Edinburg, TX
Sep 19, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Posting NumberSRGV4637Working TitleCOSTUME SHOP MANAGERNumber of Vacancies1LocationEdinburg, Texas DepartmentCollege of Fine Arts / TheatreFTE1.0FLSAExemptScope of Job

Provide management and supervision of the costume shop for the Theatre Department. Plan, supervise and coordinate costume production.

Description of Duties

•Oversees / teaches costume practicums and provides advice and assistance to independent studies students.
•Develops and maintains costume shop budget.
•Maintains costume shop production calendar.
•Oversees and coordinates inventory; orders supplies, equipment; manages and maintains consumable resources and supplies, including major purchases, coordinates donation intakes and negotiates rental packages of costume stock.
•Maintains and repairs equipment.
•Oversees and maintains costume work/classroom spaces, storage spaces and dressing rooms including equipment.
•Collaborates and consults with faculty regarding future equipment repairs and purchases, allocation of equipment and labor resources and production budgets.
•Works closely with costume design and directing faculty and staff members in Theatre, which may include Production Manager, Theatre Business Manager and Administrative Assistant, and student employees.
•Assists with supervision of production technical rehearsals as needed.
•Engages in costume construction, cutting/draping, costume fittings, coordinates and assigns wardrobe supervisors/dressers.
•Performs related duties as assigned.

Supervision Received

General supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given

May supervise student hires.

Required Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Arts, Fine Arts or a related field from an accredited University.

Preferred Education

Master’s in Fine Arts from an accredited University in Theater or related field.



Required Experience

•Two (2) years’ experience in costume shop management and/or costume construction, or
•No experience with a Master’s in Fine Arts from an accredited University in Theater or related field.

Preferred Experience



Use of standard office equipment, domestic and industrial of sewing machines. Sewing, draping/flat patterning, alterations, and other costume technology skills. Specialty techniques such as dyeing, distressing and fabric alteration.

Working Conditions

Work in office classroom and theatrical shop environment. Occasional exposure to fumes, loud noise, dust, dirt, potentially dangerous equipment. Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Office Environment: some evening and weekend work is required.


Exceptional planning and organizational skills.

Physical Capabilities


Employment CategoryFull-TimeMinimum SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosted SalaryCommensurate with ExperiencePosition Available Date09/01/2020Grant Funded PositionNoIf Yes, Provide Grant Expiration DateEEO Statement

It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non discrimination in it’s education programs and activities, including employment.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

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Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Quick Link Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a current UTRGV employee?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you now, or previously, employed by The University of Texas System or any of its institutions?
    • Yes - I currently am employed by the UT System or its institutions
    • Yes - I have previously been employed by the UT System or its institutions
    • No - I have never been employed by the UT System or its institutions
  3. * Please select your highest level of completed education.
    • 6th grade education
    • 10th grade education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Associates Degree, Technical, or Trade School Degree/Certification or 60 Hours of College Hours
    • Bachelors Degree from an accredited university
    • Masters Degree from an accredited university
    • Ph. D. or other terminal degree from an accredited university
    • None of the above
  4. * Please provide the field of study for your education:

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please indicate the number of years of full time work experience you have directly related to the position in which you are applying for:
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 year
    • 2 years
    • 3 years
    • 4 years
    • 5 years
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    • 7 years
    • 8 years
    • 9 years
    • 10 years
    • Over 10 years
  6. * Do you meet the minimum requirements for this position?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Reference Letter 1
  5. Reference Letter 2
  6. Reference Letter 3
  7. Certifications and Licenses
  8. Training Certificates
  9. Other Document
  10. List of 3 References
  11. Unofficial Transcripts 2
  12. Unofficial Transcripts 3
  13. Letter of Interest
  14. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts

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