Costume Crafts Artisan

Title: Costume Crafts Artisan

Term of Employment:  Hourly

Schedule: Per Season Schedule

Department: Costume

Reports To: Head of Costume Crafts, Costume Shop Supervisor

Supervises: Interns

Consults With: Costume Designers, Costume Designer Assistants, and Production Manager

Overall Responsibility

Under the direction of the Head of Costume Crafts, facilitate the preparation, construction, and implementation of the costume craft designs for all productions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Modify and/or build items such as hats, jewelry, armor, shoes, belts, assorted leather goods, masks, crowns, and specialty wigs in consultation with other craft artisans.
  • Dye fabric, as needed.
  • Measure and record dye pigments and ingredients when dying costumes.
  • Dye, paint, and distress costumes when needed.
  • Perform other responsibilities as designated by the Head of Costume Crafts.


  • B.A. in Theatre or Studio Arts or equivalent experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of costume construction, periods, and terminology.
  • Experience in all areas of costume crafts, including-but not limited to-millinery, leatherwork, jewelry, shoe construction, and repair.
  • Working knowledge of costume craft materials including historical references and modern availabilities.
  • Competence in hand sewing and use of sewing machine.
  • Working knowledge of leather paints, solvents, and adhesives.
  • Strong knowledge of fabric dyes, fabric treatments, and fabric composition.
  • Working knowledge of safety standard and implementation.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, efficiency, prioritization, and multi-tasking.
  • Ability to prioritize and self-motivate.
  • Ability to calmly and succinctly resolve conflict.
  • A proven problem-solver with ability to work well under pressure in an environment that requires working under tight deadlines.
  • Possess a collaborative nature and can-do attitude.
  • Ability to remain in a stationery position for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift up to 40lbs to a height of 3-4 feet.
  • Strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Perform work in a manner that is consistent with that commitment. Interrupt behaviors that hinder diversity and inclusion efforts.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

If you wish to apply for this position please carefully read and follow application instructions. All documents must be in Word or PDF format. Only complete applications will be considered. No phone calls please. Seasonal positions run from May through August.

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter via the form below. Deadline to apply is March 15.