Affirmative Action No.:: 17P051
First Consideration Date:: 02/20/2017
Department:: Theatre Arts
Minimum Annual or Hourly Rate: $41,000
Provides costumes for all departmental productions – 4 mainstage shows, 2 studio shows, 1 dance concert, Artsgala, and any other special events.
Instructs students in all aspects of costume construction and technology.
BA or BFA in Theatre Design/Technology or related field of study.
Equivalent of four years of full-time theatre, film, or fashion experience (including professional or university costume shops, regional theatre, or fashion workrooms), working in costume/garment construction or crafts.
Comprehensive knowledge of costume techniques, including specialized sewing techniques, fabric manipulation, and patterning. Expertise in the construction and alteration of theatre costumes and related accessories. Understanding of historical costume periods. Expertise in project management; Ability to utilize and interpret costume drawings and designs for construction purposes; ability to maintain schedules and deadlines; ability to manage part-time staff; facility and interest in the training and mentoring of student designers and technicians; ability to work well in a collaborative environment.
MFA in Theatre Design/Technology or related field of study.
Focused training in Costume Design and/or Technology.
Experience in some or all of the following: Fabric dyeing and printing, garment draping, costume crafts and millinery. Expertise in historical costume patterning and materials.
Thorough knowledge of workroom safety requirements.
Essential Functions and percent of time::
45% Supervises and instructs students in Applied Technology classes (25 hrs/wk)
30% Constructs or supervises construction of all costumes built for dept. productions. Includes patterning, cutting, sewing, and attending actor fittings.
10% Manages costume budget for all shows, and does all purchasing for the costume shop. Maintains records for shop and arranges for any needed rentals (and their returns).
5% Determines work schedules and assignments for students and over hire labor. Arranges for hiring of extra labor when needed.
5% Organizes and maintains costume shop and 6 additional costume storage spaces. Maintains and and arranges for repairs of all costume shop equipment. Maintains inventory of shop supplies and tools.
5% Other duties as assigned.
The Department of Theatre, Dance and Motion Pictures at Wright State consists of twenty-six full-time faculty positions (four in Design and Technology) and a technical theatre staff of four. The Creative Arts Center, home of our 385-seat proscenium and flexible black box theatres, has recently undergone a $28 million expansion and renovation that created additional costume storage space, a hair and makeup room, and improved classroom and dressing room spaces. Our costume shop includes fitting rooms and a ventilated dyeing/crafts room.
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