Olney Theatre Center for the Arts
Olney, MD
Professional Job

Expires: 01/31/23

Job Dates

Open Until Filled


$45,000 annually

POSITION: Cutter/Draper/Stitcher
POSITION TYPE: Full Time Exempt
REPORTS TO: Costume Shop Supervisor, Director of Production

Olney Theatre Center is seeking a Cutter/Draper/Stitcher to join the Production team. Olney Theatre Center for the Arts produces and curates theatrical performance for the diverse audiences in our community, and educates, learns from, supports and inspires a more inclusive generation of theater-makers. Olney Theatre Center produces nine shows as part of their Main Stage season along with the National Players Tour and additional Curated Events. The Cutter/Draper/Stitcher will report directly to the Costume Shop Supervisor. The successful candidate will join a growing regional theatre that emphasizes artistic rigor, prioritizes equity, diversity and inclusion, and places collaboration at the center of our work.

As part of a welcoming and creative organization the Cutter/Draper will:
Building custom garments from start to finish, using sketches and research provided by Costume Designer
All patterning and cutting for costume builds throughout the theatrical season
Determines yardage for fabrics and trims for costumes
Creates mock ups in appropriate substitute fabrics
Cuts and stitches custom garments with the aid of wardrobe/costume apprentices, Wardrobe Supervisor, and Costume Shop Supervisor
Aiding in the completion of all alterations
Attends most costume fittings to ensure consistency and construction standards
Attends rehearsals, technical rehearsals dress rehearsals, design/production meetings, read-throughs as deemed necessary by Costume Shop Supervisor (evenings/weekends possible)
Helps to maintain costume shop machinery and monitoring costume supply inventory in conjunction with Costume Shop Supervisor
Conducts or supervises the dying of fabric and basic costume craft needs
Helps to maintain a clean and organized work environment
Maintains proper safety protocols
​​Serve as a mentor to the costume/wardrobe apprentices, aiding in their training of alteration and construction skills.

Investment in OTC+rsquo;s Mission, Vision and Values, and its Statement on Social Justice and Becoming Anti-Racist.
Experience - Prior experience in an educational or professional shop; Prior experience teaching costume construction or sewing to any age group
Physical requirements - standing for long periods of time; lifting up to 50 lbs; some ladder use to access stock

The anticipated start date is November 1st, but OTC will continue searching until the right candidate is found. Salary is $45,000 per annum. Olney Theatre Center offers a full benefits package, including a modest 403(b) match. Olney Theatre Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. Please visit www.olneytheatre.org for more details.

Located ten miles north of Washington, DC in arts-rich Montgomery County, Maryland, Olney Theatre Center is one of the Washington region's most critically acclaimed large theater companies. Founded in 1938 as a summer stock company on the Straw Hat circuit, OTC is now an $8M/year professional regional theater offering nine member productions annually in three spaces on its fourteen-acre campus. Legendary performers Tallulah Bankhead, Helen Hayes, Sir Ian McKellen, Tandy + Cronyn, and Olivia de Havilland trod the boards in the early days. With a more recent turn towards new work, creatives with Tony and Grammy Awards, OBIEs, and MacArthur Genius Grants have premiered their work here, like Moises Kaufman and Sergio Trujillo, among others. Along with Baltimore's Centerstage, Olney Theatre Center is one of Maryland's two state-designated theaters. After the pandemic, OTC+rsquo;s return to programming will feature more interdisciplinary work +ndash; music and dance series, spoken word, and other kinds of performance +ndash; alongside its regular slate of plays and musicals.

Please submit by any means that you would like (letter, video, video letter, resume, portfolio, etc.) that best represents you and your work to kparker@olneytheatre.org, no calls please. Include and highlight any skills or experiences you think would be most crucial to this position. Depending on the volume of responses we may only be able to respond to candidates we wish to interview.


Josiane Jones

Director of Production



(301) 924-4485

Business Address

2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd

Olney, MD 20832

Posted: 11/22/2022 15:10:19 EST

Last Updated: 11/23/2022 00:00 EST

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