Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] Tara in London
- Are there lots of jobs in Alaska for costumers? I am curious because I always thought it would be fun to live in Alaska.----- Original Message -----From: thecostumersmanifestoSent: Monday, April 08, 2002 2:57 AMSubject: [TheCostumersManifesto] Tara in LondonOK, so Lorraine my sidekick and I are going to London from June 6-18
and are looking to meet up with any interested costume junkies who are
either living there or are traveling in the same time frame. We were
planning to zip off to Bath (Museum of Costume) and Northampton (Shoe
Collection of the Norhampton Museum) during this time frame as well.
Please contact me or post to the board if you want to hobnob with us
as we run amok at the costume shrines of these places. If you are a
London/Northampton/Bath based costumer and have a cool place to show
us (place of work, favorite stores, etc.) or just want to talk
costumes with two costumers who work in Alaska, we will try to meet up
with you. I'm especially keen for any photo opportunities of fun or
interesting stuff to add to The Costumer's Manifesto.
----Tara Maginnis, Ph.D., Costume Designer/Associate Professor
Chair of the Theatre Department of University of Alaska Fairbanks
Website: "The Costumer's Manifesto" at http://costumes.org
Theatre Department Web Site: http://www.uaf.edu/theatre
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- --- In TheCostumersManifesto@y..., "mjade19" <mjade19@c...> wrote:
> Are there lots of jobs in Alaska for costumers? I am curious becauseI always thought it would be fun to live in Alaska.
Very few costume jobs that are full time. I suspect there must be a
designer in Juneau who does Perserverance theatre close to full-time,
Here in Fairbanks I'm full time, my assistant is only paid 1/2 time,
and there is one lady who runs a rental shop in town. Community
theatre is costumed by talented volunteers. In Anchorage at UAA there
is a full time costume designer on faculty, plus a costume shop
manager, in town are a few rental shops, and likely a wardrobe
mistress who deals with the rental costumes for the opera down there.
I expect that there are a few "freelance" (part-time underpaid)
designers who do theatre in Anchorage, but beyond that Alaska is the
ends of the earth for costuming. I know I'm the only member of the
Costume Society of America, The Costume Society and the International
Costumer's Guild in Alaska, and there are only about 10 USITT members
(including costume and all other tech people) in the whole state.