Summary: Grand Valley State University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a full-time Academic Year Administrative Professional to work as the assistant costume shop coordinator in the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance.
Required Qualifications and Education:
BA or commensurate experience in a community or university level costuming position
Superior sewing skills
Strong organizational and time management skills
Ability to work irregular and flexible hours to meet deadlines for the production schedule
Preferred Qualifications and Education:
Experience working with serger machines, domestic sewing machines, industrial sewing machines
Experience with tailoring, draping, pattern making, corsetry, period costumes, wigs, and stretch fabrics
Experience with dance costuming
Experience collaborating with professional staff and faculty
Responsibilities – Essential Functions:
Assist with the construction and or alterations of all costumes for the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance productions as assigned.
Assist with the design of costumes for all department productions including: building, altering, renting, borrowing, and pulling from our own inventory.
Assist with the maintenance and organization of costumes and supplies for a safe costume shop and storage areas.
Assist with the supervision of student workers and lab students in the costume shop.
Supervise student costume designers as assigned.
Assist with transportation of costumes and costume shop supplies – possession of a valid driver’s license required.
Physical mobility requirements: ability to regularly ascend and descend a ladder to access costume storage; ability to carry and handle heavy costumes and bolts of fabric; ability to assist with quick costume changes off stage; ability to maneuver and bend to tailor and hem costumes.
Responsibilities – Non-Essential Functions:
Assist with fostering a safe and welcoming environment for a diverse student population.
Salary: $31K to 35K depending on qualifications and includes benefits.
Department/Division: Music, Theatre, and Dance
Application Deadline Date: August 1, 2019
How To Apply: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select "Apply now". Please include a cover letter and resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you have questions or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.
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