Dates: Mid-May 2017 – August 2017

Overall Description: Plan and execute the construction, repair, and modification of the season’s costume accessories.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Supervise all Craft Artisans.
  • Schedule and supervise construction progress of crafts and advise Costume Shop Supervisor of any needs in order to meet deadlines and maintain standards.
  • Serve as point person for all communications between Costume Designers and Craft personnel.
  • Review costume designs and consult with Costume Designers on construction and use of all accessories.
  • Modify and/or build such items as hats, jewelry, armor, shoes, belts, assorted leather goods, masks, crowns and specialty wigs in consultation with the Costume Designers and Wig and Hair Designers.

Qualifications:

  • A BA in Theater or Studio Arts/ or comparable professional experience.
  • Experience in all areas of costume crafts including but not limited to millinery, dying, leather work, jewelry, shoe construction and repair.
  • Strong knowledge of costume craft materials including historical references and modern availabilities.
  • Working knowledge of leather and fabric paints, solvents and adhesives.
  • Possess a talent for setting standards of excellence and inspiring a sense of group responsibility among team members.
  • Demonstrated experience in personnel management, time management and work flow analysis.
  • Demonstrated experienced in developing and facilitating procedure and creating documentation.
  • Ability to plan ahead and anticipate potential setbacks.
  • Strong ability to communicate clearly, calmly and succinctly.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, efficiency, ability to prioritize, and multi-tasking
  • Working knowledge of safety standards and implementation of them.
  • Ability to work well under pressure in an environment with 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 31 although you are strongly encouraged to apply ASAP as the position will fill quickly.