Job Title: Jr Draper/Tailor Department: Costume Shop Reports to: Costume Shop Supervisor Classification: Seasonal 10 month Date: May 2021
SUMMARY To work with the Houston Grand Opera Costume Shop Department to create patterns according to all costume production needs and assist with all facets of the costume construction process.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES - Work closely with the Costume Shop Supervisor, Head of Costumes and Designers to create patterns accurately for all builds; - Work closely with the Costume Shop Supervisor to assist with all aspects that are involved with building and prepping alterations of costumes; - Take accurate measurements of all performers; - Evaluate/ measure rental costumes and determine course of action; - Work closely with Costume Shop Supervisor to calculate all materials needed for builds/ alterations and for stock; and - Assist the Costume Shop Supervisor and Head of Costumes on department projects from time to time as needed.
OTHER DUTIES - Assist the Costume Shop Supervisor and Head of Costumes on department projects from time to time as needed and assigned.
ESSENTIAL JOB REQUIREMENTS - At least 5 years of professional patterning/draping / tailoring experience in a costume shop or fashion industry. - A degree in Costume Technology/Production or related field a plus. - At least 5 years of professional cutting and sewing experience in a costume shop or fashion industry. - Proven ability to accurately create patterns according to specifications at a moderate pace (from sketch, research or samples). - Ability to sew and operate industrial sewing machines at a moderate pace.
SPECIAL JOB CHARACTERISTICS - Ability to stand for long periods of time. - Ability to lift 30 lbs. to waist level. - Ability to hang costumes on 6'6' clothes racks. - At times schedule may fluctuate depending on fittings/rehearsal schedule and overtime may be required. - Ability to organize, prioritize and maintain several projects at once and sustain productivity under pressure in a fast-paced environment. - Ability to interact effectively and professionally with staff, management, vendors and artists. - Ability to meet deadlines. - Attention to detail.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS To apply for this position, please visit Houston Grand Opera's job board at https://www.houstongrandopera.org/employment-andauditions/
RESUMES ACCEPTED UNTIL FILLED Houston Grand Opera is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates are considered without regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, sexual preference, age, non-job related disability, or marital status.
About Houston Grand Opera
About Houston Grand Opera
Houston Grand Opera (HGO) is one of the largest, most innovative, and most highly acclaimed opera companies in the United States. HGO was the only American finalist for Opera Company of the Year at the 2019 International Opera Awards.
In fulfilling its mission to advance the operatic art to serve an ever-evolving audience, HGO leads the field in commissioning new works (67 world premieres to date) and in training and nurturing promising young artists and administrators. The company contributes to the cultural enrichment of Houston and the nation through a diverse and innovative program of performances, community events, and education projects that reaches the widest possible public. HGO's pioneering community engagement initiative, HGOco, has served as a model for other arts organizations.
The NEXUS Initiative is HGO's multi-year ticket underwriting program that allows Houstonians of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy opera without the barrier of price. Since 2007, NEXUS has enabled more than 250,000 Houstonians to experience opera through discounted single tickets and subscriptions, subsidized student performances, and free productions.
HGO has... toured extensively and has won a Tony, two Grammy awards, and three Emmy awards. It is the only opera company to win all three honors.
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