Riverside Center for the Performing Arts
Fredericksburg, VA
Professional Job

Expires: 05/21/23

Job Dates

Full Time


$14-15 per hour

Job Title: First Hand
Reports to: Producing Artistic Director, Production Manager, Costume Shop Manager

Job Summary

The First Hand for Riverside Center for the Performing Arts will work on a 6 mainstage show season as well as 4 children shows. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of stitching, surging, various sewing machines, cutting, draping, patterning and fittings. The First Hand will attend fittings to assist and take notes for the Costume Shop Manager. Prepare Alterations for stitchers. Manage time, including that of crew members in an effective manner. Perform other duties assigned by the Costume Shop Manager.

Job Responsibilities
-Assisting with supervision of Over-hires and work notes

Riverside Team Members
-Practice proper time reporting (i.e. punches in and out accurately)
-Arrive at work on time, in the proper work attire, and ready to work
-Demonstrate a professional and respectful attitude while at work
-Understand and adhere to all safety, sanitation, and administrative procedures
-Collaborate with production team
-Complete all assigned task and duties requested by manager

-Proficiency in domestic and professional sewing equipment
-Knowledge of fabric types
-Strong communication skills
-Time management experience
-Experience working with actors, designers, directors, and choreographers for fittings
-Attention to detail

Education and Experience
-Must be at least 18 years of age
-Bachelor+rsquo;s Degree in Theatre or Technical Theatre from an accredited university or possess equivalent professional experience
-2+ years of experience in a professional theatre environment preferably with experience as a crew lead or an assistant.

Physical Requirements
-Ability to bend at the waist and lift items up to 50 lbs. to waist level;
-Ability to move items up to 50 lbs. for distances of 25+ feet;
-Ability to remain standing and active for an 8-12 hour shift;
-Indoor activity with prolonged exposure to windowless work area;
*Frequent exposure to fluorescent lighting and low light conditions;

Pay Rate:
Full Time
$14-15 per hour.

This description is not intended, and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection or the principle job elements essential for making compensation decisions.

Vaccination against Covid-19 is required.

For more information, please email


Raeanna Hammerbacker

Production Manager



Business Address

95 Riverside Parkway

Fredericksburg, VA 22406

Posted: 11/21/2022 15:56:25 EST

Last Updated: 11/22/2022 00:00 EST

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