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  • Carole Parker
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 27, 2013
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      > From: Carol Wood
      > Date: February 26, 2013 4:59:54 PM PST
      >
      > Jobs at Cal Shakes!!!!
      >
      > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
      > From: Naomi Arnst <njarnst@...>
      > Date: Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 2:37 PM
      >
      > *California Shakespeare Theater is looking for 4 key employees for the 2013
      > season.*
      >
      > Season starts May 1st and build ends Oct 1st, Shows run until Oct 20th.
      >
      >
      > Below are Job Descriptions and Explanations.
      >
      > *1) **Costume Craftsperson*
      > * Part-time, Seasonal*
      >
      > Founded in 1974,* *Cal Shakes is an award-winning, nationally recognized
      > regional theater. Through seasonal productions of classics and new works at
      > our outdoor amphitheater, and in year-round community-based programs, Cal
      > Shakes expands access to the arts by fostering participatory approaches to
      > the artistic process and arts education.
      >
      > *Position Summary: *The *Costume Craftsperson* is part of Costume
      > Production Department for Cal Shakes main-stage productions. The Costume
      > Craftsperson is a seasonal position from May 1st to October 1st 2013*. *We
      > are looking for a well-rounded crafts person that has knowledge and
      > experience in Millinery, painting/dying, shoes, and other accessories as
      > well as stitching experience. This person should have a good knowledge of
      > various materials used in the craft shop as well as a good knowledge of
      > safety practices. This is a Challenging, rewarding position for a person
      > who wants to create the best show possible. This person should have
      > experience working in a professional theatrical costume shop.
      >
      > *Essential Duties and Responsibilities: *
      >
      > · Interprets and implements costume craft projects as designed by
      > the Costume Designer while communicating with the Costume Director and
      > Cutter. These items may include, but are not limited to : hats, jewelry,
      > foot ware, armor, masks, belts, fans, purses, puppets or special projects.*
      > *
      >
      > · Fabricates and fits the patterns for items through sculpting,
      > drafting and draping.**
      >
      > · Completes alterations on craft items as necessary.**
      >
      > · Considers actor safety, production needs and limitations when
      > executing costume pieces.**
      >
      > · Maintains Integrity of Costume Design through interpretation and
      > implementation of costume article.**
      >
      > · Yardage and supply estimates for all projects, may share fabrics
      > or production supplies with other departments.**
      >
      > · Manages time and safety in and effective manner.**
      >
      > · Performs other duties and production notes as assigned by Costume
      > Designer and or Costume Director.
      >
      > *REPORTS TO:* Costume Director
      >
      > *Essential Qualifications:* Candidates should enjoy working in a
      > results-oriented, creative, fast-paced environment. A successful candidate
      > will have:
      >
      > - A BA or equivalent degree from an accredited four-year college or
      > university
      > - College level design/technical costume degree or equivalent experience.
      > - Good interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
      >
      >
      > - Demonstrated sculptural and draping experience.
      > - Demonstrated experience with a variety of materials, including, but
      > not limited to: buckram, felt, leather, clay, foams, plastics, adhesives,
      > lacquers, paints, metal, vinyl and straw.
      > - Demonstrated ability in the use of power tools including, but not
      > limited to: drills, sanders, and band saws,
      > - Demonstrated experience in a variety of hand and machine sewing
      > techniques.
      > - Beading skills.
      > - The demonstrated ability in mold making and mask making techniques.
      > - Knowledge of painting and dyeing, and distressing techniques for the
      > stage.
      > - Knowledge of stage weaponry and rigging for the actors.
      >
      >
      > - Exceptional skills related to attention to detail, accuracy,
      > problem-solving, well-organized work flow with strong follow-through, and
      > time management
      > - Facility as both a collaborative team player and an independent,
      > self-motivated thinker and problem-solver
      > - Ability to work under pressure with poise, grace and diplomacy
      > - Able to meet strict deadlines
      > - A proactive, collaborative, and creative work ethic
      >
      >
      >
      > *SPECIAL ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:*
      >
      > § Occasional evening and weekend hours
      >
      > § Physically able to lift boxes, bolts of fabrics, and hanging costumes.
