- 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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