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7 Mar 2023

Full-Time Costume Shop Supervisor (Theatre)

Centre College – Posted by Centre College Danville, Kentucky, United States

Job Description

Costume Shop Supervisor (Theatre)A 10-month (August-May) staff position in a dynamic liberal arts college Theatre program. Individual reports to the Head of Design of the Theatre Program. Theatre Program produces a three-show mainstage season and a spring dance concert at the end of the academic year.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Individual will train theatre students in the best practices on costume construction, supervise them in safe and efficient execution of these elements for program productions.
  • Individual is responsible for the successful execution of the costume design (either by qualified student or guest artist) for each of the three main stage productions the program produces each year.
  • Individual maintains, oversees, and organizes a costume stock that is regularly in use in student productions, for rentals and loans in the community and otherwise in use in the academic program.
  • Individual will supervise a work-study crew of 45+ labor hours per week.
  • Individual will participate in instruction for the Costume practicum sections.
  • Individual will design costumes for 1-2 productions each year, depending on the needs of the program, and participate with program faculty in the mentoring of student designers.
  • Individual demonstrates an appreciation of and commitment to further an inclusive culture for those of diverse backgrounds such as ability, age, class, ethnicity, faith, gender, neurodiversity, race and sexual orientation.


Marginal Job Functions:

  • Contribute to the overall success of Theatre at Centre by performing other duties and responsibilities as required by the program.


Education and Experience

  • BA or BFA in Theatre with Costume focus
  • MFA in Costume Design and/or Technology
  • Comparable experience will be considered
  • Experience in professional theatre (regional, summer stock) is desireable


Knowledge and Skills

  • Garment construction (patterning, draping, stitching, etc.)
  • Database management (for costume inventory)
  • Scheduling, maintaining and tracking budgets
  • Ability to train inexperienced crew


Physical Requirements

  • Limited pushing, pulling, lifting.  Lifting would not exceed 20 lbs.
  • Mobility on campus necessary.

Education Requirements (Any)

Bachelors degree preferred

Additional Information / Benefits


Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan, Educational Assistance

How to Apply

TO APPLY Interested applicants must apply through the Centre College Human Resources site at Employment at Centre | Centre College (with a cover letter, resume, and list of references).  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.  For full consideration, application materials must be submitted online by March, 23  2023.  

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: theatre. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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