This position supports the overall costume production build for the School of Theatre Arts (SoTA). Assists with supervision and coordination of student employees, practicum students and overhire guests. Maintains and executes daily task lists, schedules staff, provides stitching, fitting and finishing guidance, and monitors equipment. This is a full time (9 months; August 15-May 15), on-campus position. Generous benefits include health, retirement, and tuition assistance.
Assist with student training; trains work study students at an internship level; trains 105y/106y students in safety practices, basic machine maintenance, basic machine and hand sewing techniques; trains students in wig and hairpiece preparation, craft and millinery construction, safe chemical handling and wardrobe maintenance; train in proper fitting room preparation, etiquette and execution
Oversee hair and wig designs; provides individual one on one instruction and training with each hair/wig designer for production; manages hair/wig stock including tools and products; creates purchasing list for each show; oversees training of the crew for each production in the proper care and styling of wigs for the run of the show
Coordinate with Costume Shop Supervisor/designer for rehearsal supervision coverage of costume area during tech weeks and show runs; identifies and schedules students to cover wardrobe, crafts, hair and makeup during each process; coordinates rotation schedule for supervision of students, including any weekend work call that may be needed
Leads cleanup, project organization, equipment checks, restocking; daily clean up and project organization; weekly equipment maintenance; assess condition of costume and restocks all costume inventory; attends show strike and coordinates organization and return of stock to storage
Minimum of 3 years work related experience; hand and machine sewing, including operating an industrial serger/industrial irons
Understands the collaborative theatrical process of design and production
Physical demands of the job include lifting, carrying, excessive standing/walking; may come in contact with and require safe handling of dyes, paints, and chemicals during costume production.
Please download the application at www.iwu.edu/human-resources/job-openings/. Review of applicant materials will begin immediately; position is open until filled. Submit to:
Illinois Wesleyan University
Human Resources, Holmes 209
1312 N. Park Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
The final candidate will pass a pre-employment background investigation. Per the Governor's August 26, 2021 Executive Order regarding COVID-19 vaccination, personnel in the higher education setting will need to either provide proof of vaccination, or apply for a medical/disability or religious exemption. All those not fully vaccinated will be required to participate in weekly COVID testing.
Illinois Wesleyan University does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must reside and be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire. Continued employment is conditioned upon maintaining work authorization throughout the employment term.
Illinois Wesleyan University is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse, inclusive, and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to supporting and further building our community in these dimensions. Illinois Wesleyan University is an EEO Employer. Illinois Wesleyan University's sexual misconduct policy may be accessed at https://www.iwu.edu/title-ix/sexual-misconduct-policy.html. Illinois Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusive excellence; details at www.iwu.edu/diversity.
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