The Division of Theatre is looking for a part time Costume Shop Manager to assist faculty and students during the academic school year. Successful candidates 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 part time shop manager must communicate well during demanding production periods, and maintain day-to-day accounts of multiple concurrent costume budgets.
Other duties include but not limited to:
Attending dress rehearsals
Overseeing costume fittings of student designers and drapers
The ideal candidate must understand that the Division of Theatre is an academic environment that involves the constant nurturing of young talent, as well as adhering to Health/Safety and Compliance standards.
A MFA in costume design and technology or equivalent professional experience is necessary. Preferred candidates will be highly skilled in wig styling and a wide range of modern craft materials and techniques.
Full Time/Part Time
This is a part-time, non-benefit eligible position, with the expectation of not exceeding over 28 hours a week. Hours may be weekdays and weekends, but mostly concentrated Monday through Friday during class time.
$18.00-$22.00 per hour, to commensurate with experience.
Open until filled.
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