The primary responsibility of the Cutter/Draper in the creation of costumes, interpretations of original design work and custom patterning based on the deadlines and all facets of the construction process for costumes as well as alterations, fittings, and maintenance of pulled or rented clothing items.
The Cutter/Draper works with the Costume Shop Manager to meet construction and fitting deadlines, may assist in other costume production areas as directed by the needs of the production; attend rehearsals as required and work with the designers to meet artistic goals. The Cutter/Draper may act as the supervisory designee for the Costume Shop Manager as deemed necessary.
Duties Discuss assigned designs with Designer and Costume Shop Manager Works as liaison between Designer and Costume Shop within the financial and time constraints to maintain artistic intent Serves at the communication link for designers, Costume Shop Manager, and staff Calculates yardage estimates and needs (notions, zippers, etc.) for each costume Instructs the first hand and stitchers on the accurate construction of costumes Performs drafting or draping of costume pieces for rendered designs Tailors or alters costumes as needed Supervises and/or attends fittings of constructed or pulled costumes Assists in the restocking or reorganization of costume warehouse and other storage areas Attends rehearsals, dress rehearsals and preview performances to take necessary costume notes, as needed Attends costume shop meetings Cleans and maintains equipment Stocks and monitors shop supplies Maintains a safe, healthy, and clean work/shop environment Performs other related work as required
Qualifications Working knowledge of all aspects of theatre production Knowledge of textiles and costume history Thorough understanding of the costume design and construction processes and all the related aspects of the overall theatre production process Specialized training or experience with tailoring, altering and original pattern creation Strong organizational and budgeting skills Ability to work productively under time pressures and meet deadlines Excellent communication skills, written, verbal, and visual Valid MN driver's license and access to a vehicle for making business related purchases for the costume shop
Internal Number: 334133
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