Sarasota Opera
Sarasota, FL

Expires: 02/09/19

Job Dates

01/03/19 - 03/06/19


$700 to $800 per week biweekly

Job Title: Draper

Reports to: Director of Production

Works Closely with: Resident Costume Designer and their Assistant

About Sarasota Opera
Sarasota Opera, which owns its 1926 historic theater that was renovated in 2008, produces four operas in repertory from January to March, in addition to one opera and a Youth Opera production in the fall. Additionally, throughout the opera season, Sarasota Opera offers special events and concerts.

Position Summary
The draper staff is a seasonal independent contractor who is responsible work directly with our resident costume designer to prepare garments for Sarasota Operas 2018-19 winter season. The winter season encompasses four main stage operas running in rotating rep. The draper plays a key role with in a costume department that has a staff of fifteen. Including preparation of garments for assemble, fitting, leading alteration, and attending dress rehearsals as need.

Duties may include but are not limited to:
Draping or flat patterning garments
Supervising others in assembly of garments
Conducting fittings
Alteration of new and existing garments
Position Requirements
The successful candidate will possess the following knowledge and skills
At least 3 years of experience as a draper
Experience draping or flat pattering period garments
Knowledge of tailoring and fitting men garments
Ability to multitask and work in a demanding repertory environment

Winter Season: Jan. 3rd to Mar. 6th, 2019, plus possible weeks in the during fall season

This is a seasonal independent contractor position; the rate of pay is based on previous experience. Shared company housing and travel provided.

Send resume and cover letter and three references to costumes@sarasotaopera.org with Draper 2018 -2019 in the Subject line. For more information visit www.sarasotaopera.org. EOE.


Steven Grair

Director of Production



(941) 366-8450

Business Address

61 N Pineapple Ave

Sarasota, FL 34236

Posted: 08/09/2018 16:12:19 EST

Last Updated: 08/09/2018 19:00 EST

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