costume production

Costume Shop Supervisor

The Conservatory of Theater Arts at Purchase College is accepting applications for Costume Shop Supervisor. This position will be responsible for the supervision of the shop, shop staff, and the execution of costumes for Conservatory Productions; together with workroom supervisor and other staff, position will serve as an adviser and supervisor for students working in the Costume Shop. This position is a 10-month College Year appointment from August 1 to May 31 each academic year. Successful applicants should show leadership in the field, significant professional work in the theater at an advanced level, and teaching experience. Position requires advanced interpersonal, written and verbal communication, strategic thinking, prioritization, time-management, and problem-solving skills, as well as a strongly demonstrated commitment to safety in the entertainment industry. Required: Strong knowledge and experience in theatrical costume construction (machine and hand sewing, alterations, professional finishing techniques, basic crafts, dyeing, millinery), leadership experience in staff management and wardrobe supervision, proficiency with standard costume shop equipment and maintenance, skills in communication, collaboration, time management and team-oriented focus. Instructions to Candidate: This is a condensed version of the job posting. For the complete posting, please visit Purchase College Job Vacancy website at and complete an online application.

Assistant Professor Adjunct of Design, Yale School of Drama

Yale School of Drama seeks a full-time Assistant Professor Adjunct in costume design for the MFA Design Program. Responsibilities include teaching two (2) courses in costume design and execution, supervising and mentoring student work and budgeting on productions, participating in the annual admissions and student recruitment process, and supporting the co-chairs of the Design Program in developing and implementing the curriculum in design. Applicant should have significant experience as a costume designer in the professional theatre and significant experience teaching in a conservatory or other professional training environment. Applicant should also have a strongly demonstrated ability to work effectively and flexibly with a large number of staff, students, interns and other professionals representing a diversity of personalities, gender expression, race, sexual orientation, religion, ability, age, and class. The appointment will be as an Assistant Professor Adjunct of Design for an initial term of up to three (3) years beginning July 1, 2019, renewable, and includes competitive salary with full faculty benefits.

To apply please submit a cover letter, C.V., and three (3) letters of reference. Materials should be submitted through Interfolio, which is free to applicants: Review of applications will begin January 1, 2019. Yale University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Yale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

Costume Director

The Costume Director is a key member of the Production team at the Huntington Theatre Company, responsible for all aspects of costume design execution, including determining the specifications and build schedules, and management of costume shop staff, budgets, and equipment. Creativity and the ability to learn and manage change are paramount as the Huntington experiences a period of dynamic growth including the upcoming renovation of our largest theatre, and the design of a support facility which will include new costume shop facilities.

Specifically, the Costume Director:

• Supervises the construction, alterations, purchasing, and rentals of costumes for each production, including wardrobe and wigs/hair.

• Interprets the costume designers’ renderings into full scale costumes based upon conversation, renderings, and research provided by the costume designer.

• Leads the effort to generate revenue through costume stock rentals and building costumes for external companies. This includes managing and promoting rentals and outside projects, managing and maintaining current stock, and building rental stock.

• Guides and supervises employees in the more complex phases of their work, trains new employees, ensures proper use of all materials by all staff, and provides quality training and development for the department.

Assistant Professor in Costume Design

Position Description: Full-time, nine month, tenure accruing faculty position Date of expected hire: August 16, 2018 Salary: commensurate with qualifications, includes full benefits package.

This position shares leadership in maintaining and advancing the costume design and technology program; teaches, recruits and mentors graduate and undergraduate students; participates in the costuming of productions; and contributes in the areas of research and service. The committee will begin reviewing applications January 10, 2018.

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The Milly S. Barranger Professor of the Practice

Milly S. Barranger Professor of the Practice in Costume Production Department of Dramatic Art, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The Milly S. Barranger Professor of the Practice is the senior faculty member in the costume area in the Department of Dramatic Art where s/he fosters an atmosphere of professionalism, disciplined learning, and collegiality among the students, staff, resident artists, and visiting artists. The 9-month position has two main responsibilities: Head of the 3-year MFA Program in Costume Production and Costume Director for all productions under the auspices of the Department of Dramatic Art including PlayMakers Repertory Company (PRC). The Barranger Professor has authority over and responsibility for all activity and initiatives in the costume area, is the supervisor of all positions, and delegates responsibility as needed and appropriate. The position sets the standards of quality and production values. As Head of the MFA Program, the Barranger Professor works with, reports to, and is supported by the Head of Graduate Studies for curricular and graduate student support issues; as Costume Director, the Barranger Professor works with, reports to and is supported by the Production Manager for PRC; for all other activities the Barranger Professor works with, reports to, and is supported by the Chair of the Department of Dramatic Art. A terminal degree or equivalent professional experience; a minimum of 5 years (8-10 preferred) of full-time professional experience, as a costume maker in a leadership role; and teaching experience at the graduate level, or equivalent professional experience in a supervisory role is required. This position will begin July 1, 2018 and is for an initial term of three years (renewable upon review). For more information, application instructions, and to apply for this position, please visit . Application deadline is 11/26/2017. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.