RESPONSIBILITIES. Oregon Ballet Theatre seeks a driven and detail orientated person to serve as Draper in OBT’s Costume Shop. The position is a total of 600 hours of work between February 1, 2023, and June 2, 2023, with some flexible nights and weekends and will have assigned work weeks throughout the above dates. The successful candidate will collaborate with Costume Designer and Costume Shop Manager to execute rendered designs; draft and/or drape respective costume pieces; direct costume shop staff on accurate costume construction; perform/supervise cutting of fabric from patterns; assist with costume fittings; have a basic knowledge of dye techniques; attend rehearsals and performances to assist with alterations and various other duties in maintaining a costume department.
This is an hourly position paying $25.00 per hour, working February 1, 2023, through June 2, 2023.
QUALIFICATIONS. We seek candidates with a minimum three to five years of experience or formal training in design and construction of theatrical costumes and who can work well under pressure and meet deadlines. Successful candidates will understand how movement from dance relates to theatrical costume constructs. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to work in a team environment are a must. Additional qualifications are listed in the full job description, linked below.
APPLY. Submit a cover letter, and resume or CV, and one writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled. A full job description can be obtained at obt.org/about-obt/employment/.
WHO WE ARE. This is an exciting time to work at Oregon Ballet Theatre (OBT), a classically based professional ballet company established in 1989 in Portland, Oregon. The company performs an annual season of programs while participating in many community events, as well as regional and national touring. OBT has grown from being a respected regional company to one of national significance and developed a reputation for breaking the boundaries of what people expect from a night at the ballet. The OBT School is recognized as one of the premiere ballet schools in the country. OBT’s work in dance education includes a far-reaching community engagement program, working with students and adults throughout the Portland metropolitan region and Oregon.
OBT is supported by an actively engaged Board, respected executive leadership, 250 committed and talented staff, healthy finances, and a pre-pandemic budget approaching $9 million. For more information, recent news, and a full job description, visit obt.org.
EQUITY. OBT is committed to the vitality of ballet as an art form that is accessible to everyone. We seek people who have lived, volunteer and/or have professional experience partnering, communicating, and engaging with communities of color, including Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, and other communities.
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