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Sewing Specialist

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, 24061
Arts and Museum Administration

Job Description

When was the last time you changed the world? In Virginia Tech's Division of Student Affairs, that's exactly what we're doing every day-guiding, nurturing, and supporting students as they learn and grow into the leaders and world-changers of today and tomorrow.

We're currently searching for a Sewing Specialist to join our Corp of Cadet's Tailor Shop in Blacksburg, VA. So, if you are a skilled seamstress looking for full-time work with a generous benefit package, this could be the job for you!


You will alter and fabricate uniforms for the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and Marching Virginians.

You will provide quality repair work and alterations to the university and local community.

Your responsibilities will include using an industrial sewing machine to make proactive or requested alterations to uniform garments. You will also be responsible for taking in and letting out seams, hemming trousers and skirts, hand stitching of chevrons and stripes, and other necessary repairs such as mending, and button or zipper replacing as needed.

You may also be responsible for more complex work that could consist of completely disassembling the garment, making the necessary alterations, and reassembling the altered garment according to specifications.

You will be reporting directly to the Tailor Shop Manager and indirectly to the Storekeeper Supervisor.

You will be offered a base compensation package of $31,720.00, along with a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, paid leave, retirement, tuition assistance, VT discounts, and so much more!


1) THE UNIVERSITY: Virginia Tech as an employer is committed to developing well-rounded employees who are active members of the university community as well as the community at-large. From comprehensive insurance plans to tuition assistance, Virginia Tech offers employees a variety of benefits and perks to help team members build a fuller and more balanced life.

2) THE DIVISION: For our students and ourselves, the Division of Student Affairs believes that changing the world requires courageous leadership and commitment to curiosity, integrity, civility, and service to others. Our culture is defined by a commitment to our Aspirations for Student Learning.

3) THE TEAM: The Corp of Cadets at Virginia Tech is one of only two senior military colleges in the United States located within a major state university. It is a progressive leadership program within a structured military lifestyle. Embedded within the Military Affairs unit is the Tailor Shop which is made up of a team of sewing professionals who believe in quality craftmanship and superior customer service.

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.

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 ExperienceVT 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!

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

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