This is a position with Creative Studios by Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings in Tampa, Florida.

Job Title: Senior Theatrical Draper
Department: Entertainment
Manger's Title: Manager, Theatrical Costuming Workroom

To be considered for this position, please send us your resume/CV:  SUBMIT HERE



  • Pay starts at $25.00 per hour, contract position.
  • Oversee the completion of both made-to-order and altered costumes for all NCLH productions.
  • Lead the workroom staff, including, but not limited to: First Hands, Stitchers, Crafts persons, and over hire contract workers. 
  • Expedites costume production within scheduled deadlines. 
  • Attends fittings as necessary for troubleshooting and production continuity. 
  • Oversee the timely inclusion of fabrics/notions into costume productions. 
  • Partners with Shop Supervisor/Workroom Manager to provides supplies, especially stock fabrics, notions and materials to the workroom in a timely manner. 
  • Oversee construction build timeline and process to keep on budget and schedule. 
  • Acts as liaison with Costume Leads for fittings and production notes. 
  • Acts as a liaison with Costume Leads for the smooth transition of costumes from shop to dress parade/tech/dress runs. 
  • Perform other job-related functions as assigned.


EDUCATION: Masters degree with a major in Costume Production or Theatrical Costuming experience preferred; or any equivalent combination of relevant and work-related skills and experience.
EXPERIENCE: Candidates should have a minimum of 6 years’ experience as a draper/pattern maker in a professional costume shop. Professional experience is preferred, but similar professional costume shop experience and/or educational experience with supervisory or management experience will also be considered. The candidate should have a mastery of costume construction and fabrication techniques, and knowledge of cutting, draping, patterning, and costume and fashion history. Well versed in budgeting and forecasting future production needs.


  • Knowledge of and general experience in theatrical cutting, stitching and crafts.
  • Demonstrated experience in management.
  • Basic knowledge of costume history and musical productions.
  • Working knowledge of costume materials including, but not limited to: Fabrics, notions, craft supplies.
  • Working knowledge of machinery used in the costume industry including, but not limited to: Industrial and domestic single and multi-needle sewing machines, steam irons and cutting tools.
  • Working Knowledge of safety standards and the implementation of same.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Computer Knowledge of Excel, Word, and Power Point.