Currently Seeking: 2019 Colorado Shakespeare Festival Costume Positions

CSF Costume Positions – 2019 Season

All applications due by Feb. 1, 2019. To apply, please submit cover letter, resume with references to CSF Costume Shop Manager Adam Dill at adammichaeldill@gmail.com.

No phone calls, please.

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, a professional theatre company in association with the University of Colorado Boulder, is accepting applications for production staff positions—see below for details and specifics of each position. In general all positions are seasonal non-exempt paid hourly. Housing is available at a weekly rate paid by employee—CSF will arrange accommodations with each employee prior to the start of the season.

Looking for an internship instead? Please see our CSF production internship page.

First Hand

Term of Employment: May 21-July 21

Duties

  • Assisting the draper in the production of new costumes, refurbishment and/or alteration of existing costumes.
  • Pattern layout and fabric cutting according to Draper/Tailor direction.
  • Preparing construction work for Stitchers, Interns and Volunteers.
  • Supervision of Stitchers, Interns, and Volunteers in the construction, finish work, and alterations.
  • Monitor team safety, morale and maintain excellence of product.

Requirements

  • Applicants must have or be in the process of obtaining a costume degree.
  • Professional experience is required.
  • Artistic sensibility and sensitivity, as well as strong collaborative skills.
  • The ideal candidate will have strong collaboration, communication and technical skills and be able to maintain high quality/standards and safe and supportive work environment while working on tight time line.
  • Teaching/mentoring experience preferred.
  • Must be able to climb ladders and lift up to 50 pounds.

Costume Crafts Assistant

Term of Employment: May 21-July 20

Duties

  • Assist the crafts head in the construction, fitting, and alteration of costume craft items, including but not lminted to: hats, jewelry, armor, masks, footwear, belts, bags, puppets, foam structures, and mechanical costumes.
  • Development and fitting of craft pieces according to designer specification and Costume Crafts Supervisor.
  • Cutting, construction, finish work, and alterations on assigned craft items.
  • Utilize fabric manipulation techniques, painting / dyeing, and costume distressing.
  • Assist in directing interns and volunteers.
  • Monitor team safety, morale, and maintain excellence of product.

Requirements

  • Applicants must have, or be in the process of obtaining a costume degree.
  • Professional experience is required.
  • Artistic sensibility and sensitivity as well as strong collaborative skills.
  • The ideal candidate will have strong collaboration, communication and technical skills, and be able to maintain high quality / standard and safe and supportive work environment while working on tight time line.
  • Must be able to climb ladders and lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Teaching / mentoring experience is helpful.

Stitcher

Term of Employment: May 21-July 20

Duties

  • Construction of new costumes and the alteration and refurbishment of existing costumes, under the direction of the Draper and First Hand.
  • Construction, alteration, and finishing work using both hand and domestic sewing machine stitching; pressing and rolling of fabrics; pressing, steaming, and correct labeling of finished costumes.
  • Work closely with Draper and First Hand to ensure that costumes are completed with an emphasis on quality and safety.

Requirements

  • Applicants must have, or be in the process of obtaining a costume degree.
  • Professional experience is required.
  • Strong skills in construction and alteration.
  • Demonstrated experience in a variety of hand and machine sewing techniques.
  • The ideal candidate will have strong collaboration, communication and technical skills, and be able to maintain high quality / standard and safe and supportive work environment while working on tight time line.

Wardrobe Supervisor – Indoor Stage

Term of Employment: June 15-Aug. 18

Duties (During Production)

  • Assist Costume Designer and Costume Shop Manager in creating the artistic vision by being informed about the the script, context of design and other relevant aspects of all indoor summer productions.
  • In conjunction with the Wardrobe Supervisor, prepares paperwork and strategizes to coordinate the transition of the show from the workroom to the wardrobe department, and to facilitate the running and maintenance of each show. This includes actor dressing sheets, check in sheets, scene breakdowns, and quick-change information.
  • Works closely with Stage Management and Wardrobe Supervisor to ensure smooth exchange of information, supporting rehearsal and show needs.
  • Attends meetings, run-throughs, and dress rehearsals.

Duties (During Performance)

  • Coordinates the care, management, and organization of finished costumes for two indoor productions, running in rep.
  • Direct indoor wardrobe crews.
  • Supervise the preparation of dressing cards and costume check-in / tracking sheets.
  • Assist in costume strike, including laundry, dry cleaning, rental returns.
  • Attends rehearsals and run-throughs as necessary.

Requirements

  • Applicants must have, or be in the process of obtaining a costume degree.
  • Professional experience is required.
  • Artistic sensibility and sensitivity as well as strong collaborative skills.
  • The ideal candidate will have strong collaboration, communication and technical skills, and be able to maintain high quality / standard and safe and supportive work environment while working on tight time line.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Demonstrated managerial and supervisory skills.
  • Must be able to climb ladders and lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Teaching / mentoring experience is helpful.

All applications due by Feb. 1, 2019. To apply, please submit cover letter, resume with references to CSF Costume Shop Manager Adam Dill at adammichaeldill@gmail.com.

No phone calls, please.