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Salary Range:$15.0000 To 16.0000 Hourly

Position Summary:

COCA’s Season-Long Program Fellowship Program is a professional training program for aspiring arts administrators, arts educators, and performing arts production practitioners. Participants are given practical learning experiences, independent and collective projects, and work as entry-level staff persons in the company’s administrative and production departments.

Each Fellow’s experience is developed and supervised under the guidance of a staff mentor, and draws from the diverse resources and collective knowledge of COCA’s resident artists, teachers and administrators. Through daily exposure in their primary field of interest and work on individual, specific projects, the experience is designed to broaden and strengthen the professional and personal skills and abilities of each of our interns and fellows. COCA’s internships and fellowships are designed to provide a springboard to a professional life in the arts.

COCA’s formalized and comprehensive program includes: professional development and networking opportunities; Connections to peers, mentors and artists; Independent and collective learning projects; Hands-on experience for future career opportunities.

We are looking for an organized, professional, well-written emerging professional and/or college-level, pre-professional students with an interest in pursuing a career in costume design, construction, and/or management with an eye for detail to fill the position of Costume Fellow. The Costume Fellow will work directly with COCA’s Costume Manager on productions as a stitcher, taking part in wardrobe maintenance and wardrobe during productions.

Essential Functions:

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions. 

Maintain construction standards within the costume shop.
Help with the organization, pulling and re-stocking of costume storage as needed by the Costume Manager.
Take notes and assist with performer fittings as needed.
Be able to work independently on assigned projects.
Must be able to work all assigned production, be available for TECH, the full run and strike.
Other duties as assigned.

Education and/ or Qualifications:

Costume construction skills, including: cutting, stitching and finishing.
Simple draping and pattern making.
Costume fitting experience.
Tailoring experience.
Garment alteration skills, including: prepping, stitching and reconstruction.


Ability to work well under pressure with varied personalities.
Ability to both receive and delegate instructions to others.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

Ability to perform duties in a rigorous schedule.
Ability to climb ladders and stairs.
Ability to carry up to 50 pounds.
Ability to walk, stand and sit for periods of time.
Must be available evenings and weekends when required.

COVID-19 Considerations: 

COCA Employees are required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.
COCA requires all employees, students, patrons and guests to remained masked at all times, regardless of vaccination status.

COCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. All employment decisions at COCA are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. COCA is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity, and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment. COCA complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact

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