Stitcher (TEMPORARY)

Washington DC
Jul 11, 2018
Nov 06, 2018
Full Time

*We are hiring for talented Seasonal Stitchers this Summer/Fall!

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.


  • 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.

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