Assistant Costumer (6332C) - #2532
Company: University of California-Berkeley
Posted on: November 11, 2019
Assistant Costumer (6332C) - #2532
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: November 14, 2019
The Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies is in the
Division of Humanities in the College of Letters and Science. Its
programs integrate undergraduate and graduate instruction with
student participation in theater and dance performance. The
Department enrolls 1100 students in i ts 55-65 classes and seminars
each semester. There are approximately 150 majors and 150 minors in
addition to 25-30 students pursuing a Ph.D. Approx. 300 students
are enrolled per semester in courses that engage in participation
in production as actors, builders, stage crew, stage managers,
directors, choreographers, or designers. An additional 170 students
participate in summer sessions within the Department.
The Department produces annually 4 main stage shows; 2 studio, or
showcase productions; 4-12 Dept. produced events and lectures; and
20-40 additional activities (rentals/loans of venues and/or equip.,
sponsorship of activities produced by other Depts., studio loans to
campus and non-campus entities, etc.). The Department welcomes more
than 8,000 patrons to it's events and productions annually.
The Department has 11 permanent faculty (8 FTE), 7 permanent
lecturer positions (4 FTE), 3-6 temporary lecturers, 6
administrative staff (4.8 FTE), 9 Production staff (8 FTE), 5
musicians/accompanists, and 2-6 graduate s tudent instructors.
The Department is responsible for three theaters The Playhouse @
Zellerbach Hall (551 s eats), The Durham Studio Theater (135
seats), and Zellerbach Room 7-Black Box (66 seats) -- three fully
operating shops and associated spaces, significant storage and
curatorial space, three dance studios, three acting studios, three
design studios, additional classroom service space, and faculty and
staff offices in both Dwinelle and Zellerbach Hall.
* Instruct, train, and supervise students completing laboratory
practice as wardrobe technicians on run crew, including standard
methods of application for hair and make-up, maintenance and repair
of costumes and costume properties, and duties associated with
technical support for live theater including standards of
* Maintain make-up inventory and make-up room, including creation
of baseline stock items.
* Instruct and train student crews in use of makeup and protocol
for running wardrobe.
* Conduct make-up workshops.
* Fill production make-up needs.
* Under the supervision of the Costume Director, determine
fabrication techniques and applications for hair/wig/make-up.
* Is present, at all technical and dress rehearsals for
consultation and training of student operators and actors
particularly regarding hair/wigs/make-up and costume changes.
* Research new materials and techniques to fulfill designers
concepts, particularly within the realm of hair/wig/make-up and
costume properties; design new techniques to promote efficient
working of costume or hair/wig/make-up pieces and applications on
stage or in the shop.
* Responsible for the maintenance, and storage of costume
* Maintain inventory listing and labeling of individual items.
* Regularly decide on the most effective use of space for
* Organize within boxes, on shelves, on racks.
* Determine appropriate procedures for safe preservation of
* Facilitate designer use of collection.
* Be available for designers (professional and student) to pull
from costume stock by appointment.
* Establish and maintain rack system for pulled items.
* Re-integrate returns to collection.
* Counsel and advise designers on items available in the
* Keep records of items checked out and returned.
* Responsible for laundry/dry cleaning and repair as items are
* Receive donations.
* Launder, list and label all donated pieces, integrate into
collection, add to database.
* Maintain rental/loan records.
* Pull items and handle returns.
* Make delinquent return calls as necessary.
* Attends Department staff and production staff meetings as
* As directed, assist in costume shop with construction of
* Under supervision, create, build, and assemble costumes and
costume properties, shoes/boots, masks, hats, crowns, armor, and
hair/wigs/makeup for all Department produced or sponsored
productions: Fit, cut, and finish garments from patterns working
from d esigns, sketches, or specified research.
* Pattern and construct from such materials as cloth, metal, p
lastic, leather, fiberglass, etc.
* Supervise and instruct in the work of approximately 4-5 work
study and 25-35 registered students per semester assigned to work
in the costume shops theater facilities for laboratory courses
including but not limited to THR 60 (Introduction to Technical
Theater and Production), 174 (Costume Design for the Theater), and
176 or 179 (Applied Theatrical Design).
* Train in construction and fabrication of costumes from designs
and renderings to ensure accuracy, including tool use, standard
construction techniques, basic treatments, and safe working
* Assist in maintaining the costume shop and related facilities in
a neat, orderly and safe condition.
* Inspect and maintain machines and equipment.
* Coordinate all tool and equipment maintenance and repairs,
* Maintain inventory of machine needles, lubricants, etc.
* Maintain, as directed, inventory of expendable supplies including
thread, notions, hardware, fasteners, and adhesives.
* Recommend expenditures for equipment.
* Advise on planning of major alterations of existing facilities or
development of new facilities.
* Assist in the maintenance and cleanliness of related areas,
including, but not limited to, costume storage facilities, dye
room, and dressing rooms.
* Participate in daily clean up.
* Working knowledge or ability to learn University policy groups,
financial (procurement card, purchasing policies), Environmental
Health and Safety (shop safety manual, shop inspections, personal
safety equipment, staff safety training), and computer use and
* Must have knowledge of Department internal policies regarding
same areas or ability to learn.
* Must have knowledge of non-university policies and guidelines,
including building codes, OSHA, Fire Marshall, etc.
* Significant knowledge of fashion and costume history, period, and
* Knowledge of curatorial techniques: cataloguing, record-keeping,
* Knowledge of research techniques.
* Knowledge of preservation and storage
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