Costume Shop Manager
DeSales University Center Valley, PA TBD

DeSales University’s Division of Performing Arts and Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) seeks applications for a 12-month full-time staff Costume Shop Manager.  For an active, production-intensive academic division and a professional LORT-level summer theatre operating in rep, the Costume Shop Manager will: supervise, coordinate and execute all costume designs with student staff in the academic year and with 8-9 person professional staff in the summer season.  The candidate will design one annual dance concert and teach a basic costume construction course for dance majors every other year.  The successful candidate will be a skilled technician with experience in all aspects of costume construction (cutting, stitching, draping) and possess the ability to manage a small, but very active, hands-on costume shop.


  • Undergraduate degree required; graduate-level degree preferred
  • Excellent organizational, communication, budgetary, and personnel supervisory skills required
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Ability to demonstrate team orientation
  • Experience in all aspects of costume construction (cutting, stitching, draping) required.
  • Ability to manage a very active, hands-on costume shop required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills required.
  • Ability to routinely work evenings, weekends, and extended hours when in production
  • Attentiveness to opportunities to promote diversity
  • Dedicated to the mission of a small, Catholic, liberal arts institution
DeSales University is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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