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Costume Shop ForemanSeasonal
Stitchers
SUBMITTED DATE: 2/13/2018

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Constructs or alters all assigned costumes according to the instructions
  • Actively participates in the team
  • Researches the period, style, and techniques necessary to complete the costume within the costume designer's guidelines
  • Maintains the integrity of the costume design
  • Operate sewing machines and do the hand sewing that pieces the costumes together
  • Assist Costume Coordinator during fittings

COMPETENCIES

  • Ability to operate shop equipment including industrial and domestic sewing machines, multi-needle and leather sewing machines, steam irons, and cutting tools
  • Ability to listen, take instruction, and participate in the team to complete the builds/alterations
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines
  • Works well in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment
  • Ability to lift 20 lbs

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Two years professional shop working experience
  • Able to perform a variety of construction and alteration techniques with minimum guidance
  • Demonstrates proficiency in hand sewing techniques
  • Knowledge of/and experience in a variety of costume construction techniques including tailoring, period construction techniques, and alterations
  • Demonstrates knowledge in theatrical construction and quick rigging techniques
  • Understanding of period shape and how to adapt it to theatrical costumes
  • Good working knowledge of costume history
  • Ability to collaborate with the costume team to efficiently complete assigned projects

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


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