Academic/Faculty, Arts/Humanities, Performing Arts
Costume Shop Supervisor
School of Theatre Arts (SoTA)
This full time, 9.5 month, benefits eligible position supports students in their growth of costume technology (design, construction, production) within the field of Theatre. Also supports faculty within the same field in development of attire for every production. The 9.5 months of this position is the academic year, running August to mid-May.
Provides additional classroom instruction; advises and instructs students in costume construction, working across all degree tracks within SoTA, oversees instruction of THEA 112, THEA 210, 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, practices and trains in the use of safe handling of various chemicals, oversees maintenance, inventory and upkeep of of shop
Manages assignment of costume shop and costume production budget line; manage all weekly costume production and shop reconciliations, manage planning and purchasing of all costume shop, production and classroom related supplies.
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
Bachelor’s degree in related field required; has broad knowledge of costume construction, typically acquired through a relevant baccalaureate education program
Minimum of 5 years’ related experience
Understands the collaborative theatrical process of design and production
Has strong communication/interaction skills with sensitivity to working with students
Is knowledgeable of textiles, and operation of all costume shop equipment
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Review of complete applicant materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The final candidate will pass a pre-employment background investigation.
Illinois Wesleyan University does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.
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