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Job Title: Draper
Department: Washington National Opera
Job Type: Full-Time, Regular
Duties:
This position will pattern, construct, fit, alter, and refurbish costumes for all WNO productions, galas, concerts, and events. Monitor the efficient and professional executive of work performed in the Costume Workroom.

Responsibilities Include:

Create costume construction schedules and timelines in conjunction with the Senior Costume Studio Coordinator and Costume Crafts Supervisor; coordinate general costume maintenance needs within the season work schedule.

Instruct and supervise workroom staff in the construction and alteration of costumes.

Provide a safe and comfortable working environment for all staff and volunteers, ensuring that equipment and supplies are properly maintained and that the workplace is clean and organized; keep informed about industry standards and new products.

Measure and assign costumes for all rented and remounted productions and determine a course of action with the Senior Costume Coordinator for any difficult fitting issues.

Conduct costume fittings for performers in each production and ensure that every performer is reasonably comfortable in the costume.
Education/Experience/Skills
Bachelor’s Degree in theater or comparable professional experience, with training in costume design, production, patternmaking, and tailoring.Costume pattern making, construction, and history. Draping and tailoring of men’s and women’s clothing.

Closing Date: 30-Jul-14
To Apply:
Submit cover letter and resume including salary requirements. Telephone inquiries will not be accepted. Qualified minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EOE