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NEW YORK CITY BALLET COSTUME SHOP EMPLOYMENT LISTINGS SUMMER 2021

Posted on May 25, 2021

The New York City Ballet is looking to fill  the following :

– Full-time Men’s Draper Position
– Full-time Women’s Draper Position
– Full-time Stitcher Position (2 stitcher positions available)
– Full-time Fabric/Trim/Shop Supplies Shopper
 

For more information please see the job descriptions below: job listings have been written by the New York City Ballet Costume Shop. This position is covered by the Local 764 agreement with the New York City Ballet Costume Shop.

If you are interested in any of these positions please email your resume to
Marc Happel
NYCB Director of Costumes

[email protected]

The Ballet is looking to fill these positions as of the weeks of July 26/August 2.  Interviews will be held virtually and then in person at the NYC Ballet Costume Shop the first two weeks of July by Appointment

THE NEW YORK CITY BALLET and ITS COSTUME SHOP DIRECTOR/MANAGERS
WILL MAKE ALL DECISIONS REGARDING HIRING. 

Job Description: DRAPER

(Two positions available)

Costume Shop Season: July 26, 2021 – June 3, 2022
 
Job Title: Tailor/Draper – Men’s Department & Women’s Department
 
Requirements:

  • Excellent tailoring (men’s department), draping, pattern making & cutting skills
  • Excellent organization & time management skills
  • Great communication skills
  • Knowledge & experience with men’s/women’s clothes/costumes
  • Good sewing skills; machine & hand sewing
  • Experience with ballet costumes, tutus & stretch fabric a plus
  • At least 5 years professional costume shop experience required
  • Please no “fashion designers”
  • Full time, union position; 35 hours a week

Responsibilities:
Employee will be responsible for all draping, tailoring, pattern making and cutting for our women’s/men’s department, including all new productions and rebuilding & refurbishing of existing productions. 

Job Description: STITCHER

(two positions available) Costume Shop Season: August 2, 2021 – June 3, 2022

Job Title: Stitcher

Requirements:

  • Excellent sewing skills; machine & hand sewing
  • Excellent dressmaking, and/or tailoring, & cutting skills
  • Experience with ballet costumes & stretch, chiffon, organza, & tulle fabrics essential
  • Good communication skills
  • Good organization & time management skills
  • At least 2 years professional costume shop experience required
  • Please no “Fashion Designers”
  • Full time, union position; 35 hours a week

A sewing test will be required at the in-person interview; applicants should be ready to demonstrate various sewing techniques and bodice-making.

Job Description: SHOPPER

(One position available) Costume Shop Season: July 26, 2021 – June 3, 2022

Job Title: Shopper

Requirements:

  •  Knowledge of a full spectrum of available fabrics both from NYC vendors and online
  • Experience and knowledge of NYC fabric and trim vendors
  • Experience and knowledge with/of color matching in all fabrics
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Experience with Excel, photo editing, and other computer programs/skills
  • Machine/hand sewing skills a plus
  • Can lift 50 lbs.

Responsibilities:
Shopping for any and all fabrics/trims/notions/equipment needed by the costume shop. At ease working with Costume Director and Designers in developing new ballets as well as matching fabrics for costume refurbishment. Works well with Costume Shop Manager in organization of shop needs and staff supplies. 

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