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Costume Shop Manager

Amherst College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 4, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Costume Shop Manager

Amherst Campus
Full Time

Amherst has taken a leadership role among highly selective liberal arts colleges and universities in successfully diversifying the racial, socio-economic, and geographic profile of its student body. The College is similarly committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration and staff.

Job Description:

Amherst College invites applications for the Costume Shop Manager position. The Costume Shop Manager is a full-time, year-round position, starting at $80,000 per year - commensurate with experience. Given Amherst's distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ways in which they bring value to and will work towards supporting a broadly diverse community.

The Costume Shop Manager oversees the production of costumes, costume facilities, and costume shop budget for the annual performance season of the Department of Theater and Dance. Responsibilities include executing costume designs in collaboration with shop staff; maintaining equipment, supplies, and storage facilities; training and supervising student shop crew; and attending production meetings, departmental meetings, and technical and dress rehearsals required to successfully achieve departmental objectives and production goals. The Costume Shop Manager is also expected to support students in a diverse learning environment, and contribute to departmental efforts in creating an inclusive work environment.

Summary of Responsibilities:
  • Manage costume production and costume shop budget.
  • Execute costume designs in collaboration with staff draper for departmental production season, including procurement of all necessary costumes, materials and supplies.
  • Maintain costume shop equipment and supplies, and storage facilities.
  • Supervise and train a diverse student work-study crew in the production of costumes.
  • Attend weekly production meetings, and departmental meetings as required.
  • Attend production technical and dress rehearsals.


  • BA or BFA in Theater, Costume Technologies or relevant field, and three to five years of related experience.
  • A minimum of three years experience in combined shop management, wardrobe supervising, draping and stitching.
  • In lieu of minimum education and related experience, an equivalent combination of education/experience that includes at least three years of Costume Shop Management.
  • Commitment to working with a diverse and inclusive community.

  • Five years or more of experience in combined shop management, wardrobe supervising, draping and stitching is preferred.
  • Experience working with a diverse range of students is also preferred.

Amherst College offers many opportunities for professional growth and development, continued learning, and career advancement.

Amherst College is pleased to provide a comprehensive, highly competitive benefits package that meets the needs of staff and faculty and their families. Benefits are an important part of our overall compensation, so it is critical that you review all of the options to ensure it meets your total compensation requirements. Click here for Benefits Information.

Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume, cover letter, and the names of three professional references online at Please be sure to upload all requested documents prior to clicking Submit. Applications cannot be revised once submitted. (Current employees and students should apply by clicking on the Jobs Hub icon from their Workday home screen) Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Amherst College

Amherst College prepares students to make a difference in the world. Our financial aid program is among the most substantial in the nation, and our student body is among the most diverse. At Amherst, you are part of a lively, inquisitive, devoted community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni who find inspiration in one another and in the process of learning.

Since our 1821 founding, Amherst has demonstrated steadfast confidence in the value of the liberal arts and the importance of critical thinking. Small classes, an open curriculum and a singular focus on undergraduate education ensure that leading scholars engage daily with talented, curious students, equipping them for leadership in an increasingly global and complex world.

Offering competitive compensation packages and a multitude of programs and services for staff, Amherst works to enrich the working life and support the well-being of each and every employee.

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