Job no: 498247
Work type: Temporary
Location: TCU Main Campus
Categories: Craft and Trade Services, College of Fine Arts
Job Summary:
The Costume Technician will support Theatre TCU’s Costume Studio in constructing new costumes and altering rented, borrowed or stock costumes for theatre productions. The Costume Technician will also provide support to students as needed in completion of projects related to Theatre TCU productions and theatre coursework.

Duties & Essential Job Functions:
1. Work closely with Costume Studio Supervisor to construct and tailor costumes, make alterations, assist with fittings and/or repair of costumes, millinery, and shoes.
2. Supervise and assist students with sewing and costume construction projects.
3. Maintain a safe environment—monitor students for safe use of Costume Studio and classroom sewing machines, sergers, hemmers, and industrial irons.
4. Keep track of supplies and convey any needs to Costume Studio Manager.
5. Assist in duties for daily set-up and clean-up of the Costume Studio, dressing rooms, and classroom spaces.

Required Education & Experience :
  • Experience working with students in an educational setting.
  • Proficient in the use of domestic and industrial sewing machines, sergers, blind hemmers, and industrial irons.
  • Preferred Education & Experience:
  • 2 or more years of experience as a pattern maker, cutter, stitcher, and tailor for theatrical costumes.
  • Experience in theatre performance or theatre technology experience preferred.
  • Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:
  • None
  • Preferred Licensure, Certification, and/or Specialized Training:
  • None
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Public speaking in small groups, leading small groups, and classroom or group management.
  • TCU Core Competencies:
    University Core Competencies definitions may be found on the Human Resources website and in the staff performance management system.

    Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):
  • Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms, and other printed materials and information.
  • Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication.
  • Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions.
  • Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling, and prolonged sitting.
  • Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.
  • Work Environment:
  • Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours.
  • This role is an on-campus, in-person position.
  • There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job.
  • AA/EEO Statement:
    As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

    Advertised: September 19, 2022 Central Daylight Time
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