Tuacahn Center for the Arts
Ivins, UT
Production House

Expires: 08/12/21

Job Dates

03/15/21 - 07/31/21


$15/ hour plus overtime and housing per hour

Position Summary
The Craft person is responsible for the construction, fitting and alteration of costume craft items, including but not limited to: armor, puppets, masks, millinery, footwear, belts, bags, jewelry and dye work. They should be familiar with as many different techniques and materials as necessary to complete the tasks mentioned and /or be able to research new techniques/products as needed.

Essential Functions
Development and fitting of craft pieces according to designer specification
Cuts or supervises cutting, construction, finish work, and alterations on assigned craft items
timely delivery of craft pieces for dress rehearsals
Creates patterns to cut out all materials needed for each assigned project
Fits all assigned projects to actor
Helps Determines yardage for fabric and trims for the assigned projects
Researches the period, style, techniques and materials necessary to complete the costume within the costume designers guidelines
Maintains the integrity of the costume design
Ability to work with performers and staff in a positive and professional manner while on campus at all times.
Cleans and maintains all spaces daily.
Maintain flexible schedule for work calls especially during tech weeks
Adhere to and promote all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and maintain a safe work environment.
Contributes to the overall success of the Production Department by preforming any additional duties and responsibilities assigned

Demonstrated knowledge of Dye techniques and procedures using Union, Fiber Reactive, and other dyes including ageing/distressing
Demonstrated knowledge in Costume Craft Fabrication.
Demonstrated knowledge in Millinery techniques.
Demonstrated knowledge of/and experience in a variety of costume construction techniques including tailoring, period construction techniques, and alterations.
Understanding of period shape and how to adapt it to theatrical crafts
Demonstrated knowledge in shoe/leather work.
Demonstrated knowledge in theatrical Quick Rigging and sewing techniques
Good working knowledge of costume history
Good working knowledge with as many different techniques and materials as necessary to complete the tasks mentioned and /or be able to research and bring to the design new products as needed.

Skills / Abilities
Ability to operate shop equipment including industrial and domestic sewing machines, multi needle and leather sewing machines, steam irons, and cutting tools
Proven skills in cutting, costume craft construction, alterations, and fittings
Ability to collaborate with the costume team to efficiently complete assigned projects.
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent time management skills
Excellent communication skills
Ability to lift 20 lbs
Ability to work outside in a desert climate. (Our build facilities are located indoors)
Pattern making and/or draping skills a plus
Puppetry skills are a huge plus!

Housing is Provided.

Production Dates: March 15th July 31st

Salary / Rate: $15.00 / hour plus overtime

2021 Production shows include Disneys The Beauty and the Beast, Annie, The Count of Monte Cristo, School of Rock, Million Dollar Quartet and A Christmas Story.

Extensive COVID-19 plan already active throughout theatre, including mandatory masks, augmented builds, restricted fittings.

Please submit Cover Letter, Resume, and Portfolio/Website to mlenn@tuacahn.org


Maria Lenn

Costume Shop Manager



(435) 652-3285

Business Address

1100 Tuacahn Dr.

Ivins, UT 84738

Posted: 02/12/2021 13:41:53 EST

Last Updated: 02/12/2021 16:00 EST

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