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Senior Academic Assistant, Head of Wardrobe - University of Victoria, Department of Theatre

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Education
Province: Victoria, British Columbia
Position: Senior Academic Assistant, Head of Wardrobe
Deadline: October 7, 2020
Posted: September 22, 2020

Job Description / Duties

As the Head of Wardrobe, this position is responsible for all costume requirements for Theatre Department productions and events including:

Evaluating costume requirements for theatrical productions and providing cost and resource analysis.
Acquiring costumes through established industry procedures: pattern drafting, cutting and building, renting or buying.

Teaching theatrical construction techniques and wardrobe management in a laboratory setting.

Managing the Theatre costume inventory including its maintenance, restoration and rental/loan process for the Department and theatre community.

This position will require extended working hours, weekend and evening work, and the ability to lift and carry 20 kilograms.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Bachelor’s degree in Theatre with at least 5 years of experience providing technical theatre support in a professional and educational environment, and demonstrated in-depth knowledge, and understanding of:

Theatre production practice including costume design and construction, and wardrobe management.

Use of costume construction techniques, pattern drafting, cutting, adapting, distressing, and sewing.
Theatrical hair and make-up techniques.

This position works in a unique teaching and event-based environment and must be able and willing to work split shifts, more than 7 hours per day, and evening and weekends as required.

Additional Information

In accordance with the university's equity plan and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights code, preference will be given to:

Members of visible minorities
Indigenous Peoples

Candidates from these groups who wish to qualify for preferential consideration must self-identify.

Salary: $60,720.00 - $79,374.00

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Employer Profile

The University of Victoria is one of Victoria's largest employers and one of Canada’s best diversity employers. Together we are more than 5,000 dedicated faculty, librarians and staff supporting the University of Victoria’s diverse academic programs, world-class research and commitment to civic engagement.

The Department of Theatre, home of the Phoenix Theatre, is a nationally acclaimed learning institution for theatre arts with a highly regarded focus on experiential, hands-on learning through the production process. The Phoenix Theatre Building includes three fully equipped theatre spaces, support shops and modern theatre equipment. The Head of Wardrobe, in conjunction with professional staff and Department faculty, will provide production support to maintain and augment the experiential learning opportunities embedded in core undergraduate and graduate courses.