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Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater seeks an experienced candidate for the position of First Hand.

This position forms part of a team of 2 Drapers, 2 First Hands, a Master Stitcher and overhire stitchers to construct costumes for Arena Stage’s productions. The successful candidate will have knowledge of industrial and home sewing machines; mastery of stitching; basic pattern-making skills; demonstrated ability of a wide range of clothing construction methods, alteration methods, and tailoring; knowledge of costume history and vocabulary; and a minimum of two years experience cutting and stitching in a costume shop of a professional theater.

The First Hand will assist draper and take notes in fittings; prepare mock-ups; supervise overhire stitchers; execute basic pattern-making (to assist draper), cut, and construct theatrical costumes. NOTE: First Hands at Arena Stage are required to stitch as well as cut on all builds.

This position is full-time (seasonal) from July 2018 through May 2019. Benefits include vacation, medical and dental insurance, and 403(b) plan and life insurance/long term disability coverage upon eligibility.

Send cover letter, resume and references to Jackie Rucker Bohi, Human Resources, e-mail subject line “First Hand”.

Arena Stage values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply

Send cover letter, résumé
and references to:

Jackie Rucker Bohi
Human Resources
Arena Stage
1101 6th St. SW
Washington, DC 20024

No calls please.

Arena Stage values diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.