School of Performing Arts
Under guidance of the Costume Director, the cutter/draper/stitcher provides support for all Stephens College Performing Arts Department productions including both dance and drama. This work may also extend to productions related to the music department and the Summer Theatre Institute. The costume shop also provides limited support to numerous other student and classroom projects.
*Beginning January 2013 with a regular schedule of 40 hours per week August - May.
- Patterning, draping, sewing, cutting, serging, construction, stitching, fitting, repair, dyeing, costume crafts, and alterations of costumes.
- Laundry, ironing, fabric maintenance, and general shop cleanup
- Retrieve costumes from stock and put away using standard costume filing system
- Attend and help with dress rehearsals and strikes as needed
- Artistic decoration of costumes; dyeing fabrics and costumes
- Track inventory
- General maintenance, such as cleaning and minor service to shop machinery
- Answer telephone to provide information, take messages, or transfer calls
- Assist the Costume Shop Foreman with organization, maintenance, and improvements in both the shop and with stock inventory
- Requires a flexible work schedule
- Other duties as assigned
*This is a 40 hour week position during August - May.
- Bachelor’s degree in costume design/technology preferred and two years professional costume shop experience (OR five years professional costume shop experience)
- Mastery of patterning/draping skills
- Thorough knowledge of standard costume shop techniques and procedures
- Sound knowledge of all standard costume shop equipment and machinery
- Professional experience with theatrical and/or dance costuming
- Professional work experience with design collaboration
- Strong sewing, construction, pattern making, draping, and fitting skills
- Ability to work quickly and precisely in a fast paced environment amidst a high level of activity
- Ability to work individually as well as in different group settings
- Experience in costume design collaboration
- Experience in operation of all costume shop equipment specific to costume construction
- Understanding of theatrical costume construction and alteration techniques
- Understand research practices for various clothing period as related to costume design
- Understanding of language and terms specific to costume construction and the art of theatre are essential
- Knowledge of fabric modification techniques such as dyeing, distressing, and painting
Stephens College offers excellent benefits, including vacation/holiday/sick pay, health/dental/life insurance, tuition waiver and College-paid retirement plan.
Application deadline: Open until filled
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