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Vacancy for Shop Manager at Muhlenberg College in the USA

Vacancy for Shop Manager at Muhlenberg College in the USA

Country: USA
City: Allentown, PA
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Apply for Vacancy for Shop Manager at Muhlenberg College in the USA. The deadline for this job is 31st August 2021.


Muhlenberg College is a highly selective, private, four-year residential, liberal arts college offering baccalaureate and graduate programs. With an enrollment of approximately 2,200 students, Muhlenberg College is dedicated to shaping creative, compassionate, collaborative leaders through rigorous academic programs in the arts, humanities, business, natural sciences and social sciences; as well as pre-professional programs in law, health and theology; and progressive workforce-focused post-baccalaureate certificates and master’s degrees. Additionally, as part of eastern Pennsylvania’s scenic Lehigh Valley, Allentown is a diverse city of 122,000, located just 60 miles north of Philadelphia and 90 miles west of New York City. Likewise, along with Bethlehem and Easton, the region is home to a vibrant arts scene, a nationally unique parks system, and a rich blend of cuisine and diverse restaurants.


  • Oversee costume shop staff:
  • Manage deadlines and workflow of productions,
  • In consultation with the cutter/draper, assign construction and alteration tasks to staff members,
  • Assign other work/tasks as needed.
  • Moreover, maintain a clean, organized and safe work environment.
  • Maintain shop and costume production budgets.
  • Also, manage, order, track, and maintain shop materials.
  • Order production specific materials as requested by the costume designer.
  • Likewise, be responsible for tracking and reconciling corporate credit card purchases.
  • Maintain and schedule service on equipment (sewing, iron, dress forms etc).
  • Schedule measurements and fittings for performers.
  • Furthermore, attend production, department, and staff meetings.
  • Meet with costume designers (and faculty mentor, if applicable) to discuss designs, shop schedule, and resources and budget.
  • Meet with the design/tech faculty regarding the mentorship of student designers.
  • Similarly, schedule and attend shop staff designers’ presentations and meet with the costume designers (and faculty mentor, if applicable) as needed.
  • Attend tech rehearsals and take notes for costume designers.
  • Furthermore, coordinate rentals as needed for productions.
  • Pickup/return rental items.
  • In consultation with the Wardrobe, Crafts and Stock Coordinator, organize and oversee the costume strike including, but not limited to, laundry, dry cleaning, restoration, and rental returns.
  • Additionally, stitch and alter costumes as needed.
  • Attend and assist with fittings as needed.
  • Likewise, other duties as assigned.

Skills and Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. BA or BFA in theatre preferred.
  • 3-5 years’ professional experience in relevant costume production and shop management.
  • Also, demonstrated experience with sewing, pattern making, creating, and alteration of stage costumes.
  • Understanding of professional practice in theater costumes, including accurately estimating labor and time needs for specific design proposals.
  • Likewise, excellent diplomacy and problem-solving skills, even in the face of adversity.
  • Proficiency and experience in maintaining and troubleshooting costume equipment.
  • Furthermore, experience serving a varied, diverse population (prospective and current students, faculty, staff, subscribers, and visitors, etc.)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Additionally, ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative to see projects through to completion.
  • Supervisory experience is a plus.
  • Willingness to embrace the department’s culture and to be a mentor and teacher to students.
  • Similarly, demonstrated initiative, patience and confidentiality while working in an environment subject to frequent interruptions and changing conditions.
  • Organized and self-motivated, able to independently and as part of a collaborative team to manage expectations and competing priorities of multiple constituencies simultaneously.
  • Likewise, successful completion of background checks, including but not limited to education and national criminal background.

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Type of Opportunity Academic Job
Deadline31 August,2021
Company NameMuhlenberg College
CityAllentown, PA



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