Human Resources

Costume Shop Supervisor/Costume Designer

The Alma College Department of Theatre and Dance has an opening for a Costume Shop Supervisor/Costume Designer. This is a full-time, 9-month position. Duties will begin in August of 2022. We are a small department, and all wear many hats. We are seeking a collaborative and adaptable colleague who can manage our costume shop and support an active production schedule. The ideal candidate will be able to teach costume design and/or construction on occasion.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design, coordinate, and/or construct costumes for three Alma College Theatre and two Alma College Dance productions per academic year;
  • Maintain and repair Alma College Theatre and Dance costume inventory;
  • Supervise undergraduate student workers;
  • Maintain a stocked, safe working environment, ordering all consumables and materials;
  • Participate in fittings as needed;
  • Attend all production meetings, tech/dress rehearsals as needed;
  • Attend all technical and dress rehearsal during production week.


  • MFA in Costume Design strongly preferred. We will consider candidates with a BA/BFA in Theatre with an emphasis in costume design;
  • Some experience in teaching costume design or construction is highly desirable;
  • Capacity to lead and constructively mentor student workers and practicum students, some of whom are new to costuming;
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with theatre and dance faculty and students to support a small, but thriving department.

Interested candidates must submit an Alma College application and a cover letter, CV, portfolio link and the names of three professional references, via email to Terry Jachimiak II, Associate Professor of Theatre, at 

Review of applications will begin May 23 and continue until the position is filled.

The Alma College employment application can be found at

Alma College is a selective, baccalaureate liberal arts college committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders. Alma’s undergraduates thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

Alma College recognizes that we are all transformed when we celebrate and value the varied identities backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in our campus community. We are committed to recognizing and removing barriers to success and providing equitable access to opportunities through education and advocacy. In our increasingly diverse campus and world, we pledge to create a climate where everyone is safe and free to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally.

Story published on April 26, 2022