The University of Iowa Division of Performing Arts is seeking a Fabrication Specialist working as a Costume Fabricator in Theatre Arts. The Costume Fabricator will execute construction, finishing and implementation of costumes and accessories for the Performing Arts Production Unit.
Key responsibilities include:
Fabricate and oversee fabrication of costumes and accessories.
Assist with development and monitoring of production schedules
Read and interpret design renderings, drawings, and sketches.
Assist with creating notions, materials, and tools acquisition lists.
Assist with maintaining shop equipment, supply inventory, and costume collection.
For additional job details and to apply please visit and access requisition # 21002465.
The Department and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
BS/BA/BFA degree in theatrical production for theatre and/or opera or equivalent educational and professional experience.
Minimum of three years' experience beyond the BS/BA/BFA degree is required
Demonstrated ability to work independently from costume renderings, drawings, and sketches with only verbal instructions from the Costume Manager. Demonstrated professional working proficiency level.
Working experience and demonstrable skill in costume construction including, draping, pattern creation, cutting, sewing, and costume crafts
Experience in the creation of Millinery
Ability to mix dye and alter color with the use of a commercial dye vat.
Experience in the creation of fantasy costumes such as cosplay, Carnivale, and Historical Reenactments.
Working experience in teaching students/mentoring inexperienced students in theatrical costume construction techniques
Sewing machine repair and maintenance.
In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter and mark them as a "relevant file" to the submission.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and export control screening. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 21002465_1621027507
About University of Iowa
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.