University of Maryland, Baltimore County — Assistant Costume Shop Manager – (First Hand/Stitcher)

The UMBC Department of Theatre seeks an Assistant Costume Shop Manager (First Hand/Stitcher) to provide technical support to the Costume Shop Supervisor for our four-production academic season. UMBC Theatre has approximately 120 majors, offering a BA in Theatre with concentrations in Design and Production or Theatre Studies, and a BFA in Acting, all taught in our new state-of-the-art facilities. UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body, and seeks to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position.  We have a strong commitment to increasing staff diversity. We encourage applications from women, minority group members, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

The incumbent will provide technical support to the Costume Shop Supervisor for our three to four production academic season. Specific duties include:  training and supervising student construction and wardrobe crews; pattern cutting; garment construction; assisting with fittings; attending technical rehearsals; general support of the Costume Shop Supervisor; and performing other duties as assigned.  

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre or related field.  Must have: strong knowledge of theatrical costume construction (skills in machine and hand sewing, alteration of existing garments, and professional finishing techniques); leadership experience in theatrical wardrobe; proficiency with standard costume shop equipment; skills in communication, collaboration, and time management; and team-oriented focus. Must be able to stand for long periods of time, lift up to 40 lbs., use stairs and ladders, and move up and down from the floor. Professional theatrical costume shop experience and experience working with variously skilled students is highly desired.  Secondary skills in the areas of wigs/hair and make-up desired.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Anticipated start date is summer 2019. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

For best consideration, submit a cover letter in which you detail your interest and/or experience working with undergraduate students; resume; costume construction portfolio or link to online portfolio; and the contact information of three professional references (applications will be accepted until position is filled).