Job #5435

Job Type Full Time
Location New Haven, Connecticut
Field Costume Design and Technology
Post Date Sep 15, 2023
Salary $33.17/hr.

David Geffen School of Drama at Yale/Yale Repertory Theatre seeks a highly motivated and positive individual to join our staff as a Tailor/Draper.

Some responsibilities include:
• Collaborates with Costume Designer to interpret costume renderings, discussing possible materials and methods to achieve designs.
• Creates unique patterns using flat-patterning and draping techniques.
• Supervises the work of first hands, stitchers, and students, while ensuring and participating in constructing a wide range of complex and specialized costumes and craft pieces.
• Fits costumes on a wide range of actors.
• Uses a variety of complex and specialized tools, processes, materials, and equipment.
• Attends appropriate meetings and rehearsals.
• Assists in maintaining the safety and efficiency of all costume shop operations.
• Prioritizes and performs maintenance and repair of costume shop, tools and equipment.
• Works occasional nights, weekends, and holidays.

This position reports to the YRT/DGSD Costume Shop Manager. Compliance with Yale University and Yale Repertory Theatre COVID-19 policies is required. Details can be found at https://covid19.yale.edu/
Rate is $33.17/hour, overtime-eligible after 37.5 hours per week. This is a recurring, seasonal position from approximately mid-August through mid-May. Preferred start date of January 3, 2024.

Application review will begin Sept. 25th, 2023. https://bit.ly/83531BR or search “Careers at Yale,” then select Search Jobs (external) with keyword Drama.


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