Supervisor Costume Fabrication

Orlando, Florida
Not Specified
Sep 30, 2016
Nov 29, 2016
Universal Orlando® Resort is a universe of opportunities for people who have a lot to offer. It takes a special kind of person to work at Universal Orlando. An individual who knows how to be part of a team. Someone with a sense of fun who's serious about their work. A person who knows it doesn't take magic to put a smile on a guest's face... it takes hard work, dedication, knowledge and just the right amount of Universal attitude. Whether you're serving food, working in an office, maintaining equipment, performing in costume or operating a ride, you won't just be 'doing a job.' You'll be creating memories for our guests that will last a lifetime. Are YOU that kind of person?

SUMMARY: Supervise the daily operation of the Fabrication Department.

  • Maintain the daily operation of the Costume Fabrication department; ensure that all standard operating procedures are followed. Monitor the staffs work processes. Instruct and monitor staff in required fabrication and construction techniques along with proper use of machinery and materials. Maintain shop organization.
  • Responsible for the assignment and tracking of daily work in the Fabrication department. Monitor quality control for all projects produced by staff. Provide consistent feedback for both recognition and improvement daily, assist with timely replacement requests for materials, notions, replacement parts, etc.
  • Work with the Costume Service area to integrate replacement fabricated costumes into the park stock. Trouble shoots issues as needed. Assist in maintaining proper par levels. Supervise and participate in fittings as needed.
  • Assist with the development and organization of new projects and events, attend and participate in dress rehearsals and show openings
  • Perform proper and timely administrative tasks - not limited to:
    • Daily time keeping, payroll and scheduling
    • Team member training
    • Performance evaluations
    • Maintain staffing levels and hire new employees as needed
    • Communicate with management, attend and participate in staff meetings
  • Understand and actively participate in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established UO policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: This position provides direct supervision of Costume Fabrication Leads and fabrication personnel (Fabrication Specialist I, Fabrication Specialist II, and Costume Technicians).


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required:

    Consistent attendance is a job requirement.

  • High school degree or GED is required. Technical school is preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree is preferred in theatrical costuming, fashion design. Master's degree is preferred

  • 2-5 Years supervisory experience preferred. Training and practical experience in Theatrical or Fashion draping and flat patterning, costume construction, tailoring techniques, sewing skills and finishing work and an excellent working knowledge of industrial machinery is required.
  • Additional experience in millinery, specialty character parts and pieces fabrication, foam carving, painting, costume crafts, costume ageing and distressing - preferred. Makeup and wig experience would be beneficial; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Valid Florida state driver's license

    Your talent, skills and experience will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package.

    We regret, due to the volume of responses, only applicants of interest will be contacted. Universal is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Universal Orlando via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from Universal Orlando HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of Universal Orlando. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Universal Orlando as a result of the referral or through other means.

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