Associate's degree in Theatre or related field. Bachelor's degree desirable. Two years of related experience. Previous costume shop experience and knowledge of pattern drafting, cutting, draping and sewing would be helpful. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Will work with the faculty costume designer to ready costumes and train students in proper costume construction and wardrobe for the Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre productions.
Primary Responsibilities (Staff Positions Only):
Work with the faculty costume designer to insure the costumes are ready for department productions. This includes draping, patterning, or creating the "blueprint" for garments that are not done by the costume designer or overseen by the designer. Sewing costumes that are designed for department productions that are not pulled from stock or purchased. Train student workers and student crews. Supervise the daily work in the department costume shop. Maintain and schedule repairs for the equipment in the costume shop including sewing machines, irons, the dye vat, laundry machines and any other equipment used in the costume area. Train wardrobe and laundry crews. Oversee all fittings and alterations needed in the area of wardrobe. Maintain, in conjunction with the costume designer, the costume stock storage and costume shop. Coordinate the use of department costumes outside of the immediate department. Maintain and purchase the basic supplies for the costume shop. Attend first dress rehearsals for all department productions and subsequent dress rehearsals as needed.
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