Author Topic: Costume Shop Manager- Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center  (Read 1726 times)

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Not a stage management position, but could be the right job for somebody. Please pass this along if you know someone who might be interested. If interested, PM me for a flyer about the position. (File too large to attach.)

Scope of Responsibility
The Costume Shop Manager is the leader of the costume area of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. This position is the conduit for all costume-related communication at the Center.

The Manager is charged with supervising shop personnel including regular staff and contingent labor and activities so that a learning environment is maintained. The Manager works collaboratively with designers and costume faculty to insure that students learn to construct costumes to meet the highest quality standards possible and to successfully realize the costume designerís specifications.

The Manager provides daily oversight and direction for the Costume Shop. The Manager is expected to run an efficient and organized shop and to make the best use of Center and other available resources to meet the objectives outlined above.

Essential Job Functions
  • Provides leadership in the costume shop to create a proactive and collaborative environment to include a collegial shop atmosphere that is mutually respectful of faculty, students and staff doing business in the costume shop. Hires, trains, directs and motivates all costume shop personnel with an emphasis on quality workmanship, creative expression, and student learning. Builds strong relationships with costume shop managers and designers at area theatres, universities and other institutions. Maintains accurate budgets for labor, shows and shop supplies.
  • Works with the School of Theatre, and Performance Studies production and design faculty to implement a comprehensive training and mentoring program for students in the area of costume construction and wardrobe management. The manager provides technical support and advice for the student design process; facilitates communication between faculty and shop personnel; collaborates with technical theatre faculty on wardrobe crew mentoring and training; and oversees workload assignments.
  • Plans and schedules all activities for the costume shop including fitting schedules, shop and draper meetings, and build calendar. Coordinates costume shop representation at all production meetings including those taking place during the dress rehearsal process.
  • Serves as primary conduit of information and communication for the shop. Creates and maintains the costume build calendar; participates in Center operational and long-range planning; tracks and manages annual shop supply budget; creates and develops costume forms, documents and processes, Follows-up on all costume-related production notes as well as running weekly staff, shop and draper meetings.
  • Responsible for long-range planning, acquisition and maintenance of equipment and other material resources to benefit all campus users of the Center costume shop. Develops and implements plan to utilize new equipment.

We will consider your application only if you meet these minimum qualifications.
  • Bachelorís degree required.
  • Minimum of five years of professional experience in theatrical costume construction or a related field, including experience in draping and construction, theatrical dressing, wardrobe management, millinery, wigs and theatrical make-up.
  • Knowledge of current practices and procedures in costume shop and wardrobe management.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with costume shop equipment and technology.
  • Working knowledge of costume crafts, millinery, wigs and theatrical make-up.
  • Superior communication, organization and management skills.
  • Evening and weekend work is required for this position at various times in the year.
  • Masterís Degree preferred.
  • College teaching experience preferred.

To apply
Submit your application online at Include cover letter, resume, and names and contact information
of 3 professional references.

Application deadline: Tuesday, September 17, 2013.

For more information about the University of Maryland, please visit

Type of opportunity: Full Time
Department: Production
Salary: Mid $50,000s
Closing date: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Position number: 106875
Category status: 33-Exempt Regular

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.