Job Information

University of Utah Master Tailor in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/26/2021

Requisition Number PRN26220B

Job Title Master Tailor

Working Title Master Tailor

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

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 00072 - Pioneer Theatre Company

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 15.85 to 21.63

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at our location if they are healthy and without COVID -19 symptoms.


Confers with Designer to determine the appropriate type of material to use and the style and period of the costume to be produced. Purchases notions that go into the building of costumes for the individual productions. Draws individual patterns for each costume or alters existing costume patterns to fit the actor’s or actress’ measurements. Outlines patterns of costume parts on fabric and cuts fabric along outlines, using scissors. Assembles costumes, sewing padding to coat fronts, lapels, and collars to give them shape and joining costume parts with basting stitches, using needle and thread or sewing machine. Fits basted costume to the actor or actress and marks areas requiring alterations. Alters costumes and joins parts using needle and thread or sewing machine. Changes existing costumes by unpicking seams, removing embroidery, changing embroidery and design to form a new costume for another production. Performs hand stitching work to finish the costume, presses costume, and puts costume on the production costume rack. Performs emergency repair work needed on a costume to keep the performance running. Explains costume construction techniques to student workers to improve their capabilities.

Minimum Qualifications

Successful completion of an apprenticeship in tailoring, or the equivalency; three years of previous tailoring experience in a tailoring shop; the ability to take a rendering and produce a pattern from it; and oral and written communications skills required. The journeyman status is obtained by successful completion of a four year apprenticeship training program incorporating all aspects of garmet design, layout, cutting, sewing, and tailoring.


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


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( 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.