Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA

Expires: 05/29/21


$20 per hour

Apply at https://wlu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WLUCareers/job/Lexington-VA/Part-Time-Costume-Shop-Cutter-Draper_R29

Lexington, VA
Job Description:

The Cutter-Draper is responsible for the creation of costumes; interpretation of original design work and custom patterning based on the design, and all facets of the construction process for the costumes as well as alterations, fittings, and maintenance of pulled or rented clothing items. The Cutter-Draper is the head of a team of technicians and is responsible for supervising the production of new costumes and the refurbishment/alteration of existing costumes for the production season.

There are multiple part-time Cutter/Draper positions available. Hours are flexible and can vary during the academic year.

STATUS: Part-Time, Without Benefits.
WORK HOURS: Varied and flexible. In this position you are limited to 29 or fewer hours per week and less than 999 hours in your anniversary year.
FLSA: Non-Exempt
MINIMUM PAY: $20.00/ hour


Ability to accurately read and understand written materials and instructions. Able to communicate well and build rapport quickly with students, faculty, and staff. Effective oral and written communication. Ability to work independently and good organizational skills. Advanced patterning and costume construction skills. Experience using industrial sewing machines. Expertise in altering existing costumes and supervising fittings.

Application Instructions:

Please submit the online application forms. Applicants are required to submit a photo portfolio of costume/clothing construction in order to be considered for position. Cover letter and resume are optional.

External Applicants: Complete the online application forms. Cover letter and resume are optional. If your upload a resume on the Quick Apply screen, the application will will automatically populate your resume details, and you may verify and update data on the My Information page. You must add a photo portfolio of costume/clothing construction on and you may add a cover letter to the Resume/CV document upload section at the bottom of the My Experience application page if you wish. You will not be able to modify your application after you submit it. The My Experience page is the only opportunity to add a cover letter. The online application form requires you provide names and contact information for three professional references.

Current W+L Employees: Apply from your existing Workday account. Click Apply from the Open W+L Jobs report. Update your Education and Job History. Attach a portfolio of costume/clothing construction and a three professional references with contact information in the appropriate boxes. Cover letter and resume are optional. Refer to the Job Aid for additional guidance.

Physical Requirements:

Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.

Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.

Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.

Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time.

Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces. This factor is important if the amount and kind of balancing the amount and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.

Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.

Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.

Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.

Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.

Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.

Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.

Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.

Working Conditions:

The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions: Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.

The worker is subject to oils: There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.

Types of work

Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Non-Benefit Eligible

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Sierra Gray

Assistant Director For Talent Recruitment



(540) 458-8623

Business Address

204 W. Washington St.

Lexington, VA 24450

Posted: 01/12/2021 16:43:42 EST

Last Updated: 01/12/2021 20:00 EST

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