Costume Shop Manager

Penn State University

Penn State Altoona
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Vice President For Commonwealth Campuses - Penn State Altoona
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Penn State Altoona seeks to hire a part-time Costume Shop Assistant. Duties include: Under the supervision of the Theatre and Gallery Manager, plans, manages and supervises the operation of a costume shop in the division of Arts and Humanities. The Costume Shop Manager is responsible for the planning, construction, maintenance and storage of costumes for all division programs. With designer, meets all production deadlines. Attend all production meetings. Plans the operation of the costume shop for the entire season of programming. Assists with the management and controls on costume budgets for all productions. Constructs, alters, repairs, cleans and maintains storage of costumes. Constructs or purchases wigs and theatrical make-up. Purchases fabric, notions and used clothing for costume shop adhering to production budget. Coordinates borrowing/rental/pick up of all out of house costumes. Oversees inventory of costumes and materials. Coordinates space usage for cast dressing needs. Oversees production running crews for costume changes required during rehearsals and performances. Oversees and inventories donations of clothing and materials to costume shop. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of theater production operations and procedures. Knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of costume construction. Knowledge of various eras and appearance of vintage clothing. Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles. Skill in making patterns, cutting, draping, sewing, dying and fitting costumes. Ability to effectively communicate. Work flexible hours. Minimum Qualifications: Three years experience in costume design, construction, alteration and repair; or, seven years experience in a costume shop engaged in costume design, construction, alteration and repair; or, any equivalent combination of experience, training. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver`s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088