Stitcher (Temporary)

Employer
The John F. Kennedy Center
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Apr 17, 2018
Closes
Apr 18, 2018
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
* We are hiring for Seasonal Stitchers this Summer/Fall 2017; this is a TEMPORARY position July 2017-May 2018* Construct, fit, alter, and refurbish costumes for all WNO productions, galas, concerts, and events. Contribute to the efficient and professional execution of work performed in the Costume Workroom. Duties and Responsibilities: Production 75% * Measure costumes for all rented and remounted productions as assigned. * Pre-alter and refurbish costumes prior to fittings as assigned. * Construct and alter costumes as instructed by the Draper and First Hand. * Complete notes from all costume fittings and dress rehearsals. * Maintain WNO quality standards. * Ensure that all work is completed accurately and on schedule. * Assist in the completion of post-production work on all costumes. * Assist the Draper or First Hand in costume fittings as needed. * Assist the Draper or First Hand at dress rehearsals as needed. Costume Studio Facility 10% * Contribute to a safe and comfortable working environment. * Maintain a clean and organized workspace. * Ensure that equipment and supplies are properly maintained. * Keep informed about industry standards and new products. Other 15% * Assist in the completion of costume stock projects as requested. * Assist with the organization and storage of all fabrics, trims, and supplies. * Set up and monitor volunteer projects as required. * Provide costume support for other company departments as necessary. * Other department needs as assigned by the Costume Director. Education/Experience * High School Diploma or equivalent with professional training in clothing construction. * Construction and tailoring of men's and women's clothing. Minimum Skills and/or Knowledge Required * Must be highly motivated and a self-starter * Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. * Working knowledge of costume history. * Working knowledge of various costume construction skills, including sewing, cutting, and tailoring. * Proficiency in the operation of all costume workroom equipment. * Basic knowledge of workroom equipment maintenance. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is a world premier performing arts organization and our nation's cultural center. Diversity is a critical component of our mission, vision, and values. Our staff exhibits a wide variety of perspectives and experiences which enable us to foster and strengthen an environment of diversity and inclusion. SDL2017

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