      >
      > § Must be able to climb and work on rolling ladders and push costume,racks.
      >
      > § Must be able to lift 25 lbs.
      >
      >
      > *Supervision: *The* **Costume Craftsperson* reports to the Costume Director
      >
      > *This is a part-time position* of approximately 20 hours per week. Seasonal
      >
      > * *
      >
      > *Please submit cover letter and resume to:*
      >
      > Naomi Arnst
      > Costume Director
      > California Shakespeare Theater
      > 701 Heinz Avenue
      > Berkeley, CA 94710
      >
      > *Email:** narnst@...* (using “Costume Craftsperson” in subject
      > line)
      >
      >
      >
      > California Shakespeare Theater is an equal opportunity employer. We have an
      > inclusive work environment and actively embrace a diversity of people,
      > ideas, talents and experiences.
      >
      > * *
      >
      > *2) **Costume Cutter/ Draper*
      >
      > * Full-time, Seasonal*
      >
      > Founded in 1974,* *Cal Shakes is an award-winning, nationally recognized
      > regional theater. Through seasonal productions of classics and new works at
      > our outdoor amphitheater, and in year-round community-based programs, Cal
      > Shakes expands access to the arts by fostering participatory approaches to
      > the artistic process and arts education.
      >
      > *Position Summary: *The *Costume Cutter/ Draper* is part of the Costume
      > Production Department for Cal Shakes main-stage productions.* *Costume
      > Cutter/Draper is a 40 hrs a week seasonal position from May 1st to October
      > 1st 2013. A hands-on position includes, but is not limited to: All aspects
      > of patterning, cutting and draping, as well as stitching as needed and
      > schedule allows. Supervising the construction, fitting, and altering of
      > specific costumes as designed by the Costume Designer, and under the
      > guidance of the Costume Director. This is a challenging, rewarding
      > position for a person who wants to create the best show possible. This
      > person should have experience working in a professional theatrical costume
      > shop. **
      >
      > *Essential Duties and Responsibilities:*
      >
      > - Collaborates and communicates effectively with all those involved in
      > the costume construction process including supervisors, designers,
      > assistant designers and workroom staff as well as guest artists.
      > - To create the costumes under the direction of the Costume Designer,
      > and Costume Director working form plans in any form the designer uses
      > (i.e.
      > sketch, research, or source material).
      > - Researches the period, style, and techniques necessary to complete the
      > costume within the Costume Designer’s guidelines, and under the
      > supervision
      > of the Costume Director.
      > - Maintains the integrity of the costume design through interpretation
      > of the sketch and /or research as well as maintaining overall standards,
      > through implementation of costume articles.
      > - Acts as a project leader for each assigned show piece, giving
      > direction, and instruction to other shop staff working on the piece.
      > - Motivates the shop staff toward completion of costumes through
      > production, rehearsal, previews, and openings.
      > - For each project creates an overall project plans, specifies
      > materials, and supplies needed and interfaces with other costume areas or
      > departments.
      > - Determines yardage of fabric, notions, and trim necessary to be
      > purchased for projects
      > - Recommends, supplies, tools and materials for general seasonal and
      > show specific inventory.
      > - Fabricates patterns, either by draping or flat patternmaking for made
      > to order garments.
      > - Attends fittings, and fits patterns, mockup and costume pieces on
      > actors. Corrects patterns and alters costumes as necessary.
      > - Considers actor safety, production needs and limitations when
      > executing costume pieces.
      > - Cuts or supervises the cutting of, all fabric for a costume from the
      > patterns created for projects.
      > - Will assist in taking actor measurements.
      > - Stitches by hand or machine as needed.
      > - Manages crew time and work flow. Supervises Stitchers and Interns on
      > made to order garments or accessories and fitting alterations. Works
      > closely with Costume Design Assistant, on organization timing, and
      > labeling.
      > - Attends technical rehearsals as necessary or assigned by Costume
      > Director.
