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Costume Technology Supervisor

Apply now Job no: 497971
Work type: Part-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus
Categories: Non-Instructional Academic Staff

Working Title: Costume Technology Supervisor
Official Title: Artist
Employment Class: Non Instructional Academic Staff
FTE: .60
Compensation: Starting at $22.56/hour
FLSA Status:  non-exempt
Terms of Employment:  academic year, fixed term terminal 
Position Summary:
Directs the planning, operation, and supervision of the costume shop including the cutting and
construction of costumes for all productions and/or supervision of costume shop personnel; and
supervises alterations, purchasing, and rentals of costumes for each production and assists with
technical and dress rehearsals.
  • Oversees the daily operations of the costume shop including maintaining paperwork and budget, scheduling personnel, and fittings
  • May develop and manage the budget including the ordering and purchasing of materials and equipment
  • May supervise, train, and mentor personnel (skilled and unskilled labor) and/or students in costume construction.
  • Designs, constructs, alters, and fits costumes according to production needs.
  • Monitors and instructs personnel and students in the safe handling of costume shop equipment.
  • Organizes and ensures the cleanliness and maintenance of the costume shop, equipment, and costume pieces.
  • Collaborates with production staff to rig costumes in order of appearance/need or for quick changes.
  • Attends rehearsals as needed
Required: Knowledge of costume technology
Experience in pattern making, Draping, Cutting and Historical Costume Construction
Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
Degree in Theatre
Experience in costume shop supervision is preferred
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

Letter of Intent, Resume, Contact information for three references 


For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

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Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by October 30, 2020 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

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AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

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All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

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All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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Reasonable Accommodations

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, UW Oshkosh will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action, (920) 424-1166 or