Full-time, BJU, Inc., Benefitted

Fine Arts Costume/Seamstress

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POSITION SUMMARY: Construct or alter costumes and accessories for University productions. Work as a costume dresser for productions.


  • Sew, either by machine or hand, costumes assigned.
  • Pattern, either digitally or by hand, for custom costume designs as needed.
  • Manage time effectively on each sewing project.
  • Work with/teach students on alteration projects.
  • Assist with maintaining work areas, including sewing machinery as necessary to keep work moving effectively.
  • Work as a team to problem solve and create together.
  • Move costumes in and out of dressing rooms for each production.
  • Perform routine performance wardrobe duties, such as backstage dresser, dressing room changes assistant, resetting dressing. rooms, doing any laundry or repairs needed between performances.
  • Assist with organization of fabric and costumes for clean up and inventory.


  • The ideal candidate may possess professional experience in clothing construction or theater costuming.
  • Associate or Bachelor's degree in costume/garment construction, or related field would be helpful.
  • Expertise in flat pattern making. Digital pattern making skills would be helpful.
  • Demonstrated experience in costume/clothing construction.
  • Demonstrated experience in a variety of hand sewing techniques.
  • Demonstrated experience in a variety of machine sewing techniques.
  • Ability to operate with skill a variety of sewing machines including but not limited to: domestic straight and zig-zag machines and over-lock/serger machines.
  • Effective personal time management.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Walking up and down stairs during productions.

Required Education: Associate's Degree
Required Experience: One to two years related experience
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