Job Information

University of Utah Costume Shop Assistant Director in Salt Lake City, Utah

Details

Open Date 08/15/2022

Requisition Number PRN31872B

Job Title Spv, Costume Shop & Res De

Working Title Costume Shop Assistant Director

Job Grade D

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00723 - Virginia Tanner Creative Dance

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 36000 to 42000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

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, and theatrical design required. Excellent oral and written communication skills; the ability to work in a detail- and deadline-oriented environment; and a commitment to service excellence also required. A Master of Fine Arts in Costume Design is preferred.

Responsibilities

Maintains files of resources necessary for ordering supplies for the costume area. The file contains both local (Salt Lake City) and nation wide vendors. Coordinates the needs of the individual productions by working directly with guest and staffed artists. Attends 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 completions is possible in the time allowed or 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, makes recommendations and responds to inquiries concerning costumes for current or upcoming productions. Attends dress rehearsals for all productions and makes minor alterations as requested by the dancers or the program director. Along with costume shop director, acts as the costume designer in making artistic decisions. Communicates and interbreeds the vision of the director into workable costume renderings. Reads the script and analyzes the needs of the performance in what costumes are needed and how many different changes each dancer will need in the course of the production. 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. 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.

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Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

801-581-8365

oeo@utah.edu

Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

For more information: https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu (%20employment@utah.edu) or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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