      > - Participate in the upkeep and cleanliness of the workroom.
      >
      > *REPORTS TO:* Costume Director
      >
      > *Essential Qualifications:* Candidates should enjoy working in a
      > results-oriented, creative, fast-paced environment. A successful candidate
      > will have:
      >
      > - 2 years professional experience as a Draper and/or Tailor, or at least
      > 3 years professional experience as a first hand.
      > - A BA or equivalent degree from an accredited four-year college or
      > university.
      >
      > - Knowledge of and experience in a variety of costume construction
      > techniques. Good working knowledge of costume history.
      > - Understanding of period shape and how to adapt it into a theatrical
      > costume.
      > - A demonstrated proficiency in flat pattern making.
      > - A demonstrated proficiency in draping and the “sculptural” use of
      > materials.
      > - Good working knowledge of fabric types and uses.
      > - Knowledge of and experience in both men’s’ and ladies’ tailoring
      > techniques.
      > - Knowledge of and experience in a variety of costume construction
      > techniques.
      > - A proactive, collaborative, and creative work ethic.
      > - Good interpersonal, communication and organizational skills, and with
      > exceptional people skills.
      > - Tact and diplomacy regarding confidential information.
      > - Ability to work under pressure with poise, grace and diplomacy
      >
      > - Experience in managing a team of costume artisans.
      >
      > - Exceptional skills related to attention to detail, accuracy,
      > problem-solving, well-organized workflow with strong follow-through, and
      > time management.
      > - Excellent crew management skills including but not limited to: time
      > management, workflow management, and interpersonal and collaborative
      > communication skills.
      > - Extremely well organized and able to work effectively with deadlines.
      > Ability to multi-task, prioritize and reprioritize.
      > - Demonstrated experience in a variety of hand and machine sewing
      > techniques.
      > - Working knowledge and safe use of equipment and tools used in a
      > costume shop including but not limited to – industrial and specialty
      > sewing
      > machines, steam irons, steamers, and rotary blades.
      >
      > *SPECIAL ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:*
      >
      > - Occasional evening and weekend hours
      > - Theater is open-air with extended standing and walking on uneven
      > surfaces
      >
      > § Ability to stand at a table for long periods of time and kneel in
      > fittings.
      >
      > § Must be typically able to bend, kneel, balance, climb, stoop and
      > crouch on regular basis.
      >
      > - Ability to stand at a table for long periods of time and kneel in
      > fittings.
      > - Physically able to lift boxes, bolts of fabrics, and hanging
      > costumes.
      > - Must be able push costume racks.
      > - Must be able to lift 25 lbs.
      >
      > *Supervision: *The *Costume Cutter/ Draper* reports to the Costume Director
      >
      > *This is a full-time position* of approximately 40 hours per week, Seasonal.
      >
      > * *
      >
      > *Please submit cover letter and resume to:*
      >
      > Naomi Arnst
      > Costume Director
      > California Shakespeare Theater
      > 701 Heinz Avenue
      > Berkeley, CA 94710
      >
      > *Email:* narnst@... (using “Costume Cutter/ Draper Search” in
      > subject line)
      >
      >
      > *3)**Costume Design Assistant*
      >
      > * Full Time, Seasonal*
      >
      > Founded in 1974,* *Cal Shakes is an award-winning, nationally recognized
      > regional theater. Through seasonal productions of classics and new works at
      > our outdoor amphitheater, and in year-round community-based programs, Cal
      > Shakes expands access to the arts by fostering participatory approaches to
      > the artistic process and arts education.
      >
      > *Position Summary: *The *Costume Design Assistant* is part of the Costume
      > Production Department for Cal Shakes main-stage productions. The Costume
      > Design Assistant*, *is a* *seasonal position from May 1st to October
      > 1st, 2013. We are seeking an extremely well organized individual, able
      > to work effectively with deadlines. To help interpret and implement the Costume
      > Designer's vision, while communicating with the Costume Director, Stage
      > Management, Actors and Costume staff. This is a Challenging, rewarding
      > position for a person who wants to create the best show possible. This
      > person should have experience working in a professional theatrical costume
      > shop. **
      >
      > *Essential Duties and Responsibilities:*
      >
      > - Ability to multi-task, prioritize and reprioritize.
