Learn about the functions of an educational Costume Shop, from our interactions with designers, directors, performers, and choreographers, to costume builds and alterations. Interns assist with day-to-day needs of the CS, learning through hands on experience (sewing, crafting, and more) in a fast-paced environment- Musicals, Concert Dance, Drama/Comedy, and Opera are all worked on at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Specific skills for stage costuming are practiced- including stretch fabrics for dance pieces, how to rig a costume for a quick change, and how to make a costume easily alterable for many wearers. Tracking, labeling, sorting, and recording all costume items are the foundation of or work.
High School diploma
Current matriculated Junior, Senior, recent graduate, or equivalent training in Costume, Fashion, or Technical Theater
Strong interest in stage costuming
Strong foundation in garment construction
Duties & Responsibilities:
Assist with costume fittings as needed
Assist with organization of costume items for theater, dance, and opera productions
Assist with labeling of costume items
Assist with alterations from fittings
Assist with quick rigging as needed
Assist with costume crafts as needed
Assist with small builds as needed
Assist with setup and teardown of fitting areas as needed
Assist with administrative duties as needed
Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials: * Cover letter that addresses the applicant's capabilities and experiences. * A resume or CV.
Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.
The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.
Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
Employee Type: Temporary (Fixed Term)
Internal Number: R0002924
About Berklee College of Music
The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. Developing the musicianship of all our students is the foundation of our curriculum. We believe that the lessons and qualities derived from that work?the self-discipline needed for excellence, the empathy required of music making and the openness and inquisitiveness essential to creativity?are critical to achievement in any pursuit, musical or otherwise; and that music is a powerful catalyst for personal growth, which is central to any collegiate experience. Founded on jazz and popular music rooted in the African cultural diaspora, our comprehensive curriculum is distinctly contemporary in its content and approach, and embraces the principal musical movements of our time. Through a course of scholarly and practical learning experiences integrating performance and writing, our curriculum covers the variety of influential styles, relevant technologies, and career opportunities open to today's music professional.