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MileHighSM

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Theatre CV
« on: Oct 28, 2007, 04:03 pm »
I'm applying for a teaching position, and they're asking for a CV.  Does anyone have a sample?  Did you also send your resume?

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Re: Theatre CV
« Reply #1 on: Oct 29, 2007, 12:31 pm »
You might get more help (although maybe you've gotten some PMs, I don't know) from a job website like monster or careerbuilder.

I haven't had to build a CV, but I would have to pull my transcripts from high school and college to start.  I certainly don't remember who taught every theatre class I ever took.  I might even have to look up some of the earlist shows I worked on to get the details right.

But my impression for an educational position is that a CV is to include ALL applicable classes and training, as well as EVERY related professional experience.  So your resume is built into it.

Anyone else have any help for Grad SM?

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Re: Theatre CV
« Reply #2 on: Oct 30, 2007, 02:06 pm »
Since you are applying for a teaching job it would be helpful for the HR or interviewer if you'll put any teaching job you had or done or workshop facilitated. When I was asked to pass a resume for a theater arts instructor position, I had to list all the teaching jobs I did or workshops I had facilitated, what year, for what school/company. ex: Workshop Facilitator (2007), taught Basic Acting for Kids age 9-12yo at the Theater Arts Summer Workshop. something like that. They needed to gauge how much experience you already had in teaching and your field of specialization and the age bracket of your students :) goodluck :)

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Re: Theatre CV
« Reply #3 on: Nov 01, 2007, 08:56 am »
A CV is different than a resume. It is generally longer, and includes all your academic, research, and publication information as well as all the info on your resume.

Usually, it is academic institutions and some European employers that are interested in receiving a CV. If you are sending a CV to another country, take a minute to research standard CV formatting in that country. For example, German CV's always start with the individual's vital stats, including age, place of birth, and a photo. Putting this info at the top of your "resume" is very different and somewhat shocking to those used to the American system. But it is the standard in this country.

For American academic institutions, which is probably what you're talking about here, the CV is different than a resume in that it emphasizes academic research, education, and publications. You should start the CV with academic info, including:
  • a summary of your education, including your majors and minors, GPA, and names of your advisors (from undergraduate on, including any single classes or training seminars you attended)
  • academic awards and honors
  • Fellowships and scholarships
  • Any notable academic positions or activities (president in academic clubs, academic jobs or work-studies, etc.)
  • Publications - articles (journalistic or academic), published poems/plays/dramaturgy essays, etc.

Then present your employment history as you normally would in your resume. Because CV's can be a bit longer (I would say the norm is 3-5 pages), feel free to expand a bit and include jobs that might otherwise get cut from your 1-page resume. My CV also includes my stage managemend experience, again expanded and uncut.

You should also take the opportunity in a CV to include other interesting and relevant details about you, such as:
  • Computer skills (really expand here - all the programs you know, including our obscure theatre programs, and also your WPM)
  • Other interests (keep it interesting and personable but be sensitive to how "Avid Beanie Baby collector" will look to potential employers)
  • Instruments you play or other talents you have
  • Community involvement (this is a GREAT item to include, especially if you have a history of volunteerism)

You can find lots of examples of CV's around the web. You could even google some of your old professors to see their CV's. Like building a normal resume, don't be intimidated by all the people with dozens of publications to their name or several degrees from Harvard and Oxford. Gather up all the impressive facts about your fabulous self and put them all together into your CV. Because the CV is so inclusive, it is also a great "master document" for your resume writing. You can kind of cut-and-paste relevant items when building a custom resume for each new employer. I find my CV to be very useful in this way.

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Re: Theatre CV
« Reply #4 on: Nov 02, 2007, 11:38 pm »
In case anybody has no clue what a CV is.
A Wikipedia definition is as follows,
"Curriculum vitae (Latin for "course of life"), also known as a Résumé; a summary of academic and professional history and achievements"
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