Monday , January 30 2023

Busch Gardens Jobs – Costume Specialist

Website Busch Garden

Job Description:

The Costume Specialist is responsible for construction and/or maintenance of show costumes for current and/or new shows, special events, special shows and costume characters. Also responsible to perform duties including, but not limited to, costume shop opening and/or closing duties, distribution of daily costumes, record keeping of supplies used/needed, daily laundry upkeep, daily costume repair, and viewing shows, as directed, for costume quality assessment. This position will also play a key role in the training of new ambassadors, as needed and directed. Must communicate well with ambassadors, contracted support, supervisors and management while maintaining a positive attitude.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Fittings and alterations of costumes
  • Conducting training for new costume shop ambassadors, as directed
  • Complete costume construction as new show product dictates per Costume Shop Supervisor’s request
  • Oversee safety as it pertains to SEA best practices and all other relevant industry guidelines
  • Maintain various props, overlays and costumes
  • Complete daily show costume repairs
  • Complete daily costumed character maintenance, disassemble and repair of control mechanisms, fur and feet repair (training provided)
  • Maintains a professional appearance that meets SEA grooming standards
  • Work with the cast, crew and stage management to maintain safety and integrity of shows, surrounding work spaces venues and dressing rooms
  • Shop opening and closing duties, including, but not limited to, deployment & pick up of the daily show costuming, daily laundry duties, and daily reports
  • Perform and complete assigned tasks from management as needed
  • Sew both by hand and with a machine

Job Requirements:

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including weekdays, weekends, evenings and holidays, YEAR-ROUND.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently
  • Two (2) years of experience as a seamstress, costume technician, wardrobe master/mistress or equivalent related experience preferred
  • Theme park experience preferred but not required
  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license

Qualification & Experience:

  • Must be willing to comply with all SEA grooming guidelines and employment standards.
  • Must have proficient knowledge of and ability to use advanced tools related to the costume industry (i.e. rotary cutter, serger, bent handled scissors)
  • Must be proficient in craftwork, gluing & painting of fabrics & accessories; hand-sewing & machine sewing
  • Must have proficient knowledge of and ability to use basic hand tools related to the costume industry (i.e. seam ripper, hand needle, and scissors)
  • Must be proficient in costume construction using existing patterns, design build, alterations and maintenance of show costumes
  • Must be able to successfully complete all legal, company and department training requirements to include but not limited to passing required tests and certifications within established timelines.
  • Must be able to pass practical sewing test at time of contingent offer
  • Must be able to lift, push or pull at least 30 lbs.
  • Must have the ability to work as part of a team, communicating and resourcing with internal and external departmental team members
  • Must be able to walk and stand for long periods of time in extreme weather
  • Must practice safe work habits including, but not limited to the use of personal protective equipment, lifting and reporting of unsafe situations

Job Details:

Company: Busch Garden

Vacancy Type:  Part Time

Job Location: Langhorne, PA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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