Crafts Supervisor

Term of Employment: May 22-July 22
(some pre-season production work may be required)

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, a professional theatre company in association with the University of Colorado Boulder, is accepting applications for summer staff positions. 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.


  • Interpret and implement costume crafts projects as designed by the Costume Designer, and approved by Costume Shop Manager
  • Supervise the construction, fitting, and alteration of costume craft items, including but not limited to: hats, jewelry, armor, masks, footwear, belts, bags, puppets, foam structures, and mechanical costumes.
  • Fabricate the patterns, development and fitting of craft pieces according to designer specification
  • Cutting, construction, finish work, and alterations on assigned craft items
  • Utilize fabric manipulation techniques, painting/dyeing, and costume distressing
  • Overseeing a team of 2-3 employees, including Crafts Assistants, Interns, and Volunteers
  • Monitor team safety, morale and maintain excellence of product.


  • Applicants must have or be in the process of obtaining a costume degree.
  • Professional experience is required.
  • Demonstrated experience with a variety of costume crafts materials, including but not limited to: clay, leather, buckram, felt, thermoplastics, foams, adhesives, and metal work.
  • Knowledge of respirator use, basic safety procedures, and the ability to safely operate power tools.
  • 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.

All Applications Due By: Feb. 2, 2018
Please submit cover letter, resume with references to Adam Dill, CSF Costume Shop Manager at: (No Phone Calls)