Men's Cutter/Draper

Men's Cutter/Draper

PURPOSE: 
Responsible for costume construction and fitting.

EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION:
Any Combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying. Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:

  • 2 years experience as a Cutter/Draper in a fully producing Costume Shop

PREREQUISITE SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS:

  • Knowledge of: principles and practices of construction of stage costumes and period costume cutting
  • Experience with supervision of staff
  • Ability to work with creative teams and performers using creative and artistic judgment in order to satisfy the artistic needs of the production
  • Ability to plan workloads and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently; prioritize tasks; and exercise good judgment and initiative
  • Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities successfully
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively

 ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Works with creative teams and performers, independently utilizing creative ability and artistic judgment while successfully interpreting costume designs for new productions and to maintaining the artistic integrity of previously mounted productions
  • Creates patterns for garments from costume designs by draping or flat patterning
  • Fits assigned costume pieces and supervise set-up and completion of alterations
  • Supervises the construction of new costumes
  • Manages and directs a team of Assistant Cutter and 3-6 stitchers, planning work assignments to ensure that work assigned is completed in a timely manner, meeting all deadlines
  • Provides input for new costumes as to the materials for understructures, and   suitability of fabric choices and interpretation of sketches

 

 

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
E-mail required job application, cover letter and résumé with salary requirements directly to employment@sfopera.com or fax to (415) 634-0203.  No phone calls please. San Francisco Opera only retains résumés that are sent in response to specific, posted job openings.

 

Qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for this position in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

SAN FRANCISCO OPERA IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY OF STAFF

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