University of Utah Spv, Costume Shop & Res De in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 04/17/2017

Requisition Number PRN13999B

Job Title Spv, Costume Shop & Res De

Working Title Spv, Costume Shop & Res De

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Care Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Summary

40 hours per week – evenings and weekends required during performances.

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00076 - School of Dance

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 31600 to 45000

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

Supervises all activities and employees in theMCDCostume Shop including but not limited to costume design, cutting, sewing, fitting, and care of costumes.


Supervises the Costume Shop employees by recommending hiring, firing, disciplining, making salary recommendation, work assignments and answering grievances as they arise in conjunction with the Director of the School of Dance. Works with the Administrative Officer in tracking and maintaining production budgets. Maintains files of resources necessary for ordering supplies for the costume area. Coordinates the needs of the individual productions by working directly with guest choreographers and faculty choreographers. Schedules costume fittings with the dancers, follows the progress of the costumes and helps with fitting problems as needed. Evaluates each production costume designs to determine if their completion is possible in the time allowed of if independent contractors are necessary in order to achieve the goals. Schedules the priorities of work within the costume shop and make assignments accordingly. Represents the costume shop at all staff meetings of the School of Dance, makes recommendations and responds to inquiries concerning costumes for current or upcoming productions. Attends dress rehearsals for the School of Dance productions and makes minor alterations as requested by the dancers or the director. Acts as the costume designer in making artistic decisions in the costume shop. For the Resident Designer position, the job duties are more artistic and not the practical side of costuming. Communicates and interbreeds the vision of the choreographer into workable costume renderings. Prepares sketches of costumes to be used in the production as a rendering for the director. Purchases the items necessary to create the costumes such as fabric, trim, clothing articles, etc. Interrupts the sketches and renderings to the costume staff. Attends the fittings for each costume and makes artistic decisions about the costume. Works with individual dancers to determine their needs in regards to their parts in the production. Attends dress rehearsal and solves any remaining costume problems of the production.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Costume Design, or related field, or equivalency; four years professional costume design experience; and training in textiles, theatrical cutting and draping, dying, scheduling, personnel management, budgetary supervision, and theatrical design required. Excellent oral and written communication skills; supervisory and training skills; the ability to work in a detail- and deadline-oriented environment; and a committment to service excellence also required. A Master of Fine Arts in Costume Design is preferred.


Prior experience designing and producing dance costumes including ballet tutus, romantic style tutus, corsets, lyrical, unitards, and restructuring purchased clothing items to allow movement needed in the choreography.

Supervisory experience desired.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

A portfolio and samples of your work will be required should you be selected for an on campus interview.

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.