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Job ID: 205943

Costume Designer/Costume Shop Manager
University of Dallas

Date Posted Feb. 20, 2023
Title Costume Designer/Costume Shop Manager
University University of Dallas
Irving, TX, United States
Department Department of Drama
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Open until filled
  • Professional Staff
  • Design - Fashion & Textile Design
  • Design or oversee the costume design and implementation of all University Theater.
  • Budget and purchase all costume materials for University Theater productions.
  • Oversee and trains a staff of students/professional over-hire for the University Theater Costume Shop.
  • May teach Stage Craft, Production, Stage Design as needed.
  • Contribute to a comprehensive learning experience for students hired as staff for the Costume Shop by scheduling students' costume shop hours; instructing student staff in the technical aspects of costume construction and the proper and safe use of associated machinery; supervising students while they are constructing costumes and correcting deficiencies; evaluating the students' work.
  • Ensure that sufficient quantities and types of materials are on-hand for use in the costume shop by maintaining an inventory of supplies and materials required for daily operations and ordering replacement items as necessary.
  • Facilitate the production/fabrication of costumes for departmental theatre presentations by draping/patterning Costumes from costume renderings, sketches, and verbal instructions; supervising others and/or performing patterning, construction, fabrication, and fitting of costumes for departmental productions; making alterations generated from fittings and dress rehearsals; directing/assisting all Costume crafts including necessary costume painting, dying, and distressing.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the costume stock by organizing and restocking costumes, measuring costumes, removing unusable costumes from the collection, cleaning costumes, and supervising students pulling costumes for productions.
  • Ensure that costumes maintain their appearance and are appropriately cleaned by supervising costume maintenance during and after productions on and off campus.
  • Promote preventive maintenance as a strategy in maintaining costume shop tools and machinery by performing and/or directing others to perform the routine maintenance and cleaning of all tools and equipment in the costume shop.
  • Contribute to the overall success of the Drama Department by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.

  • The University of Dallas seeks to recruit, develop, and retain faculty, staff and administration of the highest caliber. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and encourages applications from female and minority candidates and others who will enhance our community and advance our Mission.

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Contact Information

  • Marvin Arts
    Human Resources
    University of Dallas
    1845 East Northgate Drive
    Irving, TX 75062
  • 972-265-5749


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