This position supports the curricular objectives within the Department of Theatre. This individual works closely with faculty, designers, lab students and student employees to execute departmental production needs. This individual must be able to work independently, be able to handle multiple tasks and be able to work with students of differing experience levels. This is a part-time non-benefit earning position 40 hours per week for nine months mid-August to mid-May. The normal working hours are Monday-Friday, but must be willing to work nights and weekends as needed. The hourly pay rate is dependent upon qualifications.
The Costume Shop Supervisor works closely with the Costume Design Professor and students in Costume Technology and Production classes, Production Studio courses, work study employees, departmental assistants and volunteers: to perform the construction (mainly draping, patternmaking and sewing) and other technical work involved in mounting the department's main stage productions as designated by the Costume Design professor.
The Costume Shop Supervisor must be able to work independently, be able to handle multiple tasks, demonstrate a continual desire to improve and gain knowledge of the field, and be able to adapt to changing work situations. The individual must also be able to work with students of differing experience levels in a positive, friendly manner.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
MFA in Costume Technology or 3-5 years of professional experience in costume shop management. Experience in draping, flat patternmaking, advanced sewing and tailoring skills, dyeing and fabric manipulation. Ability to push racks, restock boxes and climb ladders is necessary. Must pass a background check.
Knowledge of wig and stage make-up techniques is preferred.
Please note, this is a temporary position. The length of the assignment will be based on department need with the possibility of continuation. Temporary assignments cannot exceed 11 consecutive months without a full 31-day break from employment. Employees in temporary positions are not considered permanent state employees and do not earn leave. Temporary employees are subject to the Affordable Care Act guidelines. For more info/to apply visit http://jobs.uncw.edu. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.
Send your letter of interest and resume to Mark Sorensen, Professor, Department of Theatre email@example.com. For questions, please call 910-962-3585. Position is open until filled.
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