University of Utah Theatrical Costume Technician in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 06/30/2017

Requisition Number PRN14673B

Job Title Theatrical Costume Technician

Working Title Theatrical Costume Technician

Job Grade B

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Care Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40+

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

M-F 8-5 Other hours as assigned.

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00072 - Pioneer Theatre Company

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 9.62 to 17.31

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

Pioneer Theatre Company in Salt Lake City seeks a Millinery and Crafts Artisan / Specialty Stitcher, position available beginning August 2017.PTCis a professional theatre company working underLORTagreements withAEA,SDC, andUSAproducing a seven show mainstage season that runs from August through May. This is a full time benefited position, salary is commensurate with experience. Under the direction of the Costume Shop Manager, the Millinery and Crafts Artisan / Specialty Stitcher is responsible for creating and altering in a structured period of time: hats, head dresses, jewelry, armor, shoes, and other various costume craft items, as well as dyeing, distressing or otherwise manipulating fabric and clothing as needed to help achieve a complete aesthetic look specific to the needs of each Pioneer Theatre Company main stage and U of Utah Theatre Dept. productions.


Essential Functions

1.Preparing and treating fabric and costumes by dyeing, painting, airbrushing stenciling, and distressing.

2.Creating or altering hats, crowns, or other headwear to coordinate with the costumes.

3.Various craft work including the construction of armor, leather dyeing, shoe painting and repair, Dance rubber, Jewelry creation and repair, etc. to coordinate with the costumes.

4.Communication with the hair and make-up department for the purpose of properly fitting hats.

5.May perform fine hand sewing to repair antique costumes and hats, change details such as adding trims, buttons, appliques, etc.

6.Assists in cleaning of work space and restocking of supplies in order to keep work area orderly.

7.May assist in the shopping for supplies and inventory needed for a particular production.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications

A minimum of three years of sewing experience using various types of sewing machines and hand work; a knowledge in textiles, dying, scheduling, and theatrical design; excellent oral and written communications skills; and an ability to work in a detail and deadline-oriented environment required. A commitment to the service excellence concept also required.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


A minimum of three years of professional millinery/crafts experience is preferred for this position as well as proficiency in hand sewing and using various domestic and industrial sewing machines and sergers. Qualified applicants should be proficient in various hat making techniques, textiles, period styles, fabric manipulation, dyeing, painting, stenciling, distressing, dance rubber application, and minor shoe repair. Strong communication skills and an ability to work in a detail and deadline-oriented environment is required. Applicants with additional experience in pattern / drape drafting and theatrical stitching are preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Please email resume and portfolio to Phillip Lowe:

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.