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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: 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. 





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