JOB TITLE: Costume Graduate Staff Assistant
DEPARTMENT: University of Washington Drama
Purpose and scope:
The Costume Shop GSA student(s) is (are) responsible for assisting the designer and costume shop staff in the completion of the School of Drama productions and shop activities.
- Assists in all aspects of costume production.
- Sews, either by machine or hand, the costumes assigned.
- Manages time effectively on each sewing project.
- Communicates with other team members concerning problems and their possible solutions.
- Interpret and implement costume crafts projects incuding hats, jewelry, footwear, armor, foam structures, puppets, masks, belts, fans, and purses.
- Plans and executes the dyeing and painting of fabric.
- Purchase materials either locally or other wise for productions.
- Borrow and / or return borrowed items from other theaters.
- Assist in maintaining costume stockrooms and rental / loan program.
- Maintain wig / hair for productions.
- Assists in cleaning the workroom and machines.
- Attend weekly shop meetings.
- Performs duties as assigned.
JOB TITLE: Costume 211 / Wardrobe crew supervisor
Drama 211 Lab
This job should manage 6 hours per week.
- Works with the instructor from an assigned syllabus to prepare and teach the Drama 211 Lab classes.
- Clean up and restocks after each lab class.
- Assists in providing grading information and evaluation of student work.
- Maintains and verifies an attendance log.
- Makes recommendations to the instruction as to discipline actions.
- Performs duties as assigned.
Drama 290-1-2 Wardrobe Crew Supervisor
This job should manage up to 114 hours of Wardrobe and dress rehearsal prep for each production. During this time the ASE should:
- Prepare printed training materials and calendars.
- Assist in costume load in
- Create a costume change and dress plot.
- Coordinate the maintenance of costumes during the performance period
- Read the script or attends a final run through.
- Verify items and labels for each piece on the rack with the Crew Head
- Polish shoes
- Set up the sewing repair kit
- Pull extra clothing items as needed
- Assist with load over and back of costumes
- Organize the pull items and check in
- Schedule the laundry and maintenance schedule
- Supervise the Run Crew and Crew Head
- Facilitate quick changes and all costume changes
This job should manage 6 hours per production for strike and restock. During this time the ASE should:
- Organize and move the costumes to be returned to the shop
- Do the laundry and hand wash items with the strike assistance
- Check all pockets of items to be dry cleaned
- Put the dry clean items in a plastic bag and label. Complete an inventory of items
- Spray and restock shoes
- Restock accessories
- Clean the wigs, brush, and braid after dry
- Restock dry cleaned items when returned.
Costume Shop ASEs
|Assigned course, lab, or research project (if applicable)||Costume Shop GSA|
|Faculty member or supervisor to whom the ASE will report||Josie Gardner, costume shop manager
(206) 543-5246, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Procedures used for evaluation (if any)||
Approximately mid-quarter you will be evaluated by your supervisor on:
You will receive a copy of this evaluation. Re-appointment is dependent on satisfactory job performance.
A total of 220 hours for the quarter.
As arranged with supervisor
|The maximum number of students for which the ASE will be responsible||NA|
|Office hours (if applicable)||NA|
|Training programs (if applicable)||As arranged with supervisor.|
|Work location||Drama Costume Shop, 135 Hutchinson Hall, UW Campus|