Weeks per Year: 9 month position for only the current academic year
Open Date: 09/02/2022
Open Until Filled: Yes
Full or Part Time: Part Time
Trinity College seeks a staff that reflects the changing demographics of our student body. Our student body is diverse, representing 41 states and 70 countries, with 21 percent U.S. students of color and 50 percent who identify as women. More than 90 percent of students live on campus.
Trinity is a highly selective, independent, nonsectarian liberal arts institution located in the capital city of Hartford, Connecticut. With more than 2,100 full-time undergraduate students and 91 graduate students, the college maintains a rigorous academic profile complemented by a vibrant and diverse co-curricular program. We consider our location in a culturally and socioeconomically diverse capital city to be among Trinity’s most distinctive assets, and we cultivate strong connections with our surrounding neighbors and with institutions and organizations throughout Hartford and the region. As a preeminent liberal arts college in an urban setting, Trinity College prepares students to be bold, independent thinkers who lead transformative lives.
The Costume Shop Manager provides support in all areas of costume construction, coordination and maintenance to the Department of Music, the Department of Theater & Dance, and the College’s Guest Artist programming with the possibility for design work. This position performs all duties in full support of the College’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, understanding that positive and effective execution of these duties are instrumental to the education of the College’s students. This is a 9 month position for the current academic year.
Serve as Wardrobe Supervisor for departmental and guest artist programming.
Oversee all aspects of costume construction and/or procurement for departmental productions, with possibility for design work, as needed.
Supervise and schedule the fittings of costumes and pilot to a successful completion.
Collaborate with guest designers and aid in the production process.
Provide for general maintenance and repair of costume shop equipment and inventory.
Hire, schedule, train and supervise student costume shop crew.
Maintain a safe working environment and safe working practices.
Perform other related duties as assigned and based on departmental need.
Ability to construct and alter garments
Understanding how to source materials and project particulars
Organized and creative
Able to multitask
Ability to work in a flexible environment
Understanding of fashion history (time periods)
Must be available for nights and weekend per during production calendar
Associate’s Degree in Performing Arts, Fashion
1-3 years experience working in a shop setting with budgets and deadlines
Bachelor’s Degree in Performing Arts, Costuming, Fashion
3-5 years experience working in a collegiate setting with supervisory/management position in the performing arts.
5 years of relevant work experience or specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.