Costume Shop Manager/Lecturer
Deadline for Applications is 5/23/2021

Code: 17145 Posted: 04/29/2021

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Position Title: Costume Shop Manager/Lecturer

Employment Type: Full time (9 month), Academic Staff, Non-Exempt

Reports To: The Costume Shop Manager/Lecturer will report to Chair of Theatre Arts.

Pay Range: $38,000 - $40,000

Essential Job Functions

The Theatre Arts Department is seeking to hire an Academic Instructional Staff position for Costume Lab Supervisor. This 9-month position is responsible for the management and oversite of the Theatre Department Costume Shop. This includes costume patterning, draping, and construction, assisting the Costume Designer with materials shopping, management of the build, necessary paperwork, and completion for all Theatre Department costumes. The Costume Lab Supervisor will not only supervise the day-to-day working of the Costume Lab, ensuring completion of theatrical costumes, they will also manage the organization of tools, equipment, and supplies along with the costume rentals, and organization and inventory of costume storage. This individual will also supervise and mentor students through shop work, and will teach THEA 133, Costume Craft each semester.

Key Job Responsibilities

• Supervision and scheduling of Theatre Department Costume Shop Assistants

• Determine personnel needs for each production and collaboratively create daily and weekly work plans

• Supervise and mentor Theatre Arts Department costume shop assistants and students filling academic laboratory hours in the costume lab in safe construction techniques and shop practices

• Maintain tools, equipment, materials, and shop organization

• Ensure tools, and equipment are in safe operating condition. Request replacement of tools and equipment when needed

• Keep inventory and stock of all necessary costume lab supplies and materials

• Keep workspaces and shop clean and organized for employees and students



• MFA, BFA, or BA in Costume Technology or related field

• Proven experience in professional costume patterning, draping  and construction

• Experience Supervising/Mentoring Student Workers

• Experience in Costume Shop Management or Related Field

Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details:

Total Compensation Estimator:

Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • CV/Resume
  • Names and contact information for 3 professional references

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Up to five portfolio samples

Review of Applications

Applications received by 11:59 p.m. Sunday May 23rd, 2021 are ensured full consideration. 

You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Laura Menarek
Available Until: 05/24/2021

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