General Purpose Under general supervision, plans, coordinates and participates in the design, construction and provision of costumes for college theater and dance productions; manages the costume inventory and catalogue, including cleaning, repair and recycling of costumes; and performs related duties as assigned.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.
Plans, organizes, coordinates and integrates work of the costume shop; oversees and participates in developing, implementing and evaluating plans, work processes, systems and procedures to achieve annual goals, objectives and work standards; contributes to the development of and monitors performance against the annual department budget; recommends purchases and other expenditures in accordance with District policies and procedures; prepares and maintains a variety of records and reports.
Provides input in selecting, training and providing day-to-day work guidance and direction to student aides and other assigned staff; assigns, schedules and monitors work for completeness, accuracy and conformance with District, department and legal/regulatory requirements and standards; monitors workflow to ensure that mandated deadlines are being met in an optimal manner; provides information, instruction and training on work procedures and technical/legal/regulatory requirements.
Provides input to manager on employee work performance and behaviors; assists in ensuring a fair, open and inclusive work environment in accordance with the District's mission, goals and values.
Plans, organizes and manages the costume shop, responsible for providing costumes for college theater and dance productions; manages the organization and cleanliness of the costume shop and costume storage areas; works with directors, designers and others to determine costuming needs, production timelines and costume selection/production requirements; participates in the design of costumes and recycling and modification of existing costumes to need requirements; maintains the costume inventory and catalogue; checks costumes in/out for college productions and for use by other authorized area institutions; oversees and participates in the cleaning, ironing and repair of costumes.
Participates in and oversees the work of student aides involved in construction and fabrication of costumes to meet production needs and deadlines; may draw and cut patterns; determines appropriate fabrication and tailoring methods; prepares and submits purchase requisitions for required fabrics, notions and other supplies; oversees and participates in the sewing and tailoring process; coordinates and participates in costume fittings for performers and makes costume modifications as required; attends dress rehearsals and notes costume adjustments required for performance use.
Performs a variety of technical, logistical and instructional support activities for one or more instructors in one or more classroom and costume design and fabrication laboratory settings; assists instructors in formulating skills development projects and assignments for use in skills laboratories and develops materials for implementation of laboratory projects; may develop lab sheets and other supporting materials and resources for student use.
Preps for, sets up and dismantles equipment for demonstrations and labs; fabricates items required for laboratory demonstrations and student projects, based on instructor diagrams and oral instructions; demonstrates and trains students on work methods and uses and operations of sewing machines and other costume shop equipment and tools; demonstrates and trains students and student aides on shop safety practices and procedures; monitors student attendance in the lab; enters data in systems such as SARS and runs reports for distribution and review.
Maintains and performs minor repairs on shop equipment such as sewing machines, steamers, industrial and other irons, washers and dryers and other equipment; submits requests for major equipment repair or replacement.
Demonstrates sensitivity to and understanding of historically minoritized groups and participates in professional development activities to increase cultural competency to enhance equity-minded practices within the District.
Represents the District on local and statewide professional organizations and committees.
Principles, practices, methods and techniques of costume design and construction for theater and dance productions, including costume history, styles, color combinations, fabric selection and tailoring.
Methods used in creating costume patterns and altering and fitting costumes to performers while maintaining integrity of the costume design.
The fit and feel of different fabrics and trim and applicable sewing and tailoring techniques.
Uses and operations of various types of sewing machines and other costume shop equipment and methods and procedures for diagnosing, troubleshooting and resolving problems.
Applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations [including OSHA rules and regulations if applicable].
General methods and practices of student instruction and tutoring.
Principles and practices of sound business communication; correct English usage, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.
District budgeting and purchasing policies, practices and procedures.
Office practices and procedures, including recordkeeping.
Safety policies and work practices applicable to the work being performed.
Basic principles and practices of employee work guidance and direction.
Personnel Commission Rules, Administrative Regulations, Human Resources procedures and collective bargaining agreements.
Skills and Abilities to:
Oversee and participate in the construction and alteration of costumes to meet theater and dance production requirements and deadlines, coordinating schedules and fittings with instructors, designers and others.
