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


Open Date 06/11/2018

Requisition Number PRN17443B

Job Title Theatrical Costume Technician

Working Title Theatrical Costume Technician

Job Grade B

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

8-5 m-f 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

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Constructs, in a structured period of time, any number of costumes from historical period to the present day including imaginary and visionary characters created by the designer. Creates hats, jewelry, armor, shoes, etc., to achieve a complete visual picture for the designers, actors, directors, and the audience.


1. Constructs the costumes by stitching together the cut out parts of the pattern using an industrial sewing machine and hand stitching.

2. Prepares and treats fabric by dyeing, painting or stenciling designs on the fabric to create different effects.

3. Constructs foundation garments sometimes using bone and medal to help in creating the correct silhouette for the period.

4. May perform millinery work in creating hats, crowns, or other headgear to coordinate with the costumes.

5. May perform craft work including any number of different tasks such as making armor, repairing shoes, creating jewelry, etc. to coordinate with the costumes.vMay go through the costume storage area pulling costume pieces that might be used or could be remade to work.

6. Alterations are made to existing costumes to fit the current actor. Often clothing can be purchased for a play and these must also be altered to fit the actor.

7. Many times a costume must look worn and/or dirty. This is done by painting in the stains or the wear, and occasionally breaking down the fabric.

8. Attends fittings to see that a costume fits an actor properly, and if not what needs to be changed or corrected.

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

10. Presses and spot-clean costumes using iron and cleaning fluid.

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

12. 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.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Email resume, and digital portfolio to

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.