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Job Reference:  216981641
Job level:  Professional
Employer:  Local jobs
Industry:  Creative
Job Type:  Contract
Salary and Benefits:  GBP 12.74 - 14.90 per hour


County:  Buckinghamshire
Post Code:  Not specified


Job Title: Costume Project Manager

Location: Milton Keynes

Salary: £26,500 - £31,000 (dependent on experience)

Job type: Full Time - Maternity Cover - 1 year. Your normal working week will be 40 hours per week Monday to Friday with a paid 30-minute lunch break. You will be asked to work additional hours paid at the agreed rate of contract. You will be working in a shared studio space with access to free parking dependent on availability.

We are a fast-paced dynamic and creative expanding team of 17 employees based in Milton Keynes, working with clients around the UK and Internationally. Our clients range from independent artists to large scale companies within the entertainment and hospitality industry with various requirements and needs.


Our values are to provide a professional, dependable and bespoke service. We pride ourselves on designing and producing high quality products for our clients however large or small.

The Role:

James Maciver Costumes is looking for a creative individual who can translate the Costume Designer's ideas and drawings into real clothes, in consultation with both the Designer and Head of Costume Operation. They will be required to work closely with a team of Creative Costume Makers / Machinists and Pattern department in the creation of theatrical costumes. The role will be based at the creative studio in Milton Keynes and be responsible to the Head of Costume Operation & Assistant Head of Costume Operation.

Duties Include:

Communicating with suppliers regarding stock items ensuring items arrive on time forthe costume production department.

To assist in cutting out and preparing the workload.
Be highly organised in documenting, prioritising and scheduling work into theproduction schedule to ensure timelines and deadlines met.

To follow working notes and drawings / instructions relating to the makeup of theGarments.

Photographing of finished garments for archive purposes.
Liaising with the pattern department regarding patterns and pattern lay for cutting.
Working with the creative costume makers / machinists to ensure company standards are adhered to during the costume build process.
Document all fabrics and interlinings.
Follow costume design specifications, seam allowances and details that are indicated on the design sheet and patterns.
To be able to use own initiative, manage and organise their own workload to ensureeach assigned project or task is completed within the agreed timescales.

To regularly meet and update the Head of Costume Operation regarding the daily / weekly workload.
To be responsible for the documentation of all sewing machine repairs and to liaise with sewing machine engineers re the prompt repair.
Ensure that all paperwork and invoices are kept safe and shared with the Office Manager.
To communicate any questions / concerns to the Head of Costume Operation, upon project handover ensuring maximum productivity.
Basic knowledge and understanding of drafting patterns and cutting.
To ensure all working notes / photographs are documented on the design sheet.Essential Skills/Qualifications:

Advanced knowledge in construction methods.
Excellent finishing skills and a great attention to detail.
Knowledge and experience of handling a wide range of fabrics including woven, lycra, knit and chiffon.
Minimum of 2 years' experience of garment construction with a minimum of 1 year in industry.
Good time-management skills, including the ability to turn work around quickly.
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Highly comprehensive sewing skills using industrial machinery.
Proven track record of making garments and costumes in a professional workroom.
Flexible, hardworking and organised.
Positive and constructive attitude.
The ability to remain calm under pressure.
Ability to work with due regard to Health & Safety.
We are looking for someone with previous experience of working in a similar studio / home environment who can confidently perform the key duties and responsibilities required.Desirable Skills/Qualifications:

Good knowledge of basic Health & Safety.
College degree in Costume Making or Fashion Industry.Please click the APPLY button to submit your CV and cover letter.

Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of; Costume Manager, Costume Project Coordinator, Lead Costume Project Manager, Lead Project Manager, Project Manager will also be considered for this role
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