Assistant Costume Shop Coordinator
Summary: Grand Valley State University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, invites applications for a full-time Academic Year Administrative Professional to work as the assistant costume shop coordinator in the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance.

Required Qualifications and Education:
• BA or commensurate experience in a community or university level costuming position
• Superior sewing skills
• Strong organizational and time management skills
• Ability to work irregular and flexible hours to meet deadlines for the production schedule

Preferred Qualifications and Education:
• Experience working with serger machines, domestic sewing machines, industrial sewing machines
• Experience with tailoring, draping, pattern making, corsetry, period costumes, wigs, and stretch fabrics
• Experience with dance costuming
• Experience collaborating with professional staff and faculty

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:
• Assist with the construction and or alterations of all costumes for the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance productions as assigned.
• Assist with the design of costumes for all department productions including: building, altering, renting, borrowing, and pulling from our own inventory.
• Assist with the maintenance and organization of costumes and supplies for a safe costume shop and storage areas.
• Assist with the supervision of student workers and lab students in the costume shop.
• Supervise student costume designers as assigned.
• Assist with transportation of costumes and costume shop supplies – possession of a valid driver’s license required.
• Physical mobility requirements: ability to regularly ascend and descend a ladder to access costume storage; ability to carry and handle heavy costumes and bolts of fabric; ability to assist with quick costume changes off stage; ability to maneuver and bend to tailor and hem costumes.

Responsibilities – Non-Essential Functions:
• Assist with fostering a safe and welcoming environment for a diverse student population.

Salary: $31K to 35K depending on qualifications and includes benefits (

Department/Division: Music, Theatre, and Dance

Campus: Allendale

How To Apply: Apply online at and select "Apply now". Please include a cover letter and resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. If you have questions or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Application Deadline Date: August 1, 2019

Allendale, Michigan 49401 - (616) 331-5000
For more information about Grand Valley, see our website at

Grand Valley State University is an EOE which includes protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. See TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center 1-800-649-3777.

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
Ref Code: 49401

Contact Information
Beth Gibbs
Grand Valley State University
1300 PAC One Campus Drive
Allendale, 49401