UMBC's Department of Theatre has approximately 100 majors, offering a BA in Theatre with tracks in Design and Production, Theatre Studies or Education and a BFA in Acting, all taught in our state-of-the-art facilities. UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body, and seeks to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We have a strong commitment to increasing staff diversity. We encourage applications from women, minority group members, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
UMBC's Department of Theatre fosters artistically innovative and socially engaged graduates in a leading liberal arts program. Using the latest technologies and practices, we experiment with theatrical forms, create provocative new work, and give voice where it is most needed.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Department of Theatre seeks an Assistant Costume Shop Manager (First Hand/Stitcher) to provide technical support to the Costume Shop Supervisor for our four-production academic season.
Specific duties include:
Assisting in the classroom
Training and supervising student construction and wardrobe crews
Pattern cutting, garment construction, assisting with fittings and attending technical rehearsals
General support of the Costume Shop Supervisor
Performing other duties as assigned.
Secondary skills in the areas of wigs/hair and make-up desired. May also teach courses in areas of specialization, and the potential for design assignments.
Anticipated Start Date: Late July 2022
Required Minimum Qualifications:
This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre or related field. Must have at least one year of experience in the following areas: strong knowledge of theatrical costume construction (skills in machine and hand sewing, alteration of existing garments, and professional finishing techniques); leadership experience in theatrical wardrobe; proficiency with standard costume shop equipment.
The candidate should have skills in communication, collaboration, and time management as well as a team-oriented focus. Must have a valid driver’s license, be able to stand for long periods of time, lift up to 40 pounds, use stairs and ladders and move up and down from the floor. The ability to maintain a flexible work schedule including nights and weekends is required.
Professional theatrical costume shop experience and experience working with variously skilled students is highly desired.
Background Screening Statement:
A background check will be required.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit a cover letter, resume, costume construction portfolio or link to online portfolio and the contact information for three professional references with your application.
Screening of Applications Begins:
For best consideration submit application materials by May 1, 2022 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled).
$45,000 - $50,500 (Commensurate with qualifications and experience)
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UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities. Contingent II positions may include some benefits.
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Equal Opportunity Statement:
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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Internal Number: 493666
About University of Maryland, Baltimore County
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.