First Hand


TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: Seasonal, Hourly

SCHEDULE: Full Time, 5/18/2024-8/23/2024


SALARY: $19.00 – $20.70 per hour 

REPORTS TO: Costume Director, Assistant Costume Shop Manager


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 Americanmusical theatre as an art form by educating new audiences and nurturing aspiring artists.


Act as the liaison between the Costume Designers, the Cutter/Drapers and Stitchers for assigned productions. Responsible for taking and relaying fitting notes.


  • Costume Director
  • Assistant Costume Shop Manager
  • Costume Designers
  • Costume Design Assistants
  • Cutter /Drapers
  • Costume Crafts Head
  • Stitchers


  • Take fitting notes and assist during costume fittings.
  • Prepare and distribute costume notes to the Stitchers based on priority and ability.
  • Ensure costumes notes are completed in accordance with deadlines such as fittings, photo call, dress rehearsals and opening performance.
  • Oversee Stitcher workflow, progress, and quality; instruct Stitchers on the proper execution of tasks.
  • When necessary, cut fabric according to patterns and instructions developed by the Cutter/Draper.
  • Attend dress rehearsals.
  • Maintain a record of restore notes for rental costumes to be completed prior to their return.
  • Stitch when needed.


  • Previous theatrical costume shop experience preferred. 
  • Thorough knowledge of costume construction, periods, and terminology. 
  • Ability to teach new or different sewing techniques to Stitchers when needed.
  • Ability to give clear directions, encourage questions, and answer them with patience and clarity when working with staff, interns and/or volunteers.
  • Remain calm under stress; deescalate when appropriate. Have the interpersonal awareness to read a situation and the needs of those involved. Resolve conflict calmly and succinctly.
  • Ability to skillfully operate a variety of sewing machines including but not limited to single needle industrial, industrial overlock, merrow or serger/overlock, domestic straight and zig-zag machines.
  • Ability to operate industrial steam iron.
  • Neat and legible handwriting. 
  • Ability to take notes from the artistic team and implement necessary changes.
  • Working knowledge of safety standards and implementation. 
  • Ability to set a standard of excellence and inspire a sense of group responsibility among team members.
  • Exhibited self-reliance, creative problem-solving skills, and willingness to seek out all possible solutions to challenges.
  • 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.
  • Frequently required to use repetitive hand motions and to reach and bend. 
  • Ability to hear verbal notes and write them down on paper.
  • Regularly required to stand, sit, talk, see, and hear.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs. to a height of 3-5 feet.

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. 


Broadway Sacramento is Northern California’s premiere producer and presenter of musical theatre, and the largest nonprofit musical theatre in California. Sincethe 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.