Santa Rosa Junior College
Santa Rosa, CA


Santa Rosa Junior College

Salary: $31.53 - $38.34 Hourly

Job Type: Part Time

Job Number: 21-00927

Location: Santa Rosa, CA

Department: Theatre Arts and Fashion

Closing: 4/27/2021 11:59 PM Pacific


It is the candidate's responsibility to be sure that ALL required materials are submitted by the filing deadline.

*Candidate selected will need to successfully pass a pre-employment physical examination as a condition of employment (at District's expense) .*

  • Salary Range: $31.53-$38.34 per hour on the 2020/21 Classified Salary Schedule with the maximum salary placement at $34.75. Placement within this range is based on assessment of previous experience as documented in application materials.
  • Fringe Benefits: The District offers a competitive health & benefits package for employees and eligible dependents (benefits are pro-rated for part-time employees).
  • Leave/Holiday Time: Full-time classified members earn 8 hours of sick leave and start off accruing 8 hours of vacation for each month worked (accrual rate increases after third year of employment and rates are pro-rated for part-time employees). Employees are also compensated for holidays recognized by the District (14 holidays/year, pro-rated for part-time employees).

Santa Rosa Junior College is an institution that has been a part of the community for more than 100 years, located in Sonoma County, California. Sonoma County is rich in history, beauty, and culture; it is one of the finest places to live on earth. Over 1.7 million students have attended SRJC in its more than 100-year history, many of whom are drawn to the college for its academic excellence, superb faculty and staff, comprehensive student services and beautiful grounds. At SRJC, we value learning that includes:

  • Excellent and innovative instruction and support services;
  • A learning- and learner-centered environment;
  • A welcoming physical environment;
  • Equity-minded faculty and staff with a caring and supportive attitude among faculty and staff;
  • Access to programs and courses that lead to transfer and/or gainful employment;
  • Access to lifelong learning opportunities.

SRJC is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism. We are a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community and supporting of all diverse groups. In 2019 and 2020, SRJC received the INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. This award recognizes colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. SRJC was the only California Community College recipient of this award. The ideal candidate will share SRJC's commitment to be an inclusive, diverse and sustainable learning community that engages the whole person.

Video Overview of Santa Rosa Junior College


The Department of Theatre & Fashion at Santa Rosa Junior College is seeking a qualified costume technician with demonstrated clothing construction and costume shop management skills to join an outstanding team of faculty, staff and administrators to provide high quality services to our district, our community, and most importantly to our students. Under general supervision, provides technical and artistic support for the construction and maintenance of theatrical costumes and accessories; performs related work as required. Appointments are contingent upon funding and Board approval. Candidate selected will need to successfully pass a pre-employment physical examination as a condition of employment.

This is a regular, part-time, 18 hours per week, 161/171 days per year, Classified position. The work hours will vary Monday through Friday. Candidates must have scheduling flexibility to meet the changing needs of the departments (e.g., coming in early or staying late).

SCOPE:The Theatre Arts Costume Technician patterns and constructs costumes for theater productions; creates and supervises build schedule, makes regularly scheduled visits to extensive costume inventory at off-site location for necessary maintenance; supervises students in the construction and maintenance of theatrical costumes; ensures regular maintenance of equipment, off-site costume inventory and storage space; and purchases necessary supplies and equipment. DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION:SRJC Theatre & Fashion Department fosters a profound awareness of cultural diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism and we have a deep commitment to individual education. Our focus is educating and training students to be skilled and motivated professionals in theatre. We offer five career certificates, two Majors, and opportunities to perform in numerous main stage and showcase productions. Major productions are staged in our newly remodeled Burbank Auditorium and new Studio Theatre. The department provides training by expert instructors with an impressive range of theatrical experience. All faculty and staff members are dedicated to the highest standards of academic and occupational training. We have a longstanding commitment to provide programs of cultural enrichment for the student and the community. We foster a profound awareness of cultural diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism, and a deep commitment to individual education, self-worth, and training. Our season of plays and musicals is selected to realize an academic goal by integrating production skills in a collaborative, experiential environment suitable for all areas of specialization. Our auditions are open to all SRJC students, as well as actors from the community.

Essential Functions


Examples of key duties are interpreted as being descriptive and not restrictive in nature. Incumbents routinely perform approximately 80% of the duties below.

  1. Drafts patterns, cuts and constructs costumes for plays produced by the Theatre Arts department
  2. Assists instructors in the instruction of students in costume construction, lab equipment and costume maintenance.
  3. Organizes and maintains costume storage, including the transportation, cleaning and repair of costumes, and regular cleaning/monitoring of the storage space.
  4. Coordinates the costume lab, including tracking of area budget.
  5. Purchases materials needed for the costume lab; researches and purchases new equipment for the costume lab; maintains lab equipment.
  6. Tracks costume rentals.
  7. Attends production meetings as needed for plays to be produced; maintains essential reference binder (known as the 'costume bible') for productions.
  8. Reads and researches plays to be produced.
  9. May supervise student and short-term, non-continuing employees.



Organize workload within required time limits of show schedules; direct and assist students with a diverse skill level; communicate effectively in English; follow and give oral and written communications; identify problems and recommend solutions; maintain cooperative working relationships; demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse population.


