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Company: Loyola University New Orleans
Location: New Orleans, LA
Loyola University New Orleans
The Costume Director/Designer is the individual responsible for the designs, planning, development, budgeting and control of all costume, wardrobe areas, and props for a specific theatrical organization. The position includes practicum teaching and costume design assignments each semester. This is intended to be a ten-month, full-time professional staff position. Willingness to work collaboratively within a liberal arts environment toward the continued development of a strong, active theatre program in a high quality, growing department is paramount.
Qualifications: Minimum BA or MFA in Theatre is preferred in costume or related area. Minimum of three years working in educational or professional setting. Extensive background in costume skills and construction. Knowledge and skill in period patterning for both men and women’s clothing; flat patterning, draping skills and some tailoring experience are necessary. Knowledge and skills in textile painting and dying. Knowledge and skills in costume crafts. Ability to organize and supervise student costume crews and theatre assistants. Ability to design in a variety of styles for different genres of theatre. Ability to work within a budget. Additional Desirable Qualifications: Knowledge and ability to create hairstyles, work with wigs and other artificial hair items for productions within the guidelines set by the costume designer. Make-up, millinery skills and alternative materials knowledge are desirable.
Physical Requirements: Ability to climb ladders when needed. To lift boxes and heavy period costumes. Ability to execute the skills expected of a costumer. Ability to work in a small confined space. To work with fine detail (small) for long periods of time. Ability to be around cloth, dust generated by cloth, clothing dye, glues and other materials utilized in the making of costumes.
Loyola University New Orleans is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We particularly encourage applications from women and members of minority groups protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and persons with physical disabilities.
Job Type: Full-time