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Costume Cutter Draper

People's Light
Post Date: Jun 22, 2022

PREFERRED START DATE: September

REPORTS TO: Chaz Brastow, Director of Production

COMPENSATION: $35,000/year plus benefits

HOURS: Full time Non- Exempt

APPLICATION OPENING DATE: June 25, 2022

APPLICATION DEADLINE:      August 1, 2022 (or until filled.)  Please send letter of interest, resume and references to Chaz Brastow at brastow@peopleslight.org

The Cutter/Draper is responsible for working with the Costume Designer and Costume Shop Manager in the construction and preparation of all assigned production costumes.

The Cutter/Draper will:

  • Report directly to Costume Shop Manager (CSM).
  • Interpret sketches and drawings created by the Costume Designer to create the costume
  • Determine yardage for fabric and trims for the costume.
  • Fabricate patterns, either by draping or flat patternmaking.
  • Fit costumes to actors.
  • Cut all fabric based on pattern.
  • Alter costumes as needed.
  • Assist in the supervision of work of First Hands and Stitchers.
  • Research period, styles, and techniques necessary to complete costume to Designer specifications.
  • Maintain integrity of Designer’s vision.
  • Maintain clean and safe workspace.
  • Complete assigned costumes with high quality within tight timeline and budget.
  • Any additional tasks as requested by the CSM or the Director of Production.
  • Attend rehearsals as required.
  • Notify the CSM when supplies are becoming low.
  • Assist the shop manager in the maintenance of boxed and hanging storage.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Demonstrated proficiency in flat patternmaking and draping.
  • Knowledge and experience in a variety of costume time periods and construction techniques.
  • Tailoring and alterations experience.
  • Physical demands include, but are not limited to, lifting, bending, climbing ladders and stairs.
  • Able to work independently, proactively, and with a positive attitude
  • Strong communication and listening skills
  • Valid Driver’s License

 

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

  • Wig construction
  • Bilingual (Spanish)

 

 

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT 
People’s Light is an equal opportunity employer. We work to cultivate a deep and wide reach in order to connect with prospective employees who have varied experiences and skills, a collaborative attitude, and the capacity and desire for growth.

 

NON-DISCRIMINATION HIRING POLICY 
People’s Light seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to create an antiracist, socially just, and inclusive presence in Chester County and our surrounding community. People’s Light does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic. Applicants from populations historically underrepresented in the theatre field are strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary

35,000.00

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How to Apply

TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter describing both your interest in theatre and/or technical production overall and in this position at People’s Light specifically, a resume, and 2-3 professional references.