      > - Assists the designer with swatching, design research, and shopping
      > research for a production.
      > - Assists in shopping and making returns for a production
      > - Assists in locating and procuring costume rentals, and in billing and
      > returns.
      > - Keeps track of all purchasing activity and receipts that are
      > generated, and works with the Costume Director to stay current on budget
      > reports.
      > - Assists the shop with locating, taking, storing and distributing of
      > actor measurements.
      > - Prepare for, Set up and Attend fittings.
      > - Take, record and distribute fitting notes in a timely manner.
      > - Work with Designer, Costume Director and other production staff to
      > read and implement rehearsal notes on a daily basis.
      > - Participate in the upkeep and cleanliness of the fitting rooms, and
      > costume storage.
      > - Prepares alterations from fittings for stitchers and interns.
      > - Manages time, in an effective manner.
      > - Manage Costume Design Intern's time and skills.
      > - Attends meetings, rehearsals and technical rehearsals as necessary or
      > assigned by the Costume Director.
      >
      > *REPORTS TO:* Costume Director
      >
      > *Essential Qualifications:* Candidates should enjoy working in a
      > results-oriented, creative, fast-paced environment. A successful candidate
      > will have:
      >
      > - A BA or equivalent degree from an accredited four-year college or
      > university
      > - College level design/technical costume degree or equivalent experience.
      > - Good interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
      > - Experience in managing a team of costume artisans.
      >
      > - Ability to act as both a collaborative team player and an independent,
      > self-motivated thinker and problem-solver
      > - Exceptional people skills, with strong verbal and written
      > communication skills
      > - Well organized, and energetic, with the ability to work under pressure
      > with poise, grace and diplomacy.
      > - Able to meet strict deadlines
      > - A proactive, collaborative, and creative work ethic
      > - Company requires valid California driver’s license with good driving
      > record.
      > - Basic accounting knowledge (preferred).
      > - Proficiency in Word, Excel, Theatre Manager (or other donor database
      > packages) and web-based research**
      >
      > *SPECIAL ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:*
      >
      > § Occasional evening and weekend hours
      >
      > § Theater is open-air with extended standing and walking on uneven surfaces
      >
      > § Physically able to lift boxes, bolts of fabrics, and hanging costumes.
      >
      > § Must be able to climb and work on rolling ladders and push costume racks.
      >
      > § Must be able to lift 25 lbs.
      >
      > *Supervision: *The *Assistant Costume Designer* reports to the Costume
      > Director.
      >
      > *This is a full-time position* of approximately 40 hours per week, Seasonal.
      >
      > * *
      >
      > *Please submit cover letter and resume to:*
      >
      > Naomi Arnst
      > Costume Director
      > California Shakespeare Theater
      > 701 Heinz Avenue
      > Berkeley, CA 94710
      >
      > *Email:** narnst@... *(using “Costume Design Assistant Search”
      > in subject line)
      >
      >
      > *4) **Costume Wardrobe Lead*
      >
      > * Full-time, Seasonal*
      >
      > Founded in 1974,* *Cal Shakes is an award-winning, nationally recognized
      > regional theater. Through seasonal productions of classics and new works at
      > our outdoor amphitheater, and in year-round community-based programs, Cal
      > Shakes expands access to the arts by fostering participatory approaches to
      > the artistic process and arts education.
      >
      > *Position Summary: *The* Costume Wardrobe Lead *is part of the Costume
      > Production Department for Cal Shakes main-stage productions, working mostly
      > at the Bruns Amphitheater. The Wardrobe Lead is a seasonal position May
      > 20th to October 20th 2013.* *We are seeking a well-rounded costume
      > professional, with prior Costume and backstage experience. Extremely well
      > organized and able to work effectively with deadlines. Keeps costumes
      > looking their very best for the up-close audience in this unique proscenium
      > theater. A challenging, and rewarding position requires strong
      > organizational and people skills to work with actors and plan quick
      > changes. In addition good sewing skills for repairs and maintenance and
      > excellent knowledge of fabric and costume care. For a person who wants to
      > participate in creating the best show possible. At the same time, this
      > person should have experience working in a professional theatrical costume
      > department. **
      >
      > *Essential Duties and Responsibilities *
      >
      > - In charge of costumes and wardrobe workers during performances.
