication skills.  Must be able to work in a pleasant, professional and efficient manner with colleagues and develop positive relationships with community members, leadership and vendors. 
  • Accomplished oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively organize and direct people during an emergency or crisis situation. 
  • Have basic knowledge of First Aid.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work. Work well under deadline pressures.
  • Excellent human relations skills. Ability to work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds and diverse populations.
  • Understanding of and commitment to AQIP.

 

Required Education Background:

  • Preferred: Master’s Degree in Theatre or related field
  • Considered: Bachelor's Degree in Theatre or related field and significant professional experience and/or accomplishment in direction and/or choreography and/or performance.

 

Required Experience:

  • Proven experience directing quality stage productions
  • Minimum of two years teaching experience in post-secondary education.

 
Supervisory Requirements:
Work-study and/or scholarship students; quasi-supervisory role with technical director of theatre.

 

Physical Requirements:
Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time; ability to move freely around the campus; ability to lift up to 50 pounds; ability to bend, stoop, reach and grasp as required to perform responsibilities; ability to drive motor vehicle; and ability to work on the computer for long periods of time.

 

Work Environment:
Work performed in a theatre environment, office and in a classroom.  Must be willing to work evenings and weekends, as needed.

 

Cowley College is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Cowley College is dedicated to providing equal opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, or any other factor that is a prohibited consideration under applicable law. 

 

 

Cosmetology Instructor

Location: Arkansas City (Main Campus)

 

Job Summary: The Cosmetology Clinic Floor Instructor is responsible for providing the assistance and services required to maintain a high quality cosmetology program. Job duties include, but are not limited to adherence to regulations, scheduling, student recruiting, supervision of the clinic floor, safety, new class development, presenting lecture material, counseling sessions, student feedback, class evaluation, coordination of class logistical matters, assess and verify student performance develop and supervise .The Clinic Floor Instructor is responsible for maintaining established standards set in the industry.

 

Essential Functions:

  • Monitor and facilitate classroom, laboratory and clinic experiences that are sensitive to accepted learning theories, contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the course, and maintain mutual respect between students, instructional personnel and Salons.
  • Actively recruit students and explore possibilities for program growth.
  • Maintain course procedures and textbooks, in conjunction with the state curriculum for each course taught.
  • Complete all needed reports and requests including, but not limited to course requests, student evaluations, instructor evaluations, surveys, administrative forms
  • Accept and support the mission, philosophy, and policies and procedures of the college.
  • Maintain open communications with instructors, facility sites and students and be available to students seeking individual advice and guidance.
  • Participate in the development of the understanding of the community college concept through reading, discussion, research and other professional activities.
  • Continue professional growth in the cosmetology field.
  • Observe the adopted code of ethics and utilize established channels in all professional relationships and the community.
  • Submit timely and accurate reports upon request.
  • Must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including, but not limited to attendance standards and work deadlines; beginning and ending assignments on time; and scheduled work breaks, where applicable.
  • Develop and ensure compliance and maintain up-to-date class policies and procedures to fully meet the rules, regulations and State Statute mandated by KBOC and other regulatory agencies.
  • Develop and ensure compliance and maintain up-to-date, curricula, class and program goals, course procedures, objectives, and evaluations for classes to meet the requirements of KBOC, the college and other regulatory agencies.
  • Plan and schedule all classes related to the program.
  • Evaluate equipment and supply needs for classes/program and community, and assist in maintaining up to date, and accurate inventory of all equipment, supplies and chemicals.
  • Attend monthly department meetings.
  • Attend college faculty meetings, professional development classes and other in-service meetings at the college, accept and fulfill one college committee assignment
  • Maintain effective communication with community facilities, support staff, and department chair, regularly apprizing the Chair of the program status and immediately communicating any problems that may occur.
  • Develop new program job descriptions as necessary, ensure program job descriptions are up to date and communicate changes to instructors
  • Provide assistance to, and supervision of the students during their clinical hours and clients and lab projects.
  • Provide assistance and supervision in the recording of the clients’ appointments, as well as the handling of telephone calls when students are in class.
  • Contribute to the evaluation process by keeping up to date grades with student clinic grade evaluations
  • Attend and participate in the yearly KBOC Advisory Group Meetings in Topeka, Kansas.
  • Monitor program instructors and student performance and provide constructive feedback as needed or change processes to better the education and training as necessary.
  • Must maintain courteous, professional and effective working relationships with employees, vendors and/or any other representatives of external organization.
  • Comply with all College policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Chair of the Health and Human Services Department.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to organize, prioritize and work effectively in a multifaceted work environment with high work autonomy.
  • Vision of future cosmetology trends and ability to effect change to meet needs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be flexible and display a positive attitude.
  • Must be proficient with computer, to include but not limited to Word and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Leadership and supervision skills are highly desired
  • Effective and constructive teaching ability

 

Required Experience:

  • Current Kansas Cosmetology licensure .
  • Current Kansas Cosmetology Instructor’s licensure.  

 

Physical Requirements:
With or without assistance: ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time; ability to move freely around campus and other locations; ability to communicate both in person and by telephone; ability to speak clearly; mental capacity to make decisions and follow through with directions; ability to follow safety and security practices; ability to lift up to 20 pounds; ability to bend, stoop, reach, grasp as required to perform responsibilities; ability to perform keyboard functions.

 

Cowley College is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  Cowley College is dedicated to providing equal opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, or any other factor that is a prohibited consideration under applicable law. 

 

 

 

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