The Assistant Costumer, within the department of Theatre and Dance, is a part-time, 30 hours per week, 34 week position during the 2018/2019 academic year (beginning August 20, 2018 and ending May 3, 2019). The Assistant Costumer is self-motivated, responsible, and highly creative. The individual in this role must be able to work creatively and independently to produce successful costume designs for theatre and dance productions. This position is intended for talented college graduates seeking to pursue costume design as a career and who wish to gain more experience in preparation for graduate school or further professional work and develop their portfolio.
Primary duty is to perform all responsibilities of the assistant costume designer for theatre and dance productions including all steps needed to produce successful costume designs for the stage. These steps include but are not limited to: independent research; participating in design and production meetings; close collaboration with faculty, professional staff, and students; creative paperwork based on script analysis; sourcing materials; planning and creating costumes through patterning, cutting, sewing, and crafting; participating in rehearsals and dress rehearsals; participate in costume laboratory hours; assisting the faculty costume designer and professional staff costume shop manager; periodic local travel and occasional out of the area travel to purchase fabric and supplies for productions; and transportation of costumes between several locations on campus, sometimes on a daily basis. Creative opportunities are available for portfolio development, design, and strengthening of skills under the guidance of department faculty and professional staff.
- Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre or related field
- Basic skills in costume design, patterning, cutting, sewing, and crafting
- Valid drivers license
- Professional costume experience
Ability of lift 40 pounds and work from a ladder.
Bucknell University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities.
Bucknell University is a private, highly selective, unique national University where liberal arts and strong professional programs in engineering, business, education and music complement each other. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Bucknell is a NCAA Division I (FCS) and Patriot League member institution that sponsors 27 varsity athletics programs. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an architectural gem that has been ranked as one of America's best small towns. The Lewisburg area offers a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, and appealing amenities such as art galleries, an art deco theater, historic museums, and charming independent boutiques and restaurants. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.