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Costume Specialty Crafts Artisan

Ellenton, Florida | Full Time Florida Operations & Show Support — Costumes
Feld Entertainment® is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that bring people together and uplift the human spirit. Properties include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, Disney On Ice, Marvel Universe LIVE!, Jurassic World Live Tour, Kawasaki and Spin Master. Across the brand portfolio, Feld Entertainment has entertained millions of families in more than 75 countries and on six continents. Visit for more information.

Successful candidates must be fully vaccinated or be qualified for a medical or religious exemption. Proof of vaccination is required and may be submitted via the Company’s secure website. Florida employees may request exemption pursuant to FL House Bill No. 1-B.  Fully vaccinated is defined as 14 days after the second dose of a two dose vaccine or 14 days after the single dose of a one dose vaccine.

Please note that all Mitigation Guidelines for touring employees remain in effect as do any applicable venue, local, state, and/or international requirements, rules, regulations, and/or laws in territories outside of Florida.)

The Costume Specialty Crafts Artisan works as part of the Palmetto workroom on creating and maintaining costumes for new productions and refurbishment projects.

***A resume is required to apply for this position.***
  • Is responsible for the professional standards of conduct, appearance, and workmanship of personnel in their respective jobs.
  • Will work with the Costume Director, Costume Shop Manager, and Designers on creating specialty costumes and costume elements for new and currently running productions.
  • Must have the knowledge and ability to evaluate existing costumes and make appropriate choices for repair.
  • Is responsible for working with the first hands when applicable with regards to technique, accuracy and speed, and provide appropriate instructions when required.
  • Responsible for staying within the budgeted number of hours allocated to each project as stated in the Workroom Production Worklist.
  • Responsible for meeting all realistic production deadlines.
  • Responsible for establishing cost effective methods to complete deadlines in an appropriate timeframe.
  • Seeks to continually improve operational efficiency.
  • Accepts all other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.
  • DESIGNATED FUNCTION: Standing 40%, Bending 30%, Lifting 15%, Kneeling 5%, Sitting 5%, Walking 5%.
  • SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Hand manipulation, Reaching, Grasping, Visual, Auditory, Driving.
  • DESIGNATED FUNCTION: Mathematics-High, Reading-High, Verbal-High, Written-High, Reasoning-High.
  • Must have 5 years professional experience with the following skills: Specialty Foam Construction, Fur, Fabric Painting & Dying, Millinery, Draping, Sculpting, Pattern Making with a strong focus in character costumes and associated elements.
  • Ability to read, analyze and follow written instructions.  Ability to provide logical solutions to problems and to interpret a variety of requests or instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or scheduled form. 
  • Must have the knowledge and ability to run the machinery in the Costume Department such as industrial sewing machines, serger, air brush and have basic understanding of theatrical terms and directions.
  • Must have an artistic eye and be able to understand and successfully realize the design concepts of the Costume Director or designer.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience working with diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Must be able to travel and work, as required, in out of town locations.
  • Must have the ability to train wardrobe associates in a variety of craft techniques, and supervise the work of first hands, operators, and finishers.
Feld Entertainment is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace. We are committed to providing an inclusive environment for our employees, customers, and partners worldwide. We celebrate diversity and encourage our profoundly talented workforce to express themselves proudly. Our successful business model requires different perspectives and voices so that we can create the incredible live shows we put on. Come join us and help us light up the world.

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