TITLE: Costume Draper The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center University of Maryland at College Park Salary: Starting salary expected in the mid to high $20s Best Consideration Date: August 3, 2018 Position starting date: August 13, 2018 or ASAP
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY:
Essential Job Functions The Costume Draper is primarily responsible for a portion of draping, cutting, alteration and construction activities within the Costume Shop, working collaboratively with designers and costume faculty to successfully realize the costume designer’s specifications. The Costume Draper also provides mentoring and hands-on training in costume alteration and construction to students. Through research, innovation, and instruction in new technologies and techniques the Costume Draper helps to build the future of the arts by educating, training and presenting the next generation of artists and creative innovators. The position is 75% FTE and seasonal, with limited evening and weekend calls.
Costume Production - Meet with designers and the Costume Shop Manager to discuss patterning and construction plans. - Assist with planning for materials and personnel needs in order to complete costumes on time and within budget. - Create mockups for individual fittings consistent with designers' renderings. - Alter patterns after first fitting in a manner consistent with the designer's notes to create a finished garment. - Cut costumes from fabric selected by the designer. - Prepare pieces for student assistants to assemble and personally assemble and stitch more complex costumes as assigned. - This position makes recommendations to the Costume Shop Manager concerning the outsourcing of crafts projects that cannot be accommodated in the shop. - Maintain standards of construction consistent with highest professional standard - Maintain clear and effective communication in support of the build process including but not limited to draper meeting notes, as well as following up on fitting notes and dress rehearsal notes with the designer and Costume Shop Manager
Supervision - Supervise, monitor and evaluate the progress and performance of student workers.
Planning and Scheduling - Meet with designers and the Costume Shop Manager to discuss patterning and construction plans. - Assist with planning for materials and personnel needs in order to complete costumes within agreed schedules and budgets. - Communicate construction plans and schedules with Costume Shop Manager and faculty.
List physical demands of position: Must be able to lift and manipulate objects up to 50 lbs; to manipulate equipment, tools, and supplies and/or exert force up to 50 lbs. Must be able to work in hazardous or irritating environments, confined spaces, and to wear and work in personal protective equipment.
Please visit theclarice.umd.edu/employment for instructions.
For more information about the University of Maryland, please visit maryland.edu. The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
Minimum: High School Diploma or GED, three years progressively responsible work.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of office practices, procedures, and equipment. Working knowledge of the principles of management and supervision. Skill in planning and coordinating work; in interpreting and applying departmental policies and procedures; in operating manual and automated equipment including personal computers and related software. Ability to supervise, motivate and train assigned staff; to negotiate resolution to scheduling and procedural problems; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to establish and maintain effective work relationships.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
Preferences: - MFA in costume design or production, experience working in an educational setting
About The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.