Stitcher (TEMPORARY)

  • We are hiring for Seasonal Stitchers this Summer/Fall 2017; this is a TEMPORARY position July 2017-May 2018*

Construct, fit, alter, and refurbish costumes for all WNO productions, galas, concerts, and events. Contribute to the efficient and professional execution of work performed in the Costume Workroom.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Production 75%

  • Measure costumes for all rented and remounted productions as assigned.
  • Pre-alter and refurbish costumes prior to fittings as assigned.
  • Construct and alter costumes as instructed by the Draper and First Hand.
  • Complete notes from all costume fittings and dress rehearsals.
  • Maintain WNO quality standards.
  • Ensure that all work is completed accurately and on schedule.
  • Assist in the completion of post-production work on all costumes.
  • Assist the Draper or First Hand in costume fittings as needed.
  • Assist the Draper or First Hand at dress rehearsals as needed.

Costume Studio Facility 10%

  • Contribute to a safe and comfortable working environment.
  • Maintain a clean and organized workspace.
  • Ensure that equipment and supplies are properly maintained.
  • Keep informed about industry standards and new products.

Other 15%

  • Assist in the completion of costume stock projects as requested.
  • Assist with the organization and storage of all fabrics, trims, and supplies.
  • Set up and monitor volunteer projects as required.
  • Provide costume support for other company departments as necessary.
  • Other department needs as assigned by the Costume Director.

Education/Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent with professional training in clothing construction.
  • Construction and tailoring of men's and women's clothing.

Minimum Skills and/or Knowledge Required

  • Must be highly motivated and a self-starter
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Working knowledge of costume history.
  • Working knowledge of various costume construction skills, including sewing, cutting, and tailoring.
  • Proficiency in the operation of all costume workroom equipment.
  • Basic knowledge of workroom equipment maintenance.

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