      > - The collaborative supervision of interns, with Costume Director and
      > Intern Coordinator.
      > - Maintains the integrity of the costume design as well as maintaining
      > the overall standards of the productions.
      > - Collaborates and communicates effectively with all those involved in
      > the costume production process including supervisors, designers,
      > assistant
      > designers and workroom staff as well as guest artists.
      > - Attends rehearsals as necessary or assigned by the Costume Director.
      > - Maintenance and care of the company’s costumes in the Main-stage
      > theater, including Laundry and coordination Dry Cleaning with the Costume
      > Administrative staff.
      > - Recommends, supplies, tools, and materials for general seasonal and
      > show specific inventory.
      > - Manages personnel safety and upholds wardrobe room safety protocols
      > and also participates in all required training.
      > - Participates in the upkeep and cleanliness of the dressing rooms,
      > wardrobe room and backstage areas.
      > - Shares in facilities lock-up and security procedures.
      > - Maintains costume digital archive, and show run paperwork.
      > - Works closely with Costume Design Assistant, on organization timing,
      > and labeling.
      > - Manages time in an effective manner.
      >
      > *REPORTS TO:* Costume Director**
      >
      > *Essential Qualifications:* Candidates should enjoy working in a
      > results-oriented, creative, fast-paced environment. A successful candidate
      > will have:
      >
      > - A BA or equivalent degree from an accredited four-year college or
      > university.
      > - Under graduate or graduate degree in costume design or costume
      > construction preferred.
      > - Exceptional skills related to attention to detail, accuracy,
      > problem-solving, well-organized workflow with strong follow-through, and
      > time management.
      > - A collaborative team player and an independent, self-motivated thinker
      > and problem-solver.
      > - Good interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
      > - Tact and diplomacy regarding confidential information.
      > - Ability to work under pressure, and to meet strict deadlines.
      > - Ability to multi-task, prioritize and reprioritize.
      > - Ability to remain clear and productive in crisis or trying situations.
      > - Excellent communication, “people skills”.
      > - Ability to use hands for small and large motor tasks.
      > - Must be typically able to bend, kneel, balance, climb, stoop and
      > crouch on regular basis and costumes as needed. Extremely well organized
      > and able to work effectively with deadlines.
      > - Safe use of equipment and tools used in a costume shop including but
      > not limited to sewing machines, steam irons, steamers, and motorized and
      > hand tools.
      > - Knowledge of and experience in a variety of costume construction
      > techniques.
      > - Knowledge of theatrical wigs and makeup.
      > - Knowledge of and experience in blocking stretching, and sizing
      > techniques.
      > Demonstrated experience in a variety of hand and machine sewing
      > techniques. Beading skills.
      >
      >
      > *SPECIAL ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:*
      >
      > - Theater is open-air with extended standing and walking on uneven surfaces
      >
      > - Must be able to work nights and weekends.
      >
      > - Must be able to work on ladders and in hard-to-reach places.
      > - Ability to frequently lift carry or otherwise move and position
      > objects weighing up to 25lbs
      >
      > *Supervision: *The *Wardrobe Lead* reports to the Costume Director.
      >
      > *This is a part-time position* of approximately 40 hours per week, Seasonal.
      > * *
      >
      > * *
      >
      > *Please submit cover letter and resume to:*
      >
      > Naomi Arnst
      > Costume Director
      > California Shakespeare Theater
      > 701 Heinz Avenue
      > Berkeley, CA 94710
      >
      > *Email:* *narnst@... *(using “Costume Wardrobe Lead Search” in
      > subject line)
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