Olney Theatre CenterOlney, MD
Full Time Job
POSITION TYPE: Full Time Exempt
REPORTS TO: Costume Shop Supervisor, Director of Production
Olney Theatre Center is seeking a Cutter/Draper/Stitcher to join the Production team. Olney Theatre Center for the Arts produces and curates theatrical performance for the diverse audiences in our community, and educates, learns from, supports and inspires a more inclusive generation of theater-makers. Olney Theatre Center produces nine shows as part of their Main Stage season along with the National Players Tour and additional Curated Events. The Cutter/Draper/Stitcher will report directly to the Costume Shop Supervisor. The successful candidate will join a growing regional theatre that emphasizes artistic rigor, prioritizes equity, diversity and inclusion, and places collaboration at the center of our work.
As part of a welcoming and creative organization the Cutter/Draper wil:
Building custom garments from start to finish, using sketches and research provided by Costume Designer
All patterning and cutting for costume builds throughout the theatrical season
Determines yardage for fabrics and trims for costumes
Creates mock ups in appropriate substitute fabrics
Cuts and stitches custom garments with the aid of wardrobe/costume apprentices, Wardrobe Supervisor, and Costume Shop Supervisor
Aiding in the completion of all alterations
Attends most costume fittings to ensure consistency and construction standards
Attends rehearsals, technical rehearsals dress rehearsals, design/production meetings, read-throughs as deemed necessary by Costume Shop Supervisor (evenings/weekends possible)
Helps to maintain costume shop machinery and monitoring costume supply inventory in conjunction with Costume Shop Supervisor
Conducts or supervises the dying of fabric and basic costume craft needs
Helps to maintain a clean and organized work environment
Maintains proper safety protocols
SKILLS AND VALUES REQUIRED
Investment in OTC's Mission, Vision and Values, and its Statement on Social Justice and Becoming Anti-Racist.
Experience - Prior experience in an educational or professional shop; Prior experience teaching costume construction or sewing to any age group
Physical requirements - standing for long periods of time; lifting up to 50 lbs; some ladder use to access stock
SALARY AND START DATE
The anticipated start date is August 15th, but OTC will continue searching until the right candidate is found. This position will not be filled unless at least 33% of qualified finalist candidates are people of color. Salary is $45,000 per annum. Olney Theatre Center offers a full benefits package, including a modest 403(b) match. Olney Theatre Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.
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