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Sewing Volunteer

The Sewing Volunteer works with the Costume Designer to construct costumes.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assemble costumes using measurements, patterns and materials provided by the Costume Designer.
  • Attend a fitting with the Costume Designer and Actor to adjust fit as needed.
  • Perform other aspects of costume assembly that do not require sewing using craft type skills like making hats, belts, and other accessories. Materials for these tasks will be provided.
  • Help keep costumes looking their best in performance ready condition. Depending on the costume this may mean:
    • washing between every other performance 
    • dry cleaning at least once a week  
    • ironing/steaming, or 
    • making needed repairs between shows 
  • During shows, may assist with quick changes for performers. 
  • Check with the cast at the end of each performance for any repairs that may be necessary and encourage the performers to inform the Costume Designer.
  • Occasionally assist with special projects including overall cleaning of costume storage rooms, or possible rental events.