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Sewing Specialist

Facilities / Skilled Trades, Student Affairs / Services


Sewing Specialist

  • 522980
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • Tailor Shop Auxiliary
  • Facilities / Skilled Trades
  • Student Affairs / Services
  • Staff
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

Alters and fabricates uniforms for the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and Marching Virginians so that each member has individually tailored uniforms. Also, provides quality repair work and alterations to university and local community. Responsibilities include using an industrial sewing machine to make proactive or requested alterations to uniform garments, including taking in / letting out, hemming trousers / skirts, handstitching of chevrons and stripes, and other necessary repairs such as mending, and button or zipper replacing as needed. Complex work may consist of completely disassembling the garment, making alterations and reassembling the altered garment according to specifications.

Required Qualifications

• Previous sewing or tailoring experience including alterations.
• Previous sewing experience using industrial and/or consumer type sewing machines.
• Demonstrated knowledge of and skill with hand sewing.
• Ability to follow tailor's marks and instructions.
• Strong interpersonal communication skills to establish and maintain successful and effective relationships with a diverse, multicultural student and staff population.

Preferred Qualifications

• Previous military sewing / alterations experience.
• Previous stockroom experience, including inventory duties.

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The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Leketa Miller at leketa@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

About Student Affairs

Student Affairs at Virginia Tech fosters a community where each student creates a customized experience to meet their goals. Building on our motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice our Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our ongoing efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth. We are actively seeking people to join our community and help us prepare leaders for the world. Our people in Student Affairs are committed to student well-being and assuring that all students Experience VT by demonstrating, supporting, and operationalizing our Aspirations for Student Learning. If you are someone dedicated to ensuring student success, then we want you to consider being a part of our team! 


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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