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The Costume Shop Manager is responsible for running the Costume Shop; oversees all day to day shop activities including personnel (over hire and designers), equipment, supplies, inventory, workroom and costume storage areas and costume rentals; works under the Director of Production to establish and maintain expense budgets; hire and supervise over hire personnel; oversees all costume activities at the theater for all rehearsals and performances; represents the department and company as needed. At Tri-Cities Opera, the Costume Shop Manager is also the head stitcher and is in charge of doing all alterations for our own productions as well as all rentals.



The Costume Shop Manager will be able to work independently and as a team member in a fast-paced producing arts organization. S/he will be results-oriented and able to multi-task.

S/he will be willing to adapt to a changing environment and changing priorities as needed. Current position is 25-30 hours a week with the opportunity for a full time position and/or additional income.

Requirements

Experience in costume construction, alterations and/or comparable creative field.
Ability to work with artists and designers, anticipating the needs of each while balancing the workroom’s ability to complete the work on schedule
Strong personnel management skills required
Flexible, focused and well-organized team player
Ability to work quickly and accurately with attention to detail
Strong verbal, quantitative, and organizational skills
Must be computer literate (mostly emails)
Ability to prioritize and multi-task
Strong time management skills, able to work within deadlines
Unflagging enthusiasm and a sense of humor
Must be able to work nights and weekends, as required
Must have the ability to occasionally lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
Must be able to tolerate exposure to common laundry chemicals
Must be able to twist, turn, bend, and reach and work overhead
Must be able to push and pull heavy objects
Knowledge of costume history, construction techniques and fabric preferred
2-3 years’ experience managing a costume shop or a Bachelor Degree in related field preferred
Budgetary experience preferred but not required
Ideal for someone with a steady summer contract


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Costume Shop Manager

Position Summary

The Costume Shop Manager is responsible for running the Costume Shop; oversees all day to day shop activities including personnel (over hire and designers), equipment, supplies, inventory, workroom and costume storage areas and costume rentals; works under the Director of Production to establish and maintain expense budgets; hire and supervise over hire personnel; oversees all costume activities at the theater for all rehearsals and performances; represents the department and company as needed. At Tri-Cities Opera, the Costume Shop Manager is also the head stitcher and is in charge of doing all alterations for our own productions as well as all rentals.



The Costume Shop Manager will be able to work independently and as a team member in a fast-paced producing arts organization. S/he will be results-oriented and able to multi-task.

S/he will be willing to adapt to a changing environment and changing priorities as needed. Current position is 25-30 hours a week with the opportunity for a full time position and/or additional income.



Requirements

Experience in costume construction, alterations and/or comparable creative field.
Ability to work with artists and designers, anticipating the needs of each while balancing the workroom’s ability to complete the work on schedule
Strong personnel management skills required
Flexible, focused and well-organized team player
Ability to work quickly and accurately with attention to detail
Strong verbal, quantitative, and organizational skills
Must be computer literate (mostly emails)
Ability to prioritize and multi-task
Strong time management skills, able to work within deadlines
Unflagging enthusiasm and a sense of humor
Must be able to work nights and weekends, as required
Must have the ability to occasionally lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
Must be able to tolerate exposure to common laundry chemicals
Must be able to twist, turn, bend, and reach and work overhead
Must be able to push and pull heavy objects
Knowledge of costume history, construction techniques and fabric preferred
2-3 years’ experience managing a costume shop or a Bachelor Degree in related field preferred
Budgetary experience preferred but not required
Ideal for someone with a steady summer contract


Roles and Responsibilities

TCO Productions:

Executes the completion of both made-to-order and pulled costumes for the stage.
Expedites production within scheduled deadlines.
Interviews, hires (along with Director of Production), and supervises overhire for costume shop
Manages overhire time for payroll and budgeting purposes.
Manages shop supplies, especially stock fabrics, notions, and materials.
Manages shop equipment, including repairs, maintenance, and replacement.
Manages shop costume stock, including organization, storage, rental, and post-show cleaning.
Acts as a liaison with stage management for fittings and production notes.
Attends all fittings to ensure consistency and construction standards
Attends all dress rehearsals and performances
Serve as cutter (draper/pattern maker) and main stitcher as needed unless overhire is brought on.
Build costumes when necessary
Advise Director of Production on budgeting of productions for next season

Rentals:

Manages and executes costume rentals in collaboration with the Director of Production
Respond to emails concerning rentals in a timely manner (within 24 hours on business days)
Perform all alterations for rentals based on measurements received by Renting Company
Use the sketches provided by the costume designer or photographs and costume plots of original production to re- create the costumes as needed
Maintain the integrity of the original design


Costume Designer (if you also wish to be considered for this position):

Work with Director to create a cohesive costume design
Work with Costume Shop Manager and Director of Production to come within budget
Attend production meetings and dress rehearsals
Work with other designers/departments for a complete production

Compensation and Benefits

Position can either be year long (52 weeks) or for the 40 weeks of the season (from mid August thru the end of May)

Part time, average 24 hours a week if yearlong or 30 hours per week if during season only

Additional flat fee per production for costume design

Opportunity for full time position

Salary is competitive for the Southern Tier



Equal Employment Opportunity

Tri-Cities Opera provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, or non-disqualifying physical or mental handicap or disability in each aspect of the human resources function.

Applications and Inquiries

Send a letter of interest with resume and a list of at least 3 references with full contact information.

Electronic submissions only will be accepted until position is filled

Email: jobs@tricitiesopera.org with “Costume Shop Manager Position” in Subject Line

Information about Tri-Cities Opera

In keeping with the history of Tri-Cities Opera, our mission is the production of professional quality opera. Using the talents of young artists, we seek to benefit, enrich, and educate our community.



Tri-Cities Opera has been the cultural centerpiece of the Southern Tier of New York for sixty-seven years. Founded in 1949 by Peyton Hibbitt and the late Carmen Savoca, this regional opera company enjoys an exceptional reputation in the opera world for its Resident Artist Training Program, beautiful sets and costumes, and outstanding opera productions.



Tri-Cities Opera has been honored by the National Board of Directors of Opera America, has received the President’s Medal from Binghamton University, and has been awarded the prestigious New York State Council on the Arts Governor’s Award.

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