George Fox University - Staff and Administrator
  • 09-May-2018 to 20-Jun-2018 (PST)
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Newberg, OR, USA
  • DOE
  • Salary
  • Part Time
  • Staff Position


Position Overview

Provides oversight of costume elements for all university theatre productions; oversees construction and implementation of designs for costumes, hair and makeup, including management of costume facilities, promotion of a safe learning environment, teaching effective production techniques to work-study students and volunteers, management of budget, purchasing of materials and tools, and attendance at production meetings and dress rehearsals.


Primarily Responsibilities

  • Supervise and implement all costume, hair and makeup elements for three main-stage productions.
  • Establish and maintain production calendar with timelines for all costume, hair and makeup elements.
  • Determine best methods of costume construction to ensure timely, cost-effective, and highest quality productions.
  • Purchase, drape, and cut fabric. Develop patterns and technical flats as needed.
  • Hire, train, and supervise scene shop employees and novice student volunteers, teaching industry standards and safe construction techniques.
  • Provide hands-on support to student designers of costumes, hair, and makeup; provide support to makeup, costume crafts, and wig crews.
  • Supervise wardrobe and costumes at load-in, technical and dress rehearsals, and strike.
  • Purchase and maintain costume shop supplies and equipment.
  • Administer costume, hair and makeup budgets.
  • Maintain a clean and organized costume shop and storage spaces.
  • Coordinate use and return of costume inventory for on and off-campus groups.
  • Attend weekly meetings with production artistic staff, the design/tech faculty member and student costume-shop leadership.



  • Bachelor's degree in technical theatre or related field required; additional professional training (MFA in technical theatre or design) preferred.
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in costume construction.
  • Excellent understanding of stage costume construction standards, practices, and safety.
  • Competency in theatrical makeup, hair, and costume crafts.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage employees and/or volunteers and ensure shop safety.
  • Collaborative attitude and interest in working with students in a Christ-centered environment.


For Your Personal Well-Being We Offer:

  • A beautiful and peaceful campus environment with areas to walk and coffee shops and restaurants close by
  • A strong Christian vision and mission-led organization with opportunities for your growth and contributions
  • Wonderful Christian peers and a vibrant student population
  • Free Fitness Center membership
  • Free parking
  • Rich employee benefits


We invite you to Be Known at Oregon's Nationally Recognized Christian University!

George Fox has been transforming student lives for over 125 years.

Each day we look to broaden our future for generations to come.

We have alumni from 52 countries and all 50 states.

We invite you to become a steward of our dreams using your God-given gifts.

Our Purpose: To educate and inspire students to pursue God's calling.

 **This position is subject to close at any time, regardless of the date on the posting.


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