Design costumes from sketches and take direction and creative criticism to refine costumes incorporating feedback.
Expertly operate sewing machines using sergers and multiple stitching types.
Use and demonstrate alternation and tailoring techniques applicable to different types and weights of fabric and trim.
Manage and maintain the District's costume inventory.
Provide effective hands-on demonstrations, instructions, tutoring and guidance to students in costume patterning, sewing and tailoring techniques; accurately, thoroughly and clearly answer students' subject-matter, equipment-use and technology questions.
Plan, organize, coordinate, assign and review and evaluate the work of assigned student aides and assistants.
Analyze problems, evaluate alternatives and recommend or adopt effective courses of action in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Set priorities and exercise sound judgment within areas of responsibility.
Understand, interpret, explain and apply applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.
Effectively engage and support historicallyminoritizedgroups by addressing issues of equity and improving culturally responsive service-oriented practices.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Understand and follow written and oral instructions.
Operate a computer and use standard business software.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all those encountered in the course of work.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Completion of: an associate degree or certificate program in costume design, fashion design or a closely related field and at least two years of progressively responsible experience in costume design and construction; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: A valid California driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the District's vehicle insurance program.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to sit; talk or hear, in person and by telephone; use hands repetitively to finger, handle, feel or operate sewing machines, industrial irons and standard office equipment; and reach with hands and arms.Employees are frequently required to walk, stand, stoop, kneel, bend and crouch; must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, the ability to distinguish basic colors and shades and the ability to adjust focus.
Mental Demands: While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or skills; perform highly detailed work; work on multiple, concurrent tasks; work with frequent interruptions; work under intensive deadlines; and interact with District managers, staff, representatives of other institutions, the public and others encountered in the course of work.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Employees work in a theater, costume shop and instructional laboratory environment where the noise level is frequently loud. Employees must work with a variety of costume shop power equipment and may be exposed to fumes and airborne particles. Employees may work in the evenings and on weekends during rehearsals and performances.
Employees may be required to travel to locations other than assigned work site and to adjust to work schedule changes and requirements to work overtime.
APPLICATIONSUBMISSION To move forward in the selection process, you must complete an online application through our web site athttp://www.schooljobs.com/careers/scccd.Please attach to your application a copy of your transcripts (indicating when degree was awarded) or your application may be considered incomplete. Resumes may also be uploaded but cannot be used in lieu of a completed application.
ONCE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED YOUR APPLICATION YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE REVISIONS TO YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS.
When completing the application, please make sure you include ALL current and previous employment in the Work Experience section of the application and complete ALL fields, including the name and contact information for your supervisors. Experience that is included in the resume but not in the Work Experience section of the application may not be considered for the purpose of determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.
All required documents must be submitted by the applicant. Personnel Commission staff will not upload your documents for you. The State Center Community College District does not accept letters of recommendation for classified positions. Please do not attempt to attach letters of recommendation to your application.
APPLICATION REVIEW AND ASSESSMENTS The application review process includes an evaluation of training and experience based on given application information and answers to supplemental questionnaire. Only the most qualified applicants, who pass the minimum qualifications review, will be invited to the assessment process.
The assessment process will include a performance assessment (40% weight) and an oral board assessment (60% weight). Passing score is 75% out of 100% on each examination section. TESTING WILL BE SCHEDULED ON AN AS NEEDED BASIS.
Those applicants who pass the assessmentwill be placed on a district-wide continuous eligibility list within ranks 1-3.The district-wide continuous eligibility list will be used to fill current vacancies inthis classification. The continuous recruitment will close June 30, 2020.
PASSING THE ASSESSMENTS AND BEING PLACED ON THE ELIGIBILITY LIST DO NOT GUARANTEE AN OFFER OF EMPLOYMENT.
ACCOMMODATIONS Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the State Center Community College District Personnel Commission Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.
State Center Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of State Center Community College District to provide all persons with equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, disability, medical condition, marital status, religion or similar factors as defined by law. We are a Title V employer.
State Center Community College District is committed to lifelong learning and success for all students by providing accountable, accessible, innovative and quality educational programs and services that enable productive citizenship in a diverse, global society.