TITLE: JUNIOR DESIGN ASSISTANT
TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: Seasonal, Hourly
SCHEDULE: Full Time, 5/19/2023—9/1/2023
SALARY: $15.50 – $16.00 per hour
POSTING DATE: January 2023
REPORTS TO: Costume Director, Costume Designer
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.
Under the direction of the Costume Designer and Costume Shop Supervisor, facilitate the preparation and implementation of the costume design for assigned productions with a keen focus on the management of shoes and skins.
- Costume Director
- Costume Designers
- Costume Design Assistants
- Costume Shop Associate
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Create a cast measurement chart and distribute copies to the costume team.
- Assist the costume team with racking, sizing, sorting, and organizing costumes.
- Assist the Costume Designer with pulling and purchasing garments, undergarments, accessories, and shoes.
- Prepare for shoe fittings by collaborating with the Costume Director and the Costume Shopper to load-in, purchase and memo shoes and verify supplies are fully stocked.
- Act as department liaison to shoe and skin vendors.
- Label all undergarments and shoes prior to and after costume fittings. Help to update dressing lists as needed.
- Delegate or execute notes as necessary following each fitting session.
- Coordinate with the Costume Shopper and Design