Costume Shop Manager

Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 20, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Costume Shop Manager

Job no: 525949
Work type: Faculty - Career
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Arts/Theater/Museum, Instruction

Department: CAS Theatre Arts
Rank: Instructor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Review of Applications Begins
March 30, 2021; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit the following with your online application:

  • A cover letter in which you clearly describe how your knowledge, skills, and abilities prepare you for the job responsibilities and requirements outlined in the job announcement. Please discuss each element completely and succinctly
  • A resume of your educational and professional work experience

    Department Summary
    The Department of Theatre Arts is an instructional and research department within the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). We are committed to a liberal arts approach to theatre education, maintaining high standards both in academic and creative practices. We serve students with a wide range of needs and interests, training them to create theatre into the future, as educators, audience members, and/or professional practitioners.

    In our department, theory and practice are mutually reinforcing. Students will find their academic studies illuminated by their participation in theatrical productions. We pursue the study of the histories and literature of theatre, from a wide variety of cultures and times, as cultural formations that can inform and advance artistic practice. We study established theories and practices, while remaining equally committed to innovation and new interpretations of theatre.

    We encourage excellence, both as individuals and as a team. Through the mastery of skills and techniques, students may advance their own creative ideas, while working as collaborators with others to create an outcome that exceeds the vision of any one person. Our curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, team problem-solving, and creative expression in various media. We value both process and results. We learn from challenges in order to build lifelong habits of persistence and innovation.

    Position Summary
    The purpose of this position is to build, alter, pattern, and modify garments for theatre productions; train student workers; maintain costume shop supplies; and track the costume shop budget. This non-tenure track faculty position provides instruction to students in costume techniques, recovering from mistakes, and preparing for professional costume careers.

    The person in this position will need to work some non-standard hours including evenings and weekends.

    Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Two years of related professional experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience patterning a wide variety of garments from different time periods via draping or flat patterning

    Professional Competencies
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Commitment to promoting an inclusive work environment
  • Demonstrated ability to manage shifting priorities and meet deadlines
  • Understanding of professional practice in theatre costumes, including accurately estimating labor and time needs for specific design proposals
  • Interest in costume technology developments including methods, techniques, and materials

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Three years of professional costume shop experience, as a manager, draper/cutter, or first hand
  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA) or Master's Degree in costume technology or costume design
  • Experience troubleshooting and maintaining costume equipment, such as sewing machines and irons

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

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