Contemporary American Theater Festival
Shepherdstown, WV
Professional Job

Expires: 04/30/23

Job Dates

05/30/23 - 08/02/23


$500/week + Housing

The Contemporary American Theater Festival at Shepherd University is welcoming applications for the position of Costume Shop Staff. CATF, a LORT D summer festival and leading producer of contemporary plays, is dedicated to telling diverse stories and developing new American theater. The festival premieres or produces multiple plays per season in 3-4 venues. CATF is committed to supporting the unique needs of new work while fostering an environment of fun and company community. Located 90 minutes from DC, CATF makes its home in one of America's coolest small towns, Shepherdstown, WV.

Members of the Costume Shop Staff work under the supervision of the Costumes Director (Shop Manager) and in coordination with designers to oversee costumes builds, and fit, alter, construct, organize, and finish costumes for the season's productions. Costume Shop staff may also lead wardrobe crews on 1-2 productions and oversee costume maintenance and laundering during the run.

Applicants should have experience with standard theatrical costume construction and alteration techniques and tools, draping, patterning and/or crafts. Significant costume construction experience (in education or professionally) is necessary and previous experience as a first hand or stitcher is preferred. Some work on ladders and catwalks (up to 20') may be required depending on venue and show assignment.

For 2023, all CATF staff and artists are subject to mandatory vaccination, booster policy, and any additional CATF COVID-19 safety protocols when working within CATF facilities. CATF will continue to monitor updates in guidance for minimizing the spread of COVID-19 and will update policies in accordance with local, state, and federal guidelines.

Position is seasonal, from late May to early August. All staff and interns are provided free air-conditioned housing within walking distance of the theaters and workspaces (also air conditioned,) 1-2 meals per day during tech, and free use of university gym, pool, and laundry facilities.

CATF is committed to producing and sharing art in an inclusive, collaborative, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive environment. To learn more about CATF's anti-racist and anti-oppressive values, visit www.catf.org/arao/

Interested applicants should submit a resume and three references online at: https://catf.bamboohr.com/careers/38
-Electronic submissions only please.

Please visit www.catf.org to learn more about us and our upcoming summer season.

CATF is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, ethnicity, Veteran, or ability status. CATF makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time. If you have any questions or need assistance completing the application, please email us at info@catf.org


Production Management


Business Address

PO Box 429

Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Posted: 03/15/2023 21:44:00 EST

Last Updated: 03/16/2023 05:00 EST

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