Costume Shop Supervisor
Costume Shop Supervisor
Requisition Number: STFR003905
Division/College: College of Arts, Media and Design
Location: Boston Main Campus
Full-time/Part-time: Full Time
The Costume Shop Supervisor is responsible for the efficient operation of the costume shop and related support areas, as well as the construction of costumes for all NU Theatre Department productions. The Theatre Department currently produces 4-5 productions per year. The Costume Shop Supervisor must have advanced training in costume construction techniques including draping, flat patterning and tailoring, as well as having advanced sewing skills.
The Costume Shop Supervisor must effectively communicate with students from all backgrounds and at all skill levels. S/he must collaborate with the rest of the production and design team and work under strict time restraints. The job requires the candidate to be adept at multi-tasking and juggling many active projects each day. S/he must be highly organized and efficient.
In addition, the Costume Shop Supervisor may design one production per season. Responsibilities for that include meetings with the director and design team, providing costume renderings for the characters, receiving approval from the director and producer, organizing and procuring costume pieces, and attending required rehearsals and strike. The Costume Shop Supervisor may also be asked to teach a Costume Construction course, for additional compensation.
Academic year position Aug/Sep to April/May
MFA in costume design/construction plus 2-3 years of experience in an academic or professional costume shop
BFA in costume design/construction plus 3-5 years of experience in an academic or professional costume shop
The equivalent professional experience- at least 10 years of experience in an academic or professional costume shop.
Advanced training in draping, cutting, stitching, tailoring, millinery, costume crafts,
Additional experience recommended but not required: costume dying/distressing, jewelry making, mask making, theatrical makeup, hair and wig design.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern
Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.