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Paramount Theatre
Aurora, IL
LAST MINUTE

Expires: 04/05/19

Job Dates

see below

Pay

$16 per hour

The Aurora Civic Center Authority (ACCA), an innovative organization located on the Fox River in the heart of historic Aurora, Illinois (one hour from downtown Chicago), is seeking an experienced Stitcher. The organization operates three venues: the 6,000-person RiverEdge Park, the 1,855-seat landmark Paramount Theatre, and the 173-seat Copley Theatre.

DEPARTMENT Costume Department

DIRECT REPORTING This position reports to the Costume Shop Manager (CSM)

WORKS CLOSELY WITH Costume Shop Manager, Drapers, First Hands, Costume Shop + Design Associate, Wardrobe Run Crew, and other Creative, Technical and Production Team Members

POSITION STATUS + SCHEDULE Part-time, hourly; time commitments can be flexible, but weekday availability is required; regular shop hours are 10am-6pm, but there may be some weekend or evening hours

COMPENSATION $16/hour

HIRE DATE as soon as possible with known needs through November 14th, 2018, but over-hire list is also being updated for future projects

POSITION SUMMARY Stitchers work closely with the First Hands, Drapers and CSM in constructing and altering costumes for the four, large-scale musicals in Paramount Theatres Broadway Series.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Assists Draper and First Hands in costume construction with stitching by hand or on industrial sewing machines
Executes alterations from fitting notes and/or rehearsal reports
Collaborates and communicates effectively with all those involved in the costume construction process including supervisors, designers, assistant designers and costume shop staff
Ensures that work is completed accurately, consistently and on time
Participates in the upkeep and cleanliness of the fitting rooms, workrooms, stock and inventory
Assists the CSM in the maintenance of machinery, equipment and tools; reports necessary repairs
Contributes to personnel safety, upholds workroom safety protocol and participates in required training
Other duties as assigned by CSM

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS and ABILITIES
3 years (or more) of professional stitching experience
Demonstrated intermediate to advanced stitching skills and experience with industrial machines
Capacity to maintain good humor in stressful situations and to approach challenges in a calm, creative and diplomatic manner
Keen ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment

TO APPLY Please email a cover letter, resume, and two references to Matt Guthier (Costume Shop Manager) at MattG@paramountarts.com with subject line: STITCHER. Email submissions are preferred, but submissions can be mailed to Paramount Theatre, Matt Guthier, 8 E. Galena Blvd., Ste. 230, Aurora, IL 60506.

ACCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment, and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability status, marital or familial status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. ACCA encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, veterans, and others who are eager to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

Contact

Matt Guthier

MattG(at)paramountarts(dot)com

Business Address

8 E Galena Blvd.

Suite 230

Aurora, IL 60506

Venue Address

Paramount Theatre

23 E Galena Blvd.

Aurora, IL 60506

Posted: 10/05/2018 18:25:00 EST

Last Updated: 10/05/2018 21:00 EST

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