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Seattle Children’s Theatre / Seeks Lead Stitcher / Costume Crafts Assistant

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Submission fee
Free

Overview

Position Title: Lead Stitcher / Costume Crafts Assistant
Supervisor: Costume Shop Manager
Classification: Seasonal Full Time, IATSE Contract, Lead Costume Fabricator, with benefits as defined in the current IATSE/SCT Agreement.

Organization Summary
Since its inception in 1975, Seattle Children’s Theatre (SCT), has served over 4 million children over 42 seasons providing innovative professional theatre and arts education for the young people and families of the Puget Sound region. SCT is one of the most prominent theatres for young audiences in the United States and the world.

Responsibilities:
- Active participation in costume fabrication in collaboration with, and with direction from, Costume Designer, Costume Shop Manager, Draper, First Hand and /or Master Crafts Artisan.
- Maintain the integrity of the costume design through the interpretation of the sketch.
- Keep track of trims, notions and supplies for each show and general shop stock.
- Attend meetings, orientations, fittings, rehearsals, and performances as scheduled.
- Lead and support over hire costume artisans as needed.
- Available for overtime as scheduled.
- Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:
- Demonstrated experience in theatrical costuming as a Stitcher/ Crafts Artisan.
- Demonstrated skills in:
  + Garment construction and theatrical costume crafts.
  + Managing time effectively, making choices that serve the needs of the production, the vision of the designer, and the time/ materials budget of the theatre.
  + Collaborating with, and following instructions from, Designers, Costume Shop Manager, Drapers, First Hands and/ or Master Crafts Artisans.
- Punctual, responsible, good communication skills, good listening skills.
- Knowledge of health and safety practices for the theater required.
- Contributes to a pleasant and professional atmosphere in the workplace.

Schedule
- Flexibility to work a schedule that includes evenings and weekends as scheduled.

Apply by email only by sending a cover letter and resume to:
Sarah Gordon (Costume Shop Manager) at sarahg@sct.org. Open until filled.

Additional Information
The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, or to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job. The Seattle Children’s Theatre provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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Arts-Related, Performing Arts, Theater, Non-Profit Orgs.