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Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama

Props Master

he primary duty of the staff prop master is to perform, oversee and teach/mentor all theatrical properties activities in the School of Drama. This includes, but is not limited to: planning and executing the construction or procuring of all rehearsal and performance properties as determined by each production; maintenance and safety of all properties related stock, spaces, tools, and equipment; maintenance of lending relationships with outside vendors and reciprocal organizations; oversight of individual production and general school properties budgets; and training, supervision and evaluation of assigned support staff and students. Other responsibilities include mentoring/training/teaching assigned students and classes, providing a supervisory presence in the shops, and assisting with other facilities and/or production activities as necessary and available.

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The School of Drama seeks a Costumer/Draper with primary skills including flat patterning, draping and tailoring. Focus in women's wear preferred. The Costumer/Draper creates garments for productions, supervises students in the roles of first hands and stitchers, and serves as an on-site resource for student drapers and designers. The position requires the ability to quickly evaluate student’s capabilities and explain processes to those with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. Knowledge of costume machinery including but not limited to domestic and industrial sewing machines, sergers, industrial irons, steamers, walking foot, grommet, buttonhole, embroidery and patching machines is also necessary, along with an advanced knowledge of fabrics, garment interior construction materials, finishing methods and all construction materials necessary for superior construction of costumes. Applicants with a degree in Costume Design or Production are preferred, along with experience in a combination of professional and educational settings.

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