Constructs, in a structured period of time, any number of costumes from historical period to the present day including imaginary and visionary characters created by the designer. Creates hats, jewelry, armor, shoes, etc., to achieve a complete visual picture for the designers, actors, directors, and the audience.
University of Utah Job ID PRN03664B, Modern Dance Department
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Constructs the costumes by stitching together the cut out parts of the pattern using an industrial sewing machine and hand stitching. Prepares and treats fabric by dyeing, painting or stenciling designs on the fabric to create different effects. Constructs foundation garments sometimes using bone and metal to help in creating the correct silhouette for the period. May perform millinery work in creating hats, crowns, or other headgear to coordinate with the costumes. May perform craft work including any number of different tasks such as making armor, repairing shoes, creating jewelry, etc. to coordinate with the costumes.May go through the costume storage area pulling costume pieces that might be used or could be remade to work. Alterations are made to existing costumes to fit the current actor.
A minimum of three years of sewing experience using various types of sewing machines and hand work; a knowledge in textiles, dying, scheduling, and theatrical design; excellent oral and written communications skills; and an ability to work in a detail and deadline-oriented environment required. A commitment to the service excellence concept also required.
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