Dates: May 30, 2016 through August 23, 2016

 Overall Responsibilities:  Under the direction of the Costume Crafts Head, facilitate the preparation, construction and implementation of the costume craft designs for all productions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Modify and/or build items such as hats, jewelry, armor, shoes, belts, assorted leather goods, masks, crowns and specialty wigs in consultation with Costume Crafts Head and other Craft Artisans.
  • As needed, dye fabric before it is cut. Measure and record dye pigments and ingredients when dying costumes.
  • When necessary, dye, paint and distress costumes after they are complete.
  • Perform other responsibilities designated by the Costume Craft Coordinator.

Qualifications:

  • A BA in Theater or Studio Arts preferred or equivalent work experience.
  • Solid knowledge of general costume construction, periods and terminology.
  • Experience in all areas of costume crafts including but not limited to millinery, leather work, jewelry, shoe construction and repair.
  • Working knowledge of costume craft materials including historical references and modern availabilities.
  • Competence in hand sewing and use of sewing machine.
  • Working knowledge of leather paints, solvents and adhesives.
  • Some experience in leather work.
  • Experience in fabric dying techniques.
  • Strong knowledge of fabric dyes, fabric treatments and fabric composition.
  • Working knowledge of safety standards and implementation of these.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, efficiency, ability to prioritize and self-motivate.
  • Ability to calmly and succinctly resolve conflict and problem solve.
  • Ability to work well under pressure in an environment that requires working under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to lift up to 70 lbs.

Interested applicants should email letter of intent and resume to Jill Lane jlane@calmt.com with letter of intent and resume. Deadline to apply is March 18 although you are strongly encouraged to apply ASAP as the position will fill quickly.