Job No: 497321 Position Type: part-time Location: Lewisburg, PA Categories: Other, Performing Arts, Theatre & Dance
The Assistant Costumer, within the department of Theatre and Dance, is a part-time, 30 hours per week, 39 week position during the 2023/2024 academic year (beginning mid-August 2023 and ending May 31, 2024). This position is eligible for limited University benefits.
The Assistant Costumer is self-motivated, responsible, and highly creative. The individual in this role must be able to work on a team to help produce successful costume designs for theatre and dance productions. This position is intended for early career costume designers and/or costume technicians seeking professional development including but not limited to portfolio building (design and technology) and costume studio management experience. In addition to being self-motivated, the assistant costumer will be mentored directly by the faculty costume designer and indirectly by the other department faculty and professional staff based on their individual goals.
Job Duties: Primary duty is to support the successful production of costume designs for both theatre and dance performances. This includes but is not limited to: Conducting independent research Participating in design and production meetings Collaborating with faculty, professional staff, and students; Creating and maintaining costume paperwork for productions; Sourcing materials; Building costumes through patterning, cutting, sewing, and crafting; Participating in tech and dress rehearsals as needed (may require work hours outside of regular day work); Participating in costume laboratory hours; Assisting the faculty costume designer and professional staff costume studio manager in supervising undergraduate workers in the costume studio; Traveling locally and occasionally out of area to source supplies and materials for productions; Transporting costumes between several locations on campus; and pulling and restocking costumes. Creative opportunities are available both in and out of the department as opportunities align with assistant costumer's abilities, goals, and the availability at the university at large. Complete other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications: - Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre or related field - Basic skills in costume design, patterning, cutting, sewing, and crafting - Valid drivers license Preferred Qualifications: - Professional costume experience Physical Demands: Though physical labor is expected in this role, what that is defined as will vary depending on the individual in this position. We encourage individuals of all abilities to apply.
Work Type: This is a part-time, staff non-exempt position.
This role is not budgeted for visa sponsorship at this time, all candidates must be authorized to work in the US at the time of submission of the application.
Salary Range: This is a part-time, staff non-exempt position, offering an $18/hour starting rate.
Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to): - flexible scheduling options determined by role; - medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options - an outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions) - generous paid time off, including vacation and sick time, a community service day, and 19 paid holidays (including two full weeks off for Winter Break!) - full-time and part-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for themselves. Additionally, full-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for their spouse/spousal equivalent and are eligible for various tuition programs for their children. Credit for full-time benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education will be applied to waiting periods. - a comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives - a myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card
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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.
Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America's best small towns. Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Thus, we seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts... to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.