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Temporary – Stitcher, Costume Shop – Princeton University – Princeton, NJ

Company: Princeton University

Location: Princeton, NJ

  • Full Time

Princeton University


The Stitcher works in the Costume Shop at the Lewis Center for the Arts and assists in constructing and altering costumes for theater, music theater and dance productions. Position works with Costume Shop Manager, Draper, First Hand, Guest Artists, and Student Employees to complete multiple aspects of costuming in a timely manner. This is a part-time, as needed, temporary position. Average workload is 20 hours/week. Start and end dates are flexible from September 2019 through April 2020 with exact dates to be determined with the chosen candidate. Rate is $22/hour.


  • Construct new garments as directed by the Draper and First Hand
  • Perform alterations as directed by the Draper and First Hand
  • Assist Draper and First Hand when handing out notes to casual hires and student employees
  • Pull costumes and restock
  • Assist with Wardrobe Supervision as needed
  • Assist with costume strike and laundry
  • Assist with online returns
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience
  • Excellent machine and hand sewing skills
  • Knowledge of costume/fashion history
  • Knowledge of fabric types
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Comfortable sewing stretch fabric
  • Some knowledge of dye and craft work techniques
  • Current and valid driver’s license
  • Lift up to 30 pounds in a range of motions from floor to overhead
  • Lift up to 50 pounds in a range of motions from floor to chest height
  • Able to stand for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to stoop, reach, bend at the waist, grasp to pick up objects, and maneuver in cramped areas
  • Comfortable on ladders

Be advised that you will be contacted only if there is further interest in your application. Your candidate dashboard may not display status updates for this requisition.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade

TMP, 001

Standard Weekly Hours


Work Schedule, If Other Than Standard Hours

An average of 20 hours per week, with some more and some less. Weekends periodically.

Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Estimated Appointment End Date


Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver’s License Required


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