Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi is a rapidly growing doctoral research university with more than 12,000 students. A Hispanic-Serving Institution on the cultural border with Latin America, TAMU-CC provides a robust campus experienced focused on student and faculty success. Located on its own island on the Texas Gulf Coast, the Island University was recently recognized as one of the most beautiful coastal campuses in the United States. State-of-the-art classroom and laboratory buildings, support facilities, and recognized faculty strategically position TAMU-CC to achieve its goal of national and international prominence as an emerging research institution.
The College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi invites applications for a Costume Shop Supervisor position. The Department of Theatre and Dance includes a 268-seat proscenium theatre and a 168-seat black box theatre, conducting a five show Mainstage season, with additional student productions throughout the year. This is a one-year renewable staff position. This position is responsible for supervising the costume shop for the Department of Theatre and Dance's five mainstage productions.
The Department of Theatre & Dance is a 12-member faculty, 150+-major program offering a Bachelor of Arts degree with emphasis' in Acting/Directing and Design/Tech, both offering options for Teacher Certification, and a Minor in Dance.
Provide costume shop supervision for all events in the Theatre/Dance season.
Plan, organize, and lead draper/pattern drafter, construction, maintenance, and supply shopping.
Prepare the build schedule for all costume items in conjunction with the Costume Designer and participate in the construction of costume crafts.
Supervise, instruct, and oversee the safety of all student workers and volunteers in the costume shop/storage/dressing room areas.
Supervise all costume/crafts/makeup/hair health and safety, including first-aid supplies, and University-sanctioned Training.
Assist with season scheduling and budgeting.
Attend all dress rehearsals and additional meetings as needed.
Work closely with the Costume/Makeup Designers and other design faculty as a collaborative team to ensure the highest quality production values and a safe and inclusive work environment.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Three (3) years professional experience as Shop Manager/Costume Builder.
Additional education may be considered as a substitution for the minimum experience requirement:
Bachelor's and One (1) year of experience.
Knowledge in Draping, Pattern Drafting, Stitching, and Wardrobe.
Knowledge of costume equipment and tools, including domestic sewing machines, industrial sewing machines, sergers/overlock machines, and shop practices
Excellent communication, budgetary, and time-management skills.
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. unassisted and perform physical tasks.
Bachelor's or Master's in Fine Arts in Costume Technology/Costume Design.
Knowledge of running a costume shop in a professional and/or academic setting.
Experience in Costume Crafts, Hair & Makeup, and Wardrobe
Intermediate skills in Word, Excel, Adobe Photoshop, and computer aided pattern drafting.
Three professional references including name, title, mobile/telephone number, and email address.
A digital portfolio or link to professional website.
Unofficial copies of transcripts.
Position will be effective September 1, 2020
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a vibrant, Hispanic Serving Doctoral Research Institution that proudly provides a solid academic reputation, renowned faculty and highly-rated degree programs since 1947. The University has a heritage of teaching excellence with innovation in research and community engagement as part of the distinguished Texas A&M System. With palm tree-lined pathways throughout the campus, nearby natural wetlands, a scenic hike-and-bike trail and a university beach, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is the only university in the nation located on its own island, at the heart of the Texas Gulf Coast.