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Costume Designer (Temporary Assignment)

Ventura County Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
May 24, 2022

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Costume Designer (Temporary Assignment)

Ventura County Community College District

Salary: $27.89 - $38.47 Hourly

Job Type: Classified

Job Number: Provisional-040

Location: Ventura College (Ventura CA), CA

Department: VC - Academic Affairs


This recruitment is being conducted to fill a temporary assignment and not being conducted to establish an eligibility list from which regular appointments will be made, as such this recruitment may close at any time. Employees hired in this capacity are considered at will and do not accrue property interest in the assignment and are not eligible for benefits.

Under general supervision, perform skilled and technical duties related to the construction, development, and storage of stage costumes for performing arts productions.

Established in 1925, Ventura College was one of the first community colleges in California and currently has an enrollment of 14,500 students. Located approximately 60 miles north of Los Angeles and 30 miles south of Santa Barbara, the 112-acre campus is set in the rolling hills of Ventura - so close to the ocean that there is a clear view of the Channel Islands from several spots on campus.

More information can be found on the Ventura College website.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our culture and the work that we do within the Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD). The VCCCD is a public community college district serving residents throughout Ventura County. The VCCCD's three colleges - Moorpark College, Oxnard College, and Ventura College - offer programs for transfer to four-year colleges and universities; career technical training; basic skills instruction; as well as community service, economic development, and continuing education for cultural growth, life enrichment, and skills improvement. The Ventura County Community College District recognizes that a diverse community of faculty, staff, and administrators promote academic excellence. This creates an inclusive educational and work environment for its students, employees, and the community it serves. With the understanding that a diverse community fosters multi-cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides role models for all students, the VCCCD is committed to recruiting and employing a diverse and committed group of faculty, staff, and administrators who are dedicated to the success of all college students.

We encourage candidates who are equity-minded to submit an application for employment. We are designated Hispanic-Serving Institutions committed to racial and socio-economic diversity as it reflects our communities and student populations. We actively seek to attract candidates who share this commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The Ventura County Community College District ensures that all employees and applicants for positions will have equal opportunity for employment regardless of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, political beliefs, age, gender, religion, transgender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, and/or physical or mental disability.

Board Policy 3506 COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for Employees and Students requires that all students and employees of the Ventura County Community College District, which includes faculty, staff, volunteers, student workers, and administrators, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All new employees must be fully vaccinated by the first day of employment. An exemption may be requested by individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to medical and/or religious reasons. Employees who receive an exemption will be required to wear a mask or face covering while on District property and/or facilities and will be required to undergo COVID-19 testing twice weekly. For more information about VCCCD's vaccine requirement, please visit the District's COVID-19 Information Website.

Representative Duties
Design, build, rent, or pull and prepare costumes from existing inventory for performing arts productions. E

Oversee and participate in the construction, fabrication, alteration and fitting of costumes for performing arts productions; take cast measurements; purchase appropriate fabric and/or clothing items; draft or modify patterns; cut out fabric and perform muslin and/or fabric fittings; construct costumes. E

Meet with theatrical production directors to discuss costume requirements for the production season. E

Read and interpret playwright's intent and characters' motivations for costume design; research and present historical style and manners by sketching or drawing designs in color. E

Create and revise costume plots and patterns. E

Order and purchase items needed for costumes and constructing costumes, including supplies and equipment. E

Monitor, assess, and assist in development and control of budget for costumes and related materials; maintain records of expenditures. E

Organize and supervise costume crews; fit costume and dress participants at rehearsals and performances. E

Issue and receive costumes, accessories, and stage properties; store and maintain inventories of costumes and accessories; maintain inventory records and prepare periodic inventory reports; ensure security of theatre storage areas. E

Oversee students and student workers who perform tasks related to the operation and maintenance of costume equipment, materials, and accessories. E

Ensure proper maintenance and operation of costume shop equipment; make minor repairs to equipment and arrange repairs as needed. E

E = Essential duties

Minimum Qualifications

Completion of two years of coursework or training in Costume Design, Fashion Design, Theater Arts or a related field AND two years of experience involving the construction, fabrication, alteration, and fitting of costumes for use in performing arts productions.

Valid California driver's license or the ability to obtain a California driver license within six months of appointment.

Supplemental Information
Applications will be screened for evidence of the minimum qualifications and submitted to the hiring department as they are received, as such this recruitment may close at any time. Please include ALL employment you wish to be considered in the Employment Experience section of the application and complete all fields. Experience that is included in the resume but not in the Employment Experience section of the application will not be considered.

Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department by sending an email to documenting the request and including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.

If a degree/coursework is used to meet minimum qualifications, an official copy of your transcripts will be required upon hire. If you have a foreign degree and the institution from which your degree was granted is not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, foreign transcript evaluation is required if the foreign degree/coursework is used to meet minimum qualifications. The foreign transcript evaluation must be included with your application materials. Visit the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education to search for institutions that are recognized as accredited. If you need your transcripts evaluated, please review the list of agencies approved for foreign transcript evaluation. If applicable, an official copy of your foreign transcript evaluation will also be required upon hire.

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