Oregon Ballet Theatre seeks a

Project Stitcher


This is an exciting time to work at Oregon Ballet Theatre (OBT), a classically based professional ballet company established in 1989 in Portland, Oregon. The company performs an annual season of programs while participating in many community events, as well as regional and national touring. OBT has grown from being a respected regional company to one of national significance and developed a reputation for breaking the boundaries of what people expect from a night at the ballet. The OBT School is recognized as one of the premiere ballet schools in the country. OBT’s work in dance education includes a far-reaching community engagement program, working with students and adults throughout the Portland metropolitan region and Oregon.

OBT is supported by an actively engaged Board, respected executive leadership, 250 committed and talented staff, healthy finances, and a pre-pandemic budget approaching $9 million. For more information, recent news, and a full job description, information, visit: www.obt.org.


OBT is committed to the vitality of ballet as an art form that is accessible to everyone. We seek people who have lived, volunteer and/or have professional experience partnering, communicating, and engaging with communities of color, including Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, and other communities.


Oregon Ballet Theatre seeks a Project Stitcher in OBT’s Costume Shop. The position is a total of 360 hours of work between March 1, 2023, and June 2, 2023, with some flexible nights and weekends and will have assigned work weeks throughout the above dates. The successful candidate will be tasked with building, altering, and repairing costumes for OBT’s Costume Shop and will operate a variety of sewing machines, including industrial single needle, zig zag, overlock and cover stitch machines.


We seek candidates with demonstrated experience in machine and had sewing techniques; possess a knowledge of proper garment construction and finishing techniques; can work independently and as a team member; and have strong time management and communication skills. Additional qualifications are listed in the full job description, linked below.


This is an hourly position paying $18.00 per hour, working March 1, 2023, through June 2, 2023.


Email a cover letter and resume to jobs@obt.org. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled. A full job description can be obtained HERE.