CTX3393. Opportunity: Fulltime Costume Production Associate, University of Texas Dept of Theatre and Dance

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Costume Production Associate

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Posted 12 Days Ago
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Job Posting Title:

Costume Production Associate


Hiring Department:

Department of Theatre and Dance


Position Open To:

All Applicants


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Earliest Start Date:



Position Duration:

Expected to Continue





Job Details:

General Notes

The College of Fine Arts and Department of Theatre and Dance welcomes and respects all individuals and communities by valuing and consciously maintaining awareness of diverse perspectives and experiences. We believe inclusivity is critical to fostering excellence in all of our endeavors, and we promote diversity in our recruiting, hiring and retention practices.


At the Department of Theatre and Dance, your work will contribute to operational and creative excellence, and enhance the experiences of our faculty, student, and staff. If you’re the type of person that wants to know your work has meaning and impact, you’ll like working in our department and for UT Austin.


Benefits package:

  • 100% employer-paid basic medical coverage
  • Retirement contributions
  • Paid vacation and sick time 
  • Paid holidays 


This job description may not be inclusive of all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the job described. Even if you don't qualify or have specific experience in every facet of this role, we encourage you to apply for any role you're personally interested in and excited to drive positive change at the College of Fine Arts.


This position is expected to have a strong, on-campus presence, but is eligible for Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA) (on-campus and remote work). FWAs are subject to manager approval and may shift due to changes in business needs.


This full-time, benefits-eligible position begins August 1, 2023, and ends on July 31, 2024.



We are seeking a Costume Production Associate to join the Costume Production and Fabrication Studio team at the Department of Theatre and Dance. This position functions as a project manager on productions supported by the Costume Production and Fabrication Studio. Duties also include managing credit card reports, assessing costume production needs, scheduling fittings, procurement of goods and services for production as well as Studio needs. The Costume Production Associate collaborates with student designers and workers, as well as fellow department staff and faculty.



  • Serves as costume project manager on select productions supported by the Department of Theatre and Dance Costume Production and Fabrication Studio. Translates costume designs into finished, design appropriate, well-fitted, functional costumes utilizing knowledge and specialized skills including but not limited to: research, budgeting, scheduling, procurement, fittings, as a costume production associate. Works within the budgetary and scheduling framework. Promotes and facilitates the use of professional techniques and standards. Attends tech/dress rehearsals and production meetings.
  • Works closely with faculty to integrate curricular goals and standards with production experience. Supervises, trains and mentors graduate costume design and graduate costume technology students. Monitors student progress in close collaboration with faculty and staff. Contributes to student evaluation by providing information gathered through interaction on college productions.
  • Supervises and trains student workers, student production crews and professional workers on college productions, Costume Production and Fabrication Studio maintenance, and special projects.
  • Assists in monitoring and maintaining all areas of the Costume Production and Fabrication Studio's facilities including but not limited to: work room, equipment maintenance, supply levels, dressing rooms, craft areas, etc. Participates in all ongoing duties, responsibilities and activities related to the operations of the Costume Production and Fabrication Studio.
  • Works collaboratively with fellow Costume Production and Fabrication Studio personnel, College of Fine Arts staff and faculty. Continue professional development by attending appropriate seminars, workshops, and conferences. Help maintain good relations with academic components and community sponsors.
  • Attends and participates in appropriate meetings, to include weekly costume staff meetings and Theatre and Dance all-staff meetings.
  • Executes special projects and assignments assigned by Costume Production Director.


Required Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED. Four years of experience working in a professional theatre costume shop or similar. Proven ability to prioritize assignments, organize oneself and others, multitask, and meet deadlines. Proven ability to work independently. Clear and effective oral and written communication skills. Strong desire to work in an educational environment. Knowledge of costuming and construction techniques. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.


Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.


Preferred Qualifications

More than the required years of experience. Experience working with students and/or a related experience working in an academic institution. Experience working in costume production at a national level.


Driving Required

This job requires a class "C" operator's driver's license. The applicant selected must provide a current three year driving record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, a Texas driver's license must be obtained within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident. Employees who are required to have a CDL are subject to drug and alcohol testing (pre-employment, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, random, return-to-duty, and follow-up drug and alcohol testing).


Salary Range

$42,000 + depending on qualifications


Working Conditions

  • This position is expected to have a strong, on-campus presence, but is eligible for a Hybrid Flexible Work Arrangement (on-campus and remote work).
  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation
  • Working in close contact of others
  • Exposure to standard office conditions


Work Shift

  • Position will require occasional work hours in the evening and/or weekend.


Required Materials

  • Resume/CV
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest


Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded.  Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.


Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.


Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.


Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form.  You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States.  Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment.  Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.



The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:



Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.


The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the most recent report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe Street, UTA 2.206, Austin, Texas 78701.