TITLE: COSTUME SHOP ASSOCIATE
TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: Seasonal, Hourly
SCHEDULE: Full Time, 5/13/2024-9/4/2024
SALARY: $16.00 – $17.60 per hour
REPORTS TO: Costume Director
Broadway Sacramento is committed to the presentation of quality theatrical productions to enrich the cultural life of the greater Sacramento region, the state of California, the United States and the international community. The goals of the organization are to preserve and expand the American musical theatre as an art form by educating new audiences and nurturing aspiring artists.
Oversee and organize the purchasing needs for the Costume Designers and Costume Shop. Purchase, manage, and track all shoes and skins for assigned productions. Facilitate necessary transportation to accommodate successful flow of costume fittings and costume load-ins and outs. Assists the Costume Director with upkeep and workflow of the costume shop.
- Costume Director
- Costume Design Team
- Wardrobe Team
- Cast Members
- Stage Management Team
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Assist with pulling and purchasing garments, undergarments, accessories, and shoes when asked.
- Shop Sacramento and outlying areas or order online to procure requested costumes, undergarments, shoes, and accessories.
- Cultivate and maintain various vendor relationships.
- Function as department liaison to shoe and skin vendors for assigned shows.
- Using a company vehicle, transport actors to and from costume fittings with a hospitable, friendly, and professional demeanor.
- Maintain gas levels and cleanliness of company vehicle.
- Track rehearsal and fitting schedules to facilitate an efficient driving schedule.
- Organize, facilitate, and collaborate with Costume Director and Production Assistant to complete costume load-ins and outs in an organized and efficient manner.
- Assist the Design Team with costume fittings as assigned.
- Ensure all undergarments and shoes are labeled after costume fittings.
- Coordinate, attend, and oversee shoe fittings for assigned shows.
- Coordinate with the Costume Director, Assistant Costume Shop Supervisor, and Design Assistants to send shoes to the cobbler to be rubbered, braced, and/or modified as necessary to meet Actors’ Equity guidelines and production schedule deadlines.
- Collaborate with the Wardrobe, Design, and Stage Management teams to track the location of costume items going in and out of rehearsal for assigned productions.
- Strictly follow accounting procedures as directed by the Costume Director and Accounting Department.
- Creatively seek cost-efficient methods of meeting costuming needs.
- Facilitate expenditures, exchanges, and timely returns of unused items in collaboration with the Costume Director, Assistant Costume Shop Supervisor, and other Costume Shop Associates.
- Collaborate with the Costume Director to identify and complete necessary tasks to facilitate an efficient workspace and process for the overall costume shop and team.
- Previous collegiate or professional experience in theatre preferred.
- Previous experience in professional theatrical costuming a bonus.
- Familiarity with the Sacramento and Northern California region preferred.
- Valid Driver’s License and verifiable clean driving record.
- Strong computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive.
- Possess a strong attention to detail.
- Demonstrated organizational skills, efficiency, multi-tasking, and ability to prioritize and self-motivate.
- Exhibited self-reliance and willingness to seek out all possible solutions.
- Ability to take direction and see a task out to completion.
- Ability to plan ahead and anticipate potential setbacks.
- Manage time in an efficient manner.
- The ability to work both independently and as a positive team member.
- Excellent communication skills and collaborative attitude.
- Remain calm under stress; deescalate when appropriate.
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changing priorities and timelines.
- Ability to work long shifts and overtime hours while maintaining a positive and collaborative attitude.
- Demonstrate behavior showing a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Perform work in a manner that is consistent with that commitment.
- Interrupt behaviors that hinder diversity and inclusion efforts.
- Ability to remain in a stationary position for long periods of time.
- Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. to the height of 3 to 4 feet.
- Regularly required to stand, sit, talk, see, and hear.
- Frequently required to use repetitive hand motions and to reach and bend.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
ABOUT BROADWAY SACRAMENTO
Broadway Sacramento is Northern California’s premiere producer and presenter of musical theatre, and the largest nonprofit musical theatre in California. Since the inception of Broadway At Music Circus in 1951 under an open-air, circus-style big top, Broadway Sacramento has grown to become the most successful nonprofit performing arts organization in Northern California. Between Broadway At Music Circus and Broadway On Tour, Broadway Sacramento entertains over 250,000 patrons every year.
Broadway Sacramento is committed to creating an equitable, inclusive, and accessible environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.