Freelance: First Hand, Costume Shop

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First Hand – Freelance


The Juilliard School is looking for individuals to work on a per project/show basis with our Costume shop in the role of First Hand.



Constructing of new costumes Altering of existing costumes Pattern corrections, pattern truing, pattern grading Washing and rolling fabrics Cutting Machine sewing- industrial and domestic, straight, zig, serger and blind hemmer Hand sewing and finishing Coordinating base and undergarments as needed Assisting in fittings & measurements  Supervising of stitchers as needed Pressing and steaming as needed Working with apprentices and students



Established work experience with dance, opera and theater costumes Knowledge of costume construction techniques Ability to follow instruction and work independently Ability to work in a team and maintain a professional demeanor at all times

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