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COSTUME DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION COORDINATOR

University of Washington
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on August 24, 2019
Req #: 169763
Department: DEPARTMENT OF DANCE
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 08/15/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: This is a temporary, hourly paid professional staff position, expected to work from September 2019 through June 2020.  

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for five consecutive years.

Costume Design & Construction Coordinator - Department of Dance

BASIC FUNCTION
Lead staff engaged in the design, construction and maintenance of costumes and accessories for dance productions.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
Lead and coordinate all aspects of costume design, construction, patterning, tailoring, fitting, and execution of a wide variety dance costumes.

TYPICAL WORK
Working directly with choreographers on designing, patterning and costume construction, fitting and altering as needed.

Draft and/or drape original patterns by either developing a pattern from the dancers’ measurements or draping fabric on a dress form to create a pattern based on designs in collaboration with choreographer.

Construct costumes and accessories from patterns using tailoring techniques, specialty hand sewing and pressing techniques required to shape and stabilize the fabric, and other costume construction methods.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Two years college training in costume or vocational sewing, pattern making, and fabric cutting AND three years professional theater/dance costuming experience OR equivalent education/experience.

Application Process:
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Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.