Costume Shop Supervisor

Employer
Illinois Wesleyan University
Location
Bloomington, Illinois
Salary
$39500-$42000

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This position supports student growth in the division of costume technology (design/construction/production) and supports faculty with their vision of attire for all productions.  This is a full time (9.5 months; August 1-May 15), on-campus position. Generous benefits include health, retirement, and tuition assistance.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Provides additional classroom instruction; advises and instructs students in costume construction (105y/106y), working across all degree tracks within SoTA, oversees instruction of THEA 112, THEA 211, THEA 317 when needed, attends planning and design meetings, advises student workers with regard to production.

     

    Manages all general daily costume shop operations and staffing; interviews and hires professional First Hand positions and assists in search of guest designers, trains all student workers and skilled student payroll, practices and trains in the use of safe handling of various chemicals, oversees maintenance, inventory and upkeep of of shop; supervision of Assistant Costume Shop Supervisor

     

    Teach and design, in consultation with tenure line faculty or Director of SoTA, when necessary; eligible to teach, design productions, and review portfolios of prospective students

     

    Manage long and short term planning goals for costume area; determine educational equipment needs, attend prospective design technology student interviews and current students portfolio reviews 

     

    Plan the costume design build process with guests and student designers for all SoTA productions; coordinate implementation of design, create original costumes, create original patterns

     

 

Requirements:

 

  • Master’s degree in related field preferred; extensive professional theatrical design or costume shop supervision may substitute for some educational requirement 

     

    Minimum of 5 years work related experience; hand and machine sewing, patterning, draping and construction techniques. 

     

    Understands the collaborative theatrical process of design, construction and production

     

    Physical demands of the job include lifting, carrying, excessive standing/walking; may come in contact with and require safe handling of dyes, paints, and chemicals during costume production.

     

  • Occasional evening and weekend hours for production purposes

     

    Valid Driver’s License

     

Please download the application at www.iwu.edu/human-resources/job-openings/.  Review of applicant materials will begin immediately; position is open until filled.  Submit to:

 

Illinois Wesleyan University
Human Resources, Holmes 209
1312 N. Park Street
Bloomington, IL  61701
Email:  [email protected]
Fax:  309-556-1710

 

The final candidate will pass a pre-employment background investigation.   Per the Governor's August 26, 2021 Executive Order regarding COVID-19 vaccination, personnel in the higher education setting will need to either provide proof of vaccination, or apply for a medical/disability or religious exemption. All those not fully vaccinated will be required to participate in weekly COVID testing.

 

Illinois Wesleyan University does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must reside and be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire.  Continued employment is conditioned upon maintaining work authorization throughout the employment term.

 

Illinois Wesleyan University is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse, inclusive, and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to supporting and further building our community in these dimensions. Illinois Wesleyan University is an EEO Employer.  Illinois Wesleyan University’s sexual misconduct policy may be accessed at https://www.iwu.edu/title-ix/sexual-misconduct-policy.html.  Illinois Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusive excellence; details at www.iwu.edu/diversity.

Organization

Illinois Wesleyan, founded in 1850, is a private co-educational university with an enrollment of 1,850 and a student/faculty ratio of 11 to 1. The University consists of the College of Liberal Arts, with 17 academic departments; the College of Fine Arts, comprising professional Schools of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts; and the School of Nursing.illinois_wesleyan_university1.jpg

Illinois Wesleyan's faculty is composed of active scholars who are devoted to teaching undergraduates and to including them in their research. Illinois Wesleyan's 76-acre campus has undergone remarkable growth in the past decade and features such new facilities as the five-story Ames Library, the Center for Natural Science, and the Shirk Center for Athletics and Recreation.

 

 

Find Us
Website
Telephone
309-556-1000
Location
1312 Park St
Holmes Hall
Bloomington
IL
61701
US

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