Western Connecticut State University
Danbury, CT
Corporate / Trade Show

Expires: 06/13/19

Job Dates

30 Days



Western Connecticut State University
School of Visual + Performing Arts
Theatre Arts
Costume Shop Supervisor - University Assistant
Part Time 19 hours per week

Western Connecticut State University's School of Visual and Performing Arts, Department of Theatre Arts is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for a part-time Costume Shop Supervisor. This is a 10 months, 19 hours per week position sharing duties with other staff members which includes show-specific designers and a costume shop manager. Primary responsibilities are to supervise and guide students in construction and alterations for departmental productions, organize and maintain the shop and storage facilities and supervise running crews including maintenance of costumes.

This position reports to the Costume Shop Manager and assists the Production Designers in building and alterations of garments. Costume shop hours and costume crew calls are run by the Costume Shop Supervisor at flexible times Monday through Friday; availability for weekend and evening hours are required. The Costume Shop Supervisor will attend weekly production meetings and technical/dress rehearsals.

Minimum Qualifications: A BFA or BA in costume technology or professional equivalent. Two (2) years of professional experience preferred. Candidates must be self-motivated, reliable, with professional backstage demeanor. Evidence of leadership, interpersonal and time-management skills is required. Must have knowledge of basic costume construction including hand and machine sewing techniques and equipment use, fabric care, cleaning methods and patterning. Additional skills in basic wig styling and make up are preferred.

WCSU is committed to enhancing our diverse university community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion.

Salary, Work Hours + Benefits: $23.00 per hour - additional consideration will be given commensurate with candidate's experience. Work schedule will be 19 hours per week for 10 months. Information on benefits can be found on the Human Resources website: http://wcsu.edu/hr/benefits/. Please note: there are no paid benefits for this position.

Application Process: Prospective candidates must apply via email by submitting a cover letter, which includes the contact information for (3) current professional references and a resume, as one (1) complete file (PDF or Word format only) and not via multiple attachments to: hrpositions@wcsu.edu. In email subject line of reference: Your Last Name Costume Shop UA. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.



Peggy Boyle

Assistant Director of Human Resources - Recruitment


Business Address

181 White Street,

Danbury, CT 06810

Posted: 05/14/2019 10:16:21 EST

Last Updated: 05/14/2019 13:00 EST

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