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CSF Costume Craft Shop Supervisor

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 17, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Performing Arts, Professional Fields, Other Professional Fields, Vocational & Technical Fields, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary

The University of Colorado is hiring for a Costume Craft Shop Supervisor. This position will support the success of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

For over 60 seasons, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival has delighted audiences with classic theatre under the stars.

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is a professional theatre company in association with the University of Colorado Boulder. Since 1958, the festival has celebrated and explored Shakespeare and his continuing influence and vitality through productions of superior artistic quality, education and community engagement.

CSF strives to preserve the classics of the past and pursue the classics of the future. Fueled by artistry and scholarship, the festival seeks to expand the cultural richness of the region by inspiring, challenging and cultivating the imagination of audiences and artists.

Plays are performed beneath summer night skies in the historic Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre and in the newly renovated indoor University Theatre.

The festival’s education programs reach tens of thousands of school children each year through camps, classes and outreach performances that connect them with the continuing tradition and importance of Shakespeare.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
  • Interpret and implement costume crafts projects as designed by the Costume Designers and as approved by the Costume Shop Manager.
  • Supervise the construction, fitting, and alteration of costume craft items including but not limited to hats, jewelry, armor, masks, footwear, belts, bags, puppets, foam structures, and mechanical costumes.
  • Fabricate the patterns, development, and fitting of craft pieces.
  • Supervise the cutting, construction, finish work, and alterations of craft items.
  • Utilize fabric manipulation techniques, painting / dying, and costume distressing.
  • Supervise a small team of craft assistants, interns, and volunteers.
  • Monitor the craft team's safety, morale, and quality control.
What You Should Know
  • This is a temporary position
  • Please include at least 3 references with their contact information on your resume.
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.
What We Can Offer
  • The hourly rate is $18.00

Temporary positions at the University of Colorado are not benefits-eligible, however, all positions are eligible for paid sick leave .

Be Statements
Be dynamic. Be game-changing. Be Boulder.

What We Require
  • One year of related experience demonstrating the required skill sets.
  • A valid driver's license.
What You Will Need
  • Demonstrated time management skills.
  • Strong collaboration, communication, and technical skills.
  • Commitment to an inclusive, diverse, and equitable workplace environment.
What We Would Like You To Have
  • Teaching / mentoring experience preferred.
  • Artistic sensibility and sensitivity.
  • Demonstrated experience with a variety of costume crafts materials including but not limited to clay, leather, buckram, felt, thermoplastics, foams, adhesives, and metal work.
  • Knowledge of respirator use, basic safety procedures, and ability to operate power tools.
Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

1. A current resume.

2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.

Please apply by March 13, 2022, for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: John Dunkle

Posting Contact Email:

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