The Cutter-Draper is responsible for the creation of costumes; interpretation of original design work and custom patterning based on the design, and all facets of the construction process for the costumes as well as alterations, fittings, and maintenance of pulled or rented clothing items. The Cutter-Draper is the head of a team of technicians and is responsible for supervising the production of new costumes and the refurbishment/alteration of existing costumes for the production season.
There are multiple part-time Cutter/Draper positions available. Hours are flexible and can vary during the academic year.
STATUS: Part-Time, Without Benefits. WORK HOURS: Varied and flexible. In this position you are limited to 29 or fewer hours per week and less than 999 hours in your anniversary year. FLSA: Non-Exempt MINIMUM PAY: $20.00/ hour
Must know how to hand and machine sew. Should be good at following directions. Must be organized and be able to take notes and complete a task list. Experience with wig supervision and maintenance is highly desired. Successful candidates will be open to learning construction techniques for theatrical costuming.
Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.
Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time.
Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
Type of Work:
Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.
Please submit the online application forms. Cover letter and resume are optional. If you provide a resume that lists full employment history, you may indicate "see resume" in the employment portion of the application.
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