Title: Cutter/Draper

Term of Employment: Seasonal, Hourly

Schedule: Full Time, start/end dates vary by production 

Department: Costume

Salary: $21.50—$22.95 per hour

Posting Date: January 2022

Application Deadline: March 1, 2022

Reports To: Costume Shop Supervisor

Mission Statement

Broadway Sacramento is committed to the presentation of quality theatrical productions to enrich the cultural life of the greater Sacramento region, the state of California, the United States and the international community. The goals of the organization are to preserve and expand the American musical theatre as an art form by educating new audiences and nurturing aspiring artists.

Overall Responsibility

Collaborate with the Costume Designer to build and alter costumes for each assigned production.

Key Relationships

  • Costume Shop Supervisor
  • Costume Designers & Design Assistants
  • First Hands & Stitchers

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop patterns and cut fabrics for necessary costume builds.
  • Instruct and supervise the First Hand and Stitchers on the proper assembly of each costume.
  • Determine and mark the necessary alterations of each costume piece in collaboration with the Costume Designer during costume fittings. 
  • Prepare and distribute costume notes to the Stitchers based on priority and ability.
  • Ensure costumes notes are completed in accordance to deadlines such as fittings, dress rehearsals and opening performance.
  • Oversee Stitcher workflow, progress, and quality.
  • Attend dress rehearsals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Extensive experience in costume construction and pattern development.
  • Ability to translate a costume sketch into component parts.
  • Working knowledge of costume materials including historical references and modern availabilities.
  • Ability to teach new or different stitching techniques to Stitchers as needed.
  • Ability to act as a team leader by effectively giving clear directions and encouraging questions with patience and clarity.
  • Ability to plan ahead and anticipate potential setbacks.
  • Ability to calmly and succinctly resolve conflict and crisis.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, efficiency, prioritization, and multi-tasking.
  • Excellent communication skills and collaborative attitude. 
  • Strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. 
  • Working knowledge of safety standard and implementation. 
  • Ability to prioritize and self-motivate. 
  • Ability to set a standard of excellence and inspire a sense of group responsibility among team members.
  • Ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment that requires working under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work long shifts and overtime hours while maintaining a positive and collaborative attitude. 
  • Remain calm under stress; deescalate when appropriate. Able to regulate emotions and rise above the emotions of others. Have the interpersonal awareness to read a situation and the needs of those involved. 
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, efficiency, prioritization, and multi-tasking.
  • Excellent communication skills and collaborative attitude. 
  • Demonstrates behavior showing a 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.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to remain in a stationery position for long periods of time

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. It is 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. 

About Broadway Sacramento

Broadway Sacramento is Northern California’s premiere producer and presenter of musical theatre, and the largest nonprofit musical theatre in California. Since the inception of Broadway At Music Circus in 1951 under an open-air, circus-style big top, Broadway Sacramento has grown to become the most successful nonprofit performing arts organization in Northern California. Between Broadway At Music Circus and Broadway On Tour, Broadway Sacramento entertains over 250,000 patrons every year.

Broadway Sacramento is committed to creating an equitable, inclusive, and accessible environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.