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

Assistant Costume Shop Manager (First Hand/Stitcher)

Department of Theatre

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (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 100 majors, offering a BA in Theatre with tracks in Design and Production, Theatre Studies, or Education, and a BFA in Acting, all taught in our 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.

Specific duties include:  assisting in the classroom; 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.  Secondary skills in the areas of wigs/hair and make-up desired. May also teach courses in areas of specialization, and the potential for design assignments.

This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre or related field. Must have at least one year of experience in the following areas: 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. The candidate should have skills in communication, collaboration, and time management as well as a team-oriented focus. Must have a valid driver’s license, be able to stand for long periods of time, lift up to 40 pounds, use stairs and ladders and move up and down from the floor. The ability to maintain a flexible work schedule including nights and weekends is required. Professional theatrical costume shop experience and experience working with variously skilled students is highly desired.

Starting salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a full time position and includes full university benefits. The anticipated start date is later July 2022.

For best consideration submit a cover letter, resume, costume construction portfolio or link to online portfolio and the contact information for three professional references with your application by May 1, 2022 to:

UMBC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and actively seeks the applications of minorities, women, Veterans and individuals with disabilities.

As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Information about Title IX and contact information for the Title IX Coordinator is available at: