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Costume Shop Supervisor

The Conservatory of Theater Arts at Purchase College is accepting applications for Costume Shop Supervisor. This position will be responsible for general management of student production in the shop and the execution of costumes for Conservatory Productions. Together with workroom supervisor and other staff, position will provide training and supervision of student costume builds and wardrobe crews including freshman student rotations. Responsible for the management of the costume shop operating and production budgets including petty cash.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Costume related field. 5+ years professional experience in an educational or professional costume shop. Commitment to support diversity and inclusion values and goals in all areas of our work Thorough understanding of machine and hand sewing, alterations, professional finishing techniques, basic crafts, dyeing, millinery; high standards of craftsmanship. Interest and ability to work with undergraduate students training to work in the professional theatre. Advanced interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Computer skills required for email, budgeting and scheduling, and applications relevant to the operation of a costume shop. Strategic thinking, prioritization, time-management, and problem-solving skills. Strongly demonstrated commitment to safety in the entertainment industry.

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Assistant Professor of Instruction in Costume Technology

Ohio University School of Theater invites applicants for Assistant Professor of Instruction in Costume Technology beginning Fall 2019. The College of Fine Arts is invested in hiring faculty members who bring a critical perspective to issues of diversity and multiculturalism.

Nine-month renewable non-tenure track appointment. Generous benefits: tuition for self/dependents, comprehensive insurance package, excellent retirement plan, parental leave, adoption reimbursement, wellness programs/facilities, and employee assistance program. Details: Minimum Qualifications: •MFA degree, or Bachelors’ Degree with significant professional experience. • 5 years experience in costume design/construction with professional experience. • Demonstrated teaching skills. • Shop management experience including technical and production history. • Experience in budgeting/purchasing.

Preferred Qualifications: • Teaching experience with graduate students. • Extensive interpretive, interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills. Responsibilities: Teaching includes but is not limited to: draping, tailoring, flat patterning, costume construction, shop management. Shop management includes: • Supervise fittings and construction. •

Daily operations including personnel, supplies and materials management, and stock supervision. • Projections of labor, materials, and equipment needed. • Maintain professionalism standards and protocol in a learning environment. • Budget oversight is shared with costume faculty and staff. This position requires a strong team player and high level of courtesy and calm. Additional duties: student recruitment, service on academic committees.

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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.


The nationally recognized Hartford Stage (LORT B) in Hartford, CT. seeks experienced and creative individual for Draper position. Preferred candidates will possess the following qualifications:

• 5 + years professional experience.

• Positive attitude.

• Exemplary organizational capabilities, strong critical/creative problem solving.

• Supervisory experience, good communication and interpersonal abilities; team oriented.

• Expertise in dressmaking and men’s tailoring- covering period and contemporary.

• Expertise in pattern drafting, draping, quick rigging- covering period and contemporary.

• Working knowledge in industrial and domestic sewing machines, sergers, industrial irons and other pertinent tools.

• Knowledge of best practice for various fabrics.

• Knowledge of costume and theatre history.

• Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment.

This position is seasonal, full-time/hourly, eligible for overtime and includes a full benefits package. Hartford Stage is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and equitable environment and strongly encourages applications from people of color and women. EOE. Please email cover letter, resume, references, and examples of work to costume shop manager Blair Gulledge at with “Draper” in the subject line. No calls, please.

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.

Two Costume Shop Positions: Design Assistant & Cutter/Draper

The nationally recognized Oregon Shakespeare Festival is the largest of the few U.S. theatres operating in rotating repertory. OSF mounts 11 shows in rotating repertory over an 8½ month/800 performance season. For each of OSF’s seasons, guest costume designers from around the country collaborate with the company’s resident professional costume team to create hundreds of costumes for more than 100 actors playing more than 200 roles for up to 120 performances in each role.

OSF is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Design Assistant and Cutter/ Draper dedicated to being part of a costume department which maintains professional standards of artistic excellence and performs their work with the highest integrity. For complete job descriptions and application instructions please visit

OSF pursues ambitious artistic goals as we believe that diverse ideas, cultures and traditions reflect the broad diversity of the nation and enrich our insights into the work we present on stage. We are committed to diversity in all areas of our work, including play selection, casting, marketing and public relation efforts, education programs, strategic recruitment of staff and volunteers, and the composition of the Board of Directors.