Job no: 496538
Position type: part-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Academic Affairs, Other
The Assistant Costumer, within the department of Theatre and Dance, is a part-time, 30 hours per week, 34 week position during the 2020/2021 academic year (beginning August 17, 2020 and ending May 31, 2021).
The Assistant Costumer is self-motivated, responsible, and highly creative. The individual in this role must be able to work creatively and independently to produce successful costume designs for theatre and dance productions. This position is intended for talented college graduates seeking to pursue costume design as a career and who wish to gain more experience in preparation for graduate school or further professional work and develop their portfolio.
Primary duty is to perform all responsibilities of the assistant costume designer for theatre and dance productions including all steps needed to produce successful costume designs for the stage. These steps include but are not limited to: independent research; participating in design and production meetings; close collaboration with faculty, professional staff, and students; creative paperwork based on script analysis; sourcing materials; planning and creating costumes through patterning, cutting, sewing, and crafting; participating in rehearsals and dress rehearsals; participate in costume laboratory hours; assisting the faculty costume designer and professional staff costume shop manager; periodic local travel and occasional out of the area travel to purchase fabric and supplies for productions; and transportation of costumes between several locations on campus, sometimes on a daily basis. Creative opportunities are available for portfolio development, design, and strengthening of skills under the guidance of department faculty and professional staff.
- Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre or related field
- Basic skills in costume design, patterning, cutting, sewing, and crafting
- Valid drivers license
- Professional costume experience
Ability of lift 40 pounds and work from a ladder.
Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.
Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.
Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.
The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.
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