Duties Expected of Cutter/Draper:

  • Provides costume technical support as draper/cutter/stitcher for ASC productions.
  • Discusses each assigned design with Designer and Costume Shop Manager.
  • Interpret sketches and drawings created by the Designer to create the costume.
  • Calculates yardage estimates and needs (notions, zippers, etc.) for each costume.
  • Performs drafting or draping of costume pieces for rendered designs.
  • Tailors or alters costumes and patterns, as needed.
  • Maintain integrity of Designer’s vision for ASC productions.
  • Instructs additional stitchers on the accurate construction of costume, in tandem with First Hand.
  • Attends all costume shop meetings.
  • Attends costume fittings as needed/requested.
  • Complete all builds by dress tech.
  • Have all costumes, shoes, and accessories ready for the first dress rehearsal of each production, in tandem with First Hand, as approved by the Designer.
  • Cleans and maintains equipment.
  • Maintains a safe, healthy and clean work /shop environment.
  • Performs other related work as required.
  • Reports to the ASC Costume Shop Manager.

This is a stipend position with negotiable housing for non-local applicants.

Please email adrienne.johnson.butler@americanshakespearecenter.com

Submit a complete application with cover letter, resume, and design sample or portfolio.
No phone calls or emails, please.