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Costume Specialist

Job Description

TITLE: Costume Specialist

JOB CODE: 8364



EEO6 CODE: 5 = Technical/Para Professional

GRADE: Pay Grade 8

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 28,440.00
midpoint 36,120.00
maximum 43,800.00

PURPOSE: Plans, supervises, and coordinates costume production for Theater Arts events.Provides responsible, professional expertise involving management and coordination of costume production and facilities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises construction or wardrobe requirements for productions.  Designs costumes for theatre productions when necessary.  Consults with directors and other designers.  Performs highly skilled and technical supervisory work involving the construction, operation and maintenance of specialized equipment and costumes.  Trains technical personnel.  Monitors budget for costume shop.  Performs related duties as required.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: General supervision from assigned supervisor. SUPERVISION: N/A SUPERVISION-OTHER: Supervises technical personnel, including full and part-time employees and student workers.


REQUIRED EDUCATION-OTHER: Bachelor's degree in a related field.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: Three years of experience in costume design, construction and maintenance, including teaching experience.Five years of the above experience including two years of teaching experience in the history of costume.  Experience drafting, cutting and constructing period and contemporary patterns.  Experience in the preparation of fabrication and manufacturing techniques in wardrobe and costume construction. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Sewing machines and other standard equipment and tools related to costume production, PC.Accuracy in costume and wardrobe design and construction, as well as in maintaining budgets, records, inventory and reports. Usual University work schedule plus evening attendance at dress rehearsals and performances of plays which run for ten nights per play, seven to eight times per year.  Must be able to climb stairs, bend, stoop and reach to retrieve and move costumes, equipment and supplies; must be able to move between offices and buildings; must be able to move costume racks full of clothing from location to location.Specific job requirements or physical location of some positions allocated to this classification may render the position security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215 Texas Education Code.