Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
Cincinnati, OH

Expires: 08/13/18

Job Dates

July 2, 2018 - June 28, 2019


Contact for Details biweekly

About the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (CSC) is a resident ensemble theatre company bringing Shakespeare and the Classics to life for audiences of all ages. Producing year-round, CSC executes up to 10 main stage productions, 6 touring productions, and several additional events per season.

Position Overview
The Costume Technician is essential to the production team at CSC, collaborating closely with resident and guest designer and the Costume Shop Manager to ensure that CSC executes all of its projects to the highest artistic standard possible. The Costume Technician is responsible for executing costume designs for all CSC productions.
The Costume Technician has a base schedule of 9am-5:30pm, Monday through Friday. Extended hours and modified workweeks are often necessary due to technical rehearsal schedules, rental appointments, special events, and specific production needs.
The Production Department at CSC truly operates as a team. As a collective constantly striving to achieve excellence, it is possible that the Costume Technician may be asked to assist departments beyond her/his areas of focus or expertise. This effort is requested under exceptional circumstances.
This is a full-time, salaried position. The Costume Technician is eligible for benefits through CSC, which include health, dental, and vision insurance as well as 2 weeks of paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave. A successful candidate will receive the option to expand this into a permanent position.

Required skills include:
3 years professional experience, a degree in costume technology, or an equivalent combination.
Comfortable working on multiple productions simultaneously.
Advanced costume construction and artistry skills.
Proficient in pattern making, draping, and alterations.
Must be able to lift 30lbs, bend, kneel, and climb small ladders.
Excellent verbal communication skills.

A successful candidate will also possess the following attributes:
Excellence in time management.
Effective listening and problem-solving skills.
Ability to thrive and adapt in a fast-paced, detail-oriented environment.
Self-sufficient while also a collaborative team player.
Enthusiasm, integrity, and energy.
Tactful communication under stress.
A sense of humor.+#8195;

Attend costume fittings.
Participate in the build process including patterning, stitching, and draping as necessary for any costume design execution.
Participate in all strike calls under the direction of the Costume Shop Manager.
Assist in the general operation, maintenance, and housekeeping of the costume department.
Restore work areas in the shop to a clean and tidy fashion on a regular basis.
Participate in stage cleaning and preparation leading into technical rehearsals and build processes.
Attend technical rehearsals, first rehearsals, design runs, and previews, as requested by the Costume Shop Manager.

Adhere to company policies and regulations per the CSC Company Handbook.
Maintain a safe, fair, and ethical working environment.
Collaborate with the costume shop staff to improve overall aesthetic product and production processes.
+#61630; Ensure that all costume designs executed by CSC achieve world-class standards.
+#61630; Communicate openly with the Costume Shop Manager regarding any execution quality concerns.
Other duties as requested by the Costume Shop Manager or Production Manager.

To Apply
To apply send cover letter, resume, digital portfolio, and (3) references and/or letters of recommendation to abbi.howson@cincyshakes.com. Applications accepted until position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, sex, religion, creed, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or any other legally protected classification.


Maddie Regan

Production Manager



(513) 381-2273

Business Address

217 W 12th Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Posted: 02/13/2018 16:01:01 EST

Last Updated: 02/13/2018 20:00 EST

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