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The Gateway
Bellport, NY
Production House | Concert / Event

Expires: 01/24/20

Job Dates

2/6/20 - 3/18/20 + 4/6/20 - 1/7/21

Pay

$400/wk. + Housing per week

Costume Shop Assistant (1st Hand)

Job Dates
02/06/20 - 03/18/20
and
04/6/20 01/07/21

Pay
$400/wk. Plus housing per week

The Gateway Performing Arts Center of Suffolk County is seeking a full-time COSTUME SHOP ASISTANT for its 2020 season. The Gateway Performing Arts Center of Suffolk County is a professional non-profit theater located roughly 55 miles east of New York City on Long Island in Bellport, NY. We work in two main theaters, the Gateway Playhouse, our 500 seat home theater, and the Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts, the 1200 seat road house, where we present at least two shows in each season. On-site housing is provided. Gateway will also assist with transportation to and from its location in New York. Please submit a cover letter, and resume w/ references (3 preferred) as well as any examples of previous work

We no longer operate on a true summer-stock schedule

Our season includes:
Spring:
Concerts
As You Like It
Murder on the Orient Express
Summer:
5 Main Stage Summer Musicals
2 Large Scale Childrens Theater productions and a couple of one-offs
Fall:
Haunted House in October
November Show TBD
Winter:
Holiday Musical
NYE show

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Assist the Shop Manager in all activities and safety of the Wardrobe Department
Assist the Shop Manager in the construction, altering, pulling, fitting, and strike of costume elements for All mainstage shows, Childrens Theater shows, and our Haunt
Assist the Shop Manager in supervising the Costume Shop Crew
Act as the lead stitcher for each production
Run shows as needed (not typical during the Summer Season)
Train Interns and Apprentices, in conjunction with the Shop Manager
Extensive knowledge of costume construction, fabrication techniques; knowledge of cutting, draping and patterning, costume and fashion history
Maintain a safe, secure, clean organized office, shop and work space

Qualifications:

Prior Shop Assistant experience a plus
Extensive knowledge of costume construction, fabrication techniques; knowledge of cutting, draping and patterning, costume and fashion history
Maintain a positive attitude during stressful moments
Ability to run a crew, working on multiple projects at one time
Capacity to solve problems
Good communication skills
Excellent time management skills
Basic understanding of building corsetry
Ability to properly tailor and hem a suit
Knowledge on quick rigging garments
Use of an industrial sewing machine, serger, household sewing machines, Blind hemmer a plus
Hand stitching techniques including but not limited to
-Proficiency in Blind hemming
-Catch stitch
-Basic embroidery techniques
Darning
Understanding of the artistic process
Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others
Ability to prioritize, multi-task and work quickly and accurately with attention to detail
Drivers license a plus




Contact

Brian Loesch

Production Manager

hr(at)thegateway(dot)org

http://www.pacsc.org

(631) 286-0555

Business Address

215 S Country Rd.

Bellport, NY 11713

Posted: 01/14/2020 16:03:48 EST

Last Updated: 01/14/2020 20:00 EST

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