Master Cutter/Draper and Tailor

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Jul 28, 2017
Temple University
Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities, Design
Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The Master Cutter/Draper/Tailor is responsible for overseeing the cut and construction of all theater and opera costumes for Temple University's Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts (CPCA). This is a 10 month position from August through May. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education/Experience:

B.A. or B.F.A. in Theater with at least three (3) years of professional experience in a costume shop environment. Costume cutting, draping, flat pattern drafting, tailoring and construction experience at a professional level. Experience with industrial sewing machines, shears, industrial steam irons, dye and laundry facilities (no dry cleaning machines).

Required Skills & Abilities:

* Ability to motivate and supervise undergraduate and graduate students.

* Strong oral and written communication skills, along with the ability to interact with a diverse group of faculty, staff and students.

* Demonstrated interpersonal skills.

* Ability to multi-task various job duties efficiently with time sensitive timelines.

* Should be highly organized and motivated.

* Demonstrated skills in millinery, painting and dyeing techniques, constructing costume accessories and/or wig/hair styling is desired.

* Knowledge of historical patterns, fabrics, and decoration techniques.

* Ability to work evenings and weekends on a regular basis.


* Master's degree.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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