The first hand is responsible for the creation of costumes; cutting skills are required, and draping skills are a bonus. All facets of the construction process for the costumes as well as alterations, fittings, and maintenance of pulled or rented clothing items. Refurbishment/alteration of existing costumes for the production season.

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster an inclusive campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of identity. Our department is committed to contributing to an educational environment that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity.

Essential Functions:
  • Ability to accurately read and understand written materials and instructions.
  • Able to communicate well and build rapport quickly with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Effective oral and written communication.
  • Ability to work independently and good organizational skills.
  • Advanced patterning and costume construction skills.
  • Experience using industrial sewing machines.
  • Expertise in altering existing costumes and supervising fittings.
Work Schedule: Hours are flexible and can vary during the academic year. This part-time position is limited to 29 hours per week and 999 hours total per calendar year.

Minimum Pay: $20.00 per hour.

Application Instructions: Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the positions are filled. Please upload a cover letter and resume. You will be asked to provide names and contact information for three professional references.

External Applicants: Application instructions for external applicants are located on the jobs.wlu.edu or here .

Current W&L Employees: Apply from your existing Workday account. Instructions are located at jobs.wlu.edu or here .

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