The successful candidate for this position must be able to supervise both graduate and undergraduate student labor, while problem solving ever-changing unusual costume construction through draping, sewing, and other techniques. The shop manager must communicate well during demanding production periods, and maintain day-to-day accounts of multiple concurrent costume budgets. Preferred candidates will be highly skilled in wig styling and a wide range of modern craft materials and techniques. Other duties include, but not limited to, attending dress rehearsals, overseeing costume fittings of student designers and drapers, and maintaining supplies. The successful candidate will understand that this is an academic environment that involves the constant nurturing of young talent, as well as adhering to Health/Safety and Compliance standards. A personality that embraces this notion is essential.
A MFA in costume design and technology or equivalent professional experience is necessary.
Full Time/Part Time
$20 per hour
The position is part-time with an expectation not to exceed 20 hours a week. Hours may be weekdays and weekends, but mostly concentrated Monday through Friday during class time.
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