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Costume Specialist- Stitcher. Job in Langhorne Top Essex Careers

Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Job Type
10 Jun 2022
Join us at Sesame Place and help bring joy, excitement, and lasting memories to people from around the world. We're seeking enthusiastic, dedicated, and hard-working individuals in a wide variety of roles. Come and play an important part on our incredible team today!

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.

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

What it takes to succeed:
  • Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver's license
  • Theme park experience preferred but not required
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including weekdays, weekends, evenings and holidays, YEAR-ROUND.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Two (2) years of experience as a seamstress, costume technician, wardrobe master/mistress or equivalent related experience preferred
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently
  • Must be able to pass practical sewing test at time of contingent offer
  • Must be proficient in costume construction using existing patterns, design build, alterations and maintenance of show costumes
  • 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 have proficient knowledge of and ability to use advanced tools related to the costume industry (i.e. rotary cutter, serger, bent handled scissors)
  • 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 be able to lift, push or pull at least 30 lbs.
  • Must be willing to comply with all SEA grooming guidelines and employment standards.
  • 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 practice safe work habits including, but not limited to the use of personal protective equipment, lifting and reporting of unsafe situations

The perks of the position:
As part of the SeaWorld family, you'll enjoy a fun, fast-paced environment, and great teammates, as well as:

  • FREE park admission
  • Discounted park admission tickets and passes for family and friends
  • Park discounts on food, merchandise, etc.
  • Exclusive employee events and giveaways
  • Scholarship opportunities

Join the team!
If you're looking for the opportunity to make the most of your abilities in a one-of-a-kind setting with an entertainment industry leader, we're looking for you!

This position is currently paid at a premium seasonal rate of $12.00 through 9/5/2022
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  • Job Reference: 621079593-2
  • Date Posted: 10 June 2022
  • Recruiter: Sesame Place Philadelphia
  • Location: Langhorne, Pennsylvania
  • Salary: On Application
  • Job Type: Permanent