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Costume Shop Foreman
SUBMITTED DATE: 2/12/2018

 SUMMARY

The Costume Shop Manager will support the mission of The Atlanta Opera by supervising the work of the costume shop in the creation of world class opera production on both a grand and intimate scale. The Costume Shop Manager will supervise the work of the costume staff and report to the Costume Coordinator.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervise the daily work of the costume shop. Maintains the work flow of built, purchased, rented or pulled costume projects in the shop my monitoring all construction processes; monitoring personnel and resource needs.
  • Hire seasonal shop and wardrobe staff and per-production over-hire as necessary. 
  • Resolve staffing issues by identifying staffing needs; making recommendations for hiring and performance evaluation; training and assessing training gaps of current and new staff.
  • Schedule and maintain staff hours, timesheets, and payroll.
  • Manage costume shop seasonal budgets and expense accounts, working closely with the accounting department and comply with all financial policies.
  • Schedule and attend all costume fittings to ensure consistency and construction standards.
  • Attend all dress rehearsals supporting the work of the Costume Coordinator and Wardrobe Supervisor.
  • Maintain inventory and order shop supplies.
  • Researching and sourcing supplies, material and equipment.
  • Provide instruction and development for young employees.
  • Take on shop projects as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

COMPETENCIES

  • Knowledge of costume history, construction techniques, and fabric
  • Knowledge of draping, cutting, constructing, fitting, and alterations
  • Knowledge of safety standards for costume related equipment, products and tools and their implementation as necessary.
  • Basic sewing machine repair and maintenance.
  • Excellent computer skills (Excel, Outlook, Word, Drop Box).
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, problem solving, and management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and execute projects efficiently and according to schedule.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor/Bachelor of Fine Arts or graduate degree in Costume Technology or Management or equivalent work experience in a professional theatrical costume shop.
  • 5 years experience in costume technology with demonstrated supervisory experience, quality work in a fast paced environment.
  • Must be able to work nights and weekends.

Please email cover letter and resume with references to jschmink@atlantaopera.org, and include Costume Shop Foreman in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

 


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