TITLE: Manager, Costume Shop/Theatre Department
DIVISION: Academic Affairs (College of Arts & Sciences)
REPORTS TO: Professor/Department Chair
SUPERVISES: Guest artists, student assistants
Responsible for the management of costume production and storage, for the maintenance of all costume studio equipment, and for procuring necessary supplies. Serve as a lab assistant for theatre department laboratory course work assignments.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Maintain budget records for all costume-related expenses for production, instructional and general working inventories. Prepare costume-related requisitions for production, instructional and general supplies (includes keeping abreast of new supplies and suppliers for the costume market and the maintenance of source/price files).
Maintain costume-related supply inventories and oversee the processing and storing of all incoming supplies and donations. Supervise end-of-semester cleanup and restocking of supplies.
Maintain costume shop equipment, including responsibility for the general day-to-day maintenance and repairs; maintain and organize all costumes and supply storage facilities.
Recruit and make recommendations on hiring paid student assistants; schedule their work hours and job assignments.
Coordinate the loan and/or rental of costumes to the University community, the community-at-large and other colleges and universities, including the necessary paperwork.
Maintain and enforce all safety regulations in the
Assist in the preparation and implementation of production-related schedules and organizational charts and lists.
Maintain up-to-date working information for the preparation of all costumes for productions (includes direct involvement with patterning, cutting, construction, and costume fittings).
Function as charge person on production-specific requirements, such as supervision of dyeing materials and garments, footwear preparation, millinery, etc., and supervise the upkeep and maintenance of all costumes during run of the production.
Supervise production-specific work schedules and job assignments for course-assigned practical laboratory experience.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist the teacher(s)-of-record in the execution of practical costume lab assignments.
Assist in industry-related research as required.
Support instruction of basic sewing, crafts, dyeing, and fabric identification.
LICENSES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:
Industrial and domestic sewing machines, fabric steam equipment and cutting tools.
This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theatre design and technology plus three years of experience as a cutter/draper and one to two years of shop management experience or equivalent experience in the costume industry required. Seamstress skills required; pattern drafting and cutting skills desired. Theatrical costume experience preferred. This position requires that the incumbent possess the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, and possess management skills to organize, coordinate and supervise support staff. Must possess strong interpersonal skills. Must have working knowledge of machinery used in costume industry, including, but not limited to, industrial and domestic sewing machines, fabric steam equipment and cutting tools. Must possess a working knowledge of industry safety standards.
ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.