Create and execute costumes for the Departments of Dance, Music, and Theatre, working under the direction of the Costume Shop Supervisor. Assist in training student staff. Construct and alter costumes efficiently, working independently as well as with student staff.
Essential Job Functions:
Perform machine and hand sewing, costume construction, patterning, and alterations for theatrical and dance costumes as instructed by designer or from verbal, fitting notes, or pinned garments. Assist with fittings, measurements, and pulling from costume stock. Help train student staff in sewing, costume crafts, and theatrical process. Assist with planning workflows in the costume shop.
Work with faculty, guest designers, staff, and students in a cooperative manner to realize the designers' visions. Assist with maintenance of tools and equipment and assure high safety levels of operation of all tools and equipment in accordance with best practices and OSHA regulations. Help maintain the organization of supplies, materials, and the costume inventory.
Assist with hair, makeup, wigs area and dressing room setup. Oversee student staff in the absence of the Costume Shop Supervisor. Attend some dress rehearsals, and evening or weekend work sessions if necessitated by workflow and production schedule.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Experience in commercial, educational, or regional theatre costume construction and alterations. Demonstrated high level of sewing skills with the ability to teach others having little or no experience. Knowledgeable in the safe and efficient operations of a costume shop. Ability to operate and maintain costume shop equipment and tools including but not limited to sewing machines, sergers, professional pressing equipment, measuring and cutting tools, and train students in these processes. Can perform and teach best practices in sewing and related skills. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, proven ability to develop excellent working relationships, and proven ability to work with student, faculty, and staff members from diverse backgrounds. Must be able to work flexible hours to support the departments' productions during tech rehearsals and performances including evenings and weekend. Competency in Microsoft Office or equivalent; computer competency in general. A creative problem solver. Ability to perform physical tasks associated with this occupation throughout expanse of facility including bending, reaching, climbing ladders, walking up and down stairs, and moving/lifting up to fifty pounds. Ability to work, while maintaining a positive attitude, with changes as student staff rotates throughout day, with frequent distractions and interruptions.
Bachelor's degree in Theatre, Costume Design/Technology, Fashion Design, or equivalent professional experience.
Pay/Salary: Minimum rate of $16.88
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Background Check Statement:
The final candidate will undergo a background check as a conditional offer of employment.
Internal Number: 2681
About Denison University
Denison University is an academically rigorous liberal arts college with a diverse campus community. It offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. Denison is located in the village of Granville, 25 minutes from Columbus Ohio, the state capital, which hosts a wide range of cultural and artistic opportunities. Granville also offers an excellent public school system and easy access to outdoor activities.