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

Job Title: Theatrical First Hand
Department: Entertainment
Manger's Title: Manager, Theatrical Costuming Workroom

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Theatrical First Hand


  • Pay begins at $19.00 per hour, contractor.
  • Assist the Draper with the completion of both made-to-order and altered costumes for all NCLH productions. 
  • Supervise the workroom stitchers on construction techniques schedules and materials needed for all build projects. 
  •  Expedites productions within scheduled deadlines. 
  • Attends fittings as necessary for troubleshooting and production continuity. 
  • First Hand will manage small patterning projects, sewing of mockups, construction of garments and alterations for all NCLH-E productions. 
  • Supervises the timely inclusion of fabrics/notions into costume productions. 
  • Partners with Draper to provides supplies, especially stock fabrics, notions and materials to the workroom in a timely manner. 
  • Maintain construction build timelines and process’ to keep within budget and schedule. 
  • Perform other job-related functions as assigned.


EDUCATION: Bachelor’s 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 3 years’ experience as a first hand 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 experience giving instruction to stitchers on build processes. Must work well in a team environment and be able to assist the draper in all aspects of costume construction.


  • Knowledge of and general experience in theatrical cutting, stitching and crafts. Demonstrated experience in supervising a small team of stitchers. 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.