UW School of Drama is Hiring!

University of Washington School of Drama


About the project and the company

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

Job Description

The COSTUMER SPECIALIST reports to the Costume Shop Manager and works closely with costume shop staff to support the School’s Mission, Vision, Values & Commitments. General Duties: -Responsible for the completion of 2-5 custom and/or alterations of garments per show. This includes, but not limited to: -Working directly from the designers’ sketches -Pattern creation, through draping and/or drafting based on actors’ measurements -Mockup, adjust and alter size and shape of costumes to conform to the actor’s shape and designer’s sketches -Cutting out and construction of final garments -Collaborate and communicate effectively with shop supervisors and staff, students, faculty advisors and other personnel -Help student designers analyze and develop solutions for costume construction -Monitor inventory of supplies -Assist in training and supervising staff and students -Assist in the maintenance of shop equipment -Implement and enforce costume shop safety -Attend meetings, fittings and rehearsals -Material sourcing/purchasing and procurement -Work with faculty, staff, and students to balance the demands of student learning with production goals -Comply with regulations, University and departmental policies and procedures -This job description is not intended to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Required Qualifications

Two years college training in costume or vocational sewing, pattern making, tailoring, AND 6 or more years of professional theater costuming experience. OR Equivalent education / experience. Physical Ability: Ability to negotiate stairs. Ability to lift up to 40 pounds with assistance if required. Other Skills, Ability and/or Knowledge: Flexibility in schedule. Valid driver’s license preferred. Special Hours Requirements: Includes some evening and/or weekend hours.

Desired Qualifications

-General knowledge of theatre production -Knowledge of costume history, and period silhouette -Extensive experience in cutting, fitting, and construction of costumes -Extensive knowledge of various costume fabrics/materials -Extensive experience with construction techniques -Proficiency in pattern drafting and/or draping -Ability to interpret and construct costumes from renderings, sketches, and verbal communication -Experience in costume crafts, make up, and wigs is desirable, but not required -Ability to use computer -Strong organizational skills, and attention to detail -Critical thinking and problem-solving skills -Ability to work successfully both independently with minimal supervision and as a member of a team -Able to work under the stress of deadlines and adapt to changing priorities while maintaining a positive and productive attitude -Ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds -Openness to personal growth

Other details

This is a 9 month appointment.

Additional information
Preferred method of submission


Pay Rate

$4033 - $5423 per month

Audition location

Seattle Washington

Submission instructions

For more details and to apply, visit this link: https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/ENG/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&jobhistory=1&szOrderID=222487

Employement type

full time