Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Open until filled. First priority will be given to those who apply by October 10, 2017.
This is a TEMPORARY, PART-TIME position. Schedule To Be Determined. It begins Upon Hire and is expected to run through May of 2018.
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The UW Department of Dance is a small, dynamic, and highly productive unit serving 50 65 majors, 75- 100 minors, and 1000 non-majors. The breadth and diversity of our curriculum is enriched by accepting a small cohort of professional dancers into a rigorous and innovative, nationally recognized MFA program. We produce four substantial concerts each year, in addition to smaller productions and events. We host renowned guests and attract a cadre of part-time lecturers who diversify the faculty and curriculum. Students pursuing the major or minor experience a department that feels intimate for example, our program is one where we know most students' names and values the balance between professional/academic rigor and creative flexibility.
The UW Department of Dance has an outstanding opportunity for a Temporary, Part-Time Costume Design & Construction Coordinator
Lead staff engaged in the design, construction and maintenance of costumes and accessories for dance productions.
Lead and coordinate all aspects of costume design, construction, patterning, tailoring, fitting, and execution of a wide variety dance costumes.
Working directly with choreographers on designing, patterning and costume construction, fitting and altering as needed.
Draft and/or drape original patterns by either developing a pattern from the dancers' measurements or draping fabric on a dress form to create a pattern based on designs in collaboration with choreographer.
Construct costumes and accessories from patterns using tailoring techniques, specialty hand sewing and pressing techniques required to shape and stabilize the fabric, and other costume construction methods.
Two years college training in costume or vocational sewing, pattern making, and fabric cutting AND three years professional theater/dance costuming experience
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