Costume Shop Manager - 10581BR
Costume Shop Manager
(30%) Instruct students enrolled in Department of Theatre Costume Production laboratory sections. Instruct and advise students enrolled in Department of Theatre Patterning and Costume Design courses as classroom projects dictate. . Advise Department Graduate Teaching Assistants responsible for THR 220 Costume Production and similar courses.
(40%) Once final designs are formulated, oversee the costume and makeup production process of multiple productions to maintain timeline of production schedule set by the Technical Director (i.e. drawings due date, fittings, first dress, and strike). Locate and negotiate the hiring of wig or hair specialists if special skills are not available in-house. Knowledge of shopping resources and ability to shop or advise others in the best shopping practices to serve the needs of the productions, costume shop and department.
Advise faculty, graduate and undergraduate designers as to the feasibility of designs in light of Production Guidelines determined by Technical Director. Formulate shop production schedules and procedures that will accommodate both practical and aesthetic demands of the designs. In conjunction with the Cutter/Draper, anticipate actor/designer time needed and schedule fittings. Attend fittings and Department of Theatre committee, staff, and production meetings as required. Conduct shop meetings with the Cutter/Draper and paid production assistants to insure that shop priorities and schedules are being met.
- Bachelor's Degree in Theatre.
- Knowledge of stage costume construction, pattern development, fabric modification, crafts, and hair and makeup as evidenced by application material or from previous work experience.
- Experience in environments that require collaborative work within tight production schedules.
- Relevant supervisory experience as evidenced by application material or from previous work experience.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills as evidenced by application material or in interview.
- Master's degree in Theatre.
- Ability to effectively supervise and teach undergraduate students.
- Experience in both academic and professional costume shops.
Additional Candidate Instructions
Review of applications begins on January 30,2018 and continues as needed to collect a pool of qualified applicants. To ensure consideration, apply before the application review date.