Principles and techniques of costume construction; costume maintenance and storage; fashion history; industrial equipment used in the production of theatrical costumes and crafts; pattern drafting and draping; make-up and hair design; state of the art materials used in the production of theatrical costumes; standard office productivity software; clothing construction, jewelry making, leather work and other costume related crafts.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates/incumbents must meet the minimum qualifications as detailed below, or file for equivalency. Equivalency decisions are made on the basis of a combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities. If requesting consideration on the basis of equivalency, an Equivalency Application is required at the time of interest in a position (equivalency decisions are made by Human Resources, in coordination with the department where the vacancy exists, if needed.)

Required Education:

Bachelor's degree in theatre or related field.

Required Experience:

Increasingly (2-4 years) responsible experience in managing a costume shop, including constructing and maintaining theatrical costumes.

Preferred Experience:

  • Previous experience in costume design
  • Advanced student assistant experience


This classification requires the use of a personal or District vehicle while conducting District business. Must possess a valid (Class C) California driver's license and an acceptable driving record.


Must be able to perform physical activities such as, but not limited to, lifting equipment (up to 50 lbs. unassisted), bending, standing, climbing or walking. The selected candidate will need to successfully pass a pre-employment physical examination as a condition of employment (at the District's expense); Must be able to safely use industrial equipment used commonly in the production of theatrical costumes.

Application Procedures

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must provide the following:

  1. A completed Santa Rosa Junior College/ Employment Application and responses to Agency-wide Questions. Please note resumes are not a substitute for completing the "Work Experience" section of the employment application. Applications will be considered incomplete if no work experience is listed, or if other required application fields are missing or incomplete.
  2. Contact information (phone number and email address) for three professional references.
  3. A brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position, including how you meet the minimum and preferred requirements and are qualified to perform the essential functions as listed in this section of the job posting.
  4. Current Resume.
  5. Copies of transcripts of all college-level coursework, including confirmation of degrees. If selected for the position, official transcripts must be submitted prior to employment. Unofficial copies (both sides) will be accepted if the unofficial document includes a seal, watermark, or other proof that the document was provided by an educational institution.
  • If transcripts are from an institution outside of the United States, applicants must provide a formal evaluation of their foreign degree(s) at the time of application. Information on Foreign Degree Requirements

6. If you do not possess minimum qualifications as noted under the Minimum Qualifications Section of the job posting, you must complete and attach the Classified Equivalency Application(Download PDF reader) and supporting documents, including narrative synopsis, to your employment application in order to be considered. 7. A current DMV Driver report (within the last six (6) months verifying a good driving record.


Following the filing deadline, applications which are complete for screening will be reviewed by a screening committee. Approximately 2-4 weeks after the filing deadline, Human Resources will notify you whether or not you have been selected for an interview. Those applicants most suitably qualified for the position will be invited to interview with a Screening Committee.

If you are in need of special services or facilities due to a disability in order to apply or interview for this opening, please contact the Human Resources Department.



MAILING ADDRESS: 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

PHONE: (707) 527-4954

EMAIL: Please contact Shauna Malvino - or Maria Padilla -

The office is located in the Bussman Building on the Santa Rosa campus. All documents included in your online employment application become the property of the District. Your employment application for this opening will not automatically be considered for future openings. New employment application(s) must be submitted for each opening.

Due to COVID-19, the Human Resources staff are working remotely until further notice.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (Prior to beginning employment):

  1. In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States;
  2. Must be fingerprinted in California and have background clearance (at applicant's expense); and
  3. Must take a TB test (once hired and every four years thereafter).
  4. The selected candidate will need to successfully pass a pre-employment physical examination as a condition of employment (at the District's expense); and
  5. Within 6 months of employment, must complete required District trainings such as Title IX, Mandated Reporter.

Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Jeanne Clery Disclosure)

Sonoma County Junior College District's annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Sonoma County Junior College District; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. Link to read or obtain a full copy of this report. Paper copies of the full report are available upon request by contacting Police Department Records at (707) 527-4963 or by visiting the Sonoma County Junior College District Police Department located at 2032 Armory Drive, Pedroncelli Center, Santa Rosa Campus.

Non Discrimination

The Sonoma County Junior College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnic group identification, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic condition, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or sexual orientation in any of its policies, procedures or practices; nor does the District discriminate against any employees or applicants for employment on the basis of their age. This non- discrimination policy covers admission, access and treatment in District programs and activities-- including but not limited to academic admissions, financial aid, educational services and athletics--and application for District employment.

SRJC Strategic Plan

VISION: SRJC aspires to be an inclusive, diverse and sustainable learning community that engages the whole person.

MISSION: SRJC passionately cultivates learning through the creative, intellectual, physical, social, emotional, aesthetic and ethical development of our diverse community.

  • We focus on student learning by preparing students for transfer; by providing responsive career and technical education; and by improving students' foundational skills.
  • We provide a comprehensive range of student development programs and services that support student success and enrich student lives.
  • We support the economic vitality, social equity and environmental stewardship of our region.
  • We promote personal and professional growth and cultivate joy at work and in lifelong learning.
  • We foster critical and reflective civic engagement and thoughtful participation in diverse local and global communities.
  • We regularly assess, self-reflect, adapt, and continuously improve.

Equal Employment Opportunity

SRJC attracts and retains the most qualified faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. This is achieved through an inclusive recruitment strategy and a rigorous, thorough hiring process that begins with the fair and consistent evaluation of each application for minimum qualifications and demonstrated skills specific to each position/assignment. Because the ability to serve students from broad cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds and genders is a key commitment of the District mission, SRJC actively encourages applications from candidates who recognize the value that diversity brings to a professional educational community.The Sonoma County Junior College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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