Costume Technician

USA, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Aug 24, 2017
Temple University
Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities, Design
Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Grade: T23

The Costume Technician will provide a professional caliber of expertise in the construction and final production of theatrical costumes and related accessories for Temple Universality's Center for all Performing and Cinematic Arts (CPCA) performances. The Costume Technician will typically construct, fit, alter, pattern, sew and dye historical and contemporary costume garments and pieces for theater and opera productions. Demonstrates expertise in costume craft skills such as millinery, painting, distressing and dyeing techniques. Will also assist in instructing student workers, work-study, contract students, construction crews, wardrobe maintenance and running crews. This is a 10 month position from August through May, each questions. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

B.A or B.F.A. and at least 6 months of demonstrated experience with costume craft skills such as millinery, painting, distressing and dyeing techniques. Experience sewing (both hand and sewing machine). Experience and knowledge of pattern drafting, draping and cutting period and contemporary theatrical garments. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:

* 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.

* Demonstrated knowledge of various fabrics, historical patterns, fabrics, decorations, construction and tailoring techniques.

* Demonstrated expertise in constructing theater and opera costumes and crafts.

* Ability to motivate and supervise undergraduate and graduate students.

* Demonstrated ability in fitting, altering, maintaining, cleaning, repairing and organizing theatrical costumes.

* Demonstrated ability in interpreting and implementing costume designs.

* Ability to work nights and/or weekends, as necessary.

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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