Costume Technician

Description:

*Relocation assistance is available*

The Costume Technician is a member of the Production Department at TheatreSquared. As needed they will also be assigned to work with the other areas of production as well as assigned to work on run crews. Between productions, Costume Technicians can expect to be working on organizational, maintenance, and repair projects. Costume Technicians may also be assigned to work with other departments and divisions at TheatreSquared including but not limited to: Events, Facilities, Company Management, and Community Experience.

This position reports to the Costume Shop Manager. This technician will primarily work in the costume shop, building and preparing costumes for each production. This position is also expected to join wardrobe crews for productions as needed.

As a key artist helping create shows that allow audience members to think beyond their lived experiences—and as a positive, collaborative member of an inclusive workforce—this position will help TheatreSquared answer the question, “How can a theatre be an agent of social change—helping foster a community that is fundamentally more equitable?”


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Primarily work in the costume shop, reporting to the costume shop manager.
Work in other areas of production as needed including scenery, costumes, lighting, etc.
Attend technical and dress rehearsals, previews and other rehearsals and performances as needed.
Maintain a safe, healthy, and clean work/shop environment.
Uphold the policies and procedures outlined in TheatreSquared’s Employee Handbook.
Professionally represent TheatreSquared to outside personnel including visiting artists, patrons, and rental clients.


QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS

Previous experience working for a theatre or entertainment venue. Experience working in a regional theatre is preferred.
Strong candidates may have a particular focus in one area of production, but will have an understanding and willingness to work in other areas. (Ex: Primarily a scenic carpenter, but also familiar hanging and focusing lights)
Possess a desire to continue learning new subjects and techniques.
A willingness to adapt to a very flexible work schedule.
Some focuses may require the ability to repeatedly lift, push, or maneuver up to 50lbs either alone or with assistance. May need to work at heights at times (ladders, personnel lift, catwalks).


DESIRABLE SKILL SETS

Strong candidates will have a proficiency in costume construction and crafts.
Previous experience and comfort in some of the areas below:
Sewing (hand stitching and machine)
Wardrobe
Wig styling
Hair and Make-up
Scenic Painting
Carpentry
Crafting and Sculpting
Theatrical Lighting
Theatrical Audio


COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

Compensation is commensurate with experience. Position is non-exempt and may be offered as full or part-time with an hourly rate of $15-$16/hr.

Full-time position benefits include health; dental; paid time off; relocation assistance; paid parental leave; professional development; employer-sponsored long-term and short-term disability; $100,000 in employer-sponsored term life insurance; and voluntary 401(k).

Part time position benefits include flexible scheduling; holiday pay; paid time off; allotted show tickets; access to the company employee assistance program; and the opportunity to regularly experience live theatre.


TO APPLY

To apply, submit a cover letter, employment resume, and references by visiting theatresquared.bamboohr.com/jobs/.

TheatreSquared celebrates diversity and commits to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our goal is to remove barriers to employment that are faced by racialized groups and encourage applicants of all genders, abilities, and ethnic, socio-economic, religious, and educational backgrounds. TheatreSquared believes that a team with a variety of perspectives and skills is critical to our growth as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

Please note: All interviews at this time will be held via video service (Google, Zoom, etc.)


THEATRESQUARED MISSION

We believe that theatre—done well and with passion—can transform lives and communities. At the theatre, in schools and online, we create remarkable performances; broaden access; foster empathy, equity and cohesion; and gather with one another around art, conversation, food and other shared experiences in a welcoming, inclusive space.


ABOUT THEATRESQUARED & NORTHWEST ARKANSAS

Now in its 16th season, TheatreSquared’s challenging, heartfelt, and intimate productions reach 60,000 patrons each year, including more than 20,000 students and their teachers. T2 fills a crucial niche in the region’s cultural landscape as the only year-round, producing professional theatre within a 150-mile radius, operating on an annual budget of $7 million. TheatreSquared employs trained artists from across the country to create its 330 annual performances and is contracted with Actors' Equity Association. The theatre is also Arkansas’s home for professional playwrights, developing scripts through the Arkansas New Play Festival in Fayetteville and Bentonville and producing new works and world premieres each year. TheatreSquared’s architecturally significant, 50,000-square-foot, two-venue permanent home was completed in 2019. For details on the facility, visit ournextstage.org.

Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas were ranked 8th by US News and World Report in its 2021 "Best Places to Live in the US.” Located in the scenic Ozarks and offering a low cost of living and high quality of life, this vibrant metro area recently surpassed the half-million population mark and is home to the headquarters of Fortune 100 companies including Walmart Stores, J.B. Hunt, Tyson, and peer world-class cultural institutions such as Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

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