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Director of Costume Shop

Ball State University

Muncie, IN

Job posting number: #7089622 (Ref:BSU28315)

Posted: November 23, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Responsible for the planning, construction, and mounting of costumes for all theatre and dance productions for Department of Theatre and Dance University and Strother Theatre productions; hire, train, supervise, and mentor support staff and student employees in the costume shop; oversee the timely completion of all costume elements; maintain and supervise the effective maintenance of all costume facilities and related equipment; Teach THEA 223 costume construction techniques, or other appropriate classes, to all students. 

Ball State University's Department of Theatre and Dance welcomes applicants for Director of Costume Shop. 

The Ball State Department of Theatre and Dance offers eight diverse curricular options that develop and nurture each student’s creativity, curiosity, and collaborative skills. We are always growing and changing, seeking new ways to inspire our students to be thinkers, responsible citizens, and motivated artists who will make a difference in creating the next generation’s voice. We are seeking collegial, collaborative professional personnel with excellent communication and organizational skills to join us.

The department is a BFA/BA/BS undergraduate-only program with over 400 theatre majors, 65 dance majors and 45 full-time faculty/staff.  This includes over 50 majors within our BA/BS and BFA Design and Technology Program. The Design and Technology students also participate in a senior year showcase in Chicago where they meet and share their portfolios with industry professionals. The Department plays an active role in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) and with the American College Dance Association (ACDA).  Ball State is accredited by both the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) and the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD). Our undergraduate only program, low student-to-faculty ratio, hands-on advising and mentoring from a faculty of working professionals, and distinguished guest artists allow for the personal development of each student as both an individual and an artist.
As a professional personnel member at Ball State University, you will have access to robust programming and institutional resources that help develop curriculum, teaching skills, and administrative responsibilities. 

Job Function:

Responsible for the planning, construction, and mounting of costumes for all theatre and dance productions for Department of Theatre and Dance University and Strother Theatre productions; hire, train, supervise, and mentor support staff and student employees in the costume shop; oversee the timely completion of all costume elements; maintain and supervise the effective maintenance of all costume facilities and related equipment; Teach THEA 223 costume construction techniques, or other appropriate classes, to all students. 

Minimum Education:

Master’s degree in theatre or related discipline completed by date of employment or an additional three years of professional experience in costume construction/costume shop management or related experience will be accepted in lieu of a master's degree.
 

Preferred Education:

M.F.A. in Costume Design, Costume Construction, or Fashion Design.

Minimum Experience:

One year of costume construction or related experience; one year of costume shop management or related experience.

Preferred Experience:

Three years of costume construction experience.
 
Three years of costume shop management or related experience.
 
Experience teaching Costume Construction and/or related costuming courses.
 
Ability to serve as a costume designer for productions when needed.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assign and review work; orient and train staff and students; make recommendations as to interviewing and selection, performance appraisal, and discipline; maintain salary budgets.
  • Plan, prepare, and maintain costume and makeup budgets for all productions.
  • Teach, supervise, and mentor all students from the T223 costuming class and other classes as assigned.
  • Attend production meetings and dress rehearsals with designers and advise, consult, and mentor as needed on changes of costumes or accessories and assure those changes are made.
  • Research, pattern, drape, cut, construct, teach, and supervise the construction or alteration of all mock ups, costumes and costume accessories; includes supervise the repair, cleaning, and organizing of the wardrobe during the run of each production.
  • Supervise the digitization of items related to the Department's costume collection.
  • Direct the finding, purchasing, and performing of any modifications (dye, distress, paint, etc.) fabrics, notions and all other materials needed to build costumes and costume accessories.
  • Oversee the pulling, fitting, and altering of costumes for rental to outside individuals or organizations.
  • Order and maintain all shop equipment, supplies, costume storage areas, and inventory.
  • Create costume construction calendar (in conjunction with production stage manager) for all productions.
  • Coordinate fitting and work schedules for costume shop between stage managers and actors.
  • Consult with Department Chair in any evaluation of staff members affiliated with the costume shop.
  • Advise and assist student, faculty, and guest designers with fittings.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


At Ball State University, we recognize inclusive excellence as an integral endeavor to fulfill our University’s mission and our strategic plan. We recruit, support, and retain a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff. We encourage and reward diversity of thought. We promote a work environment that encourages and rewards innovation and creativity. We pledge to keep Inclusive Excellence at the highest level of institutional importance and as a foundation in all that we strive to do. Our over-arching goal for Inclusive Excellence is to adopt a university-wide Inclusive Excellence approach to academic, administrative support, and service functions of the university. We believe Inclusive Excellence must be infused in every step we take.


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Job posting number:#7089622 (Ref:BSU28315)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Ball State University
Muncie,Indiana
United States
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