Jobs: Costume Design, Costume Coordinator, Costume Assistant

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(1. Coordinator Costume Shop & Dance, Emory College

JOB DESCRIPTION: Assists with the production needs of the Dance and Theater Departments. Oversees the maintenance of costume stock and construction of stock garments. Serves as a resource to student groups with their costume needs and mentors students in costume construction and design. Hires, trains and supervises students. Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts or a related field and one year of construction and design experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. A master’s degree is preferred.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
This is a full-time, non-exempt position that entails part-time responsibilities in both the Dance Program and Theater Emory Costume Shops. Candidates must have very strong organizational skills and the ability to work in both dance and theater genres flexibly. Design training and experience is preferred as position involves designing and/or coordinating costumes for Dance productions. Must be able to work with many different people in a variety of settings and locations. The successful candidate would understand that equal attention would be devoted to Theater Emory and the Dance Program with the understanding that the candidate’s emphasis would be guided by the fluctuating production schedule of each area. Schedules will be determined in consultation with the Theater Emory Costume Shop Manager and the Dance Program Director and/or designated member of the Dance faculty.The above statements are intended to describe the work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the personnel so classified.

As Costume Shop Manager for the Dance Program:• Serves as head of the costume shop for the Dance Program. • Works with choreographers to develop costume designs for dance productions.• Performs costume construction, patterning, alterations, and maintenance of costume shop and laundry room. • Supervises dress rehearsals, show wardrobe, and laundry. • Establishes and maintains show budgets, outside staffing, scheduling, and supervision of student labor.As First Hand for Theater Emory assists Theater Emory Costume Shop Manager in the following:• Executes designer drawings into muslins.• Performs costume construction, patterning, alterations, and maintenance of costume shop and laundry room. • Supervises dress rehearsals

(2. Costume Designer/Lecturer/Instructor, University of (Southern) Maine

Active undergraduate theatre department at the University of Maine seeks Costume Designer for a full time non-tenure one year appointment beginning September 2010. Reappointment is possible.

QUALIFICATIONS: MFA in Costume Design in hand at time of appointment. Teaching experience is required. Professional costume design and/or professional costume construction experience is strongly preferred. Also required is the ability to collaborate with faculty and staff colleagues and contribute to departmental endeavors. Knowledge or experience with non-western costuming is desirable.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Costume Designer will teach up to three courses per semester including Makeup, Costume Construction, Stage Management or other courses in area of specialization. She/he will also design or supervise the design of costumes for 3-6 departmental productions. The Costume Designer will be expected to work closely with the staff Costume Shop Supervisor. It is also expected that the Costume Designer will actively participate in the construction of costumes. She/he will also work with colleagues to supervise and mentor student designers. The university has an institution-wide commitment to inclusion, diversity, multiculturalism and community.

Review commences November 16, 2009.

Send letter of application, resume/vitae, and three references to:

Chair of Costume Designer Search Committee
University of Southern Maine
Department of Theatre, 37 College Avenue
Gorham, ME 04038

email to lillianc@usm.maine.edu .

(3. Costume Assistant, Tulane University

Assist in the construction of costumes for the department’s productions, Tulane University

REQUIREMENTS:

High School diploma or equivalent
Experience in theatrical costume construction
Experience with sewing machines and equipment
Draping and patternmaking skills
Experience in building dance costumes and working with stretch fabrics
Experience in constructing period and novelty costumes
Ability to do alterations on pre-existing clothing and costumes
Experience in fabric dyeing, millinery and/or costume crafts

CLOSE DATE: 10/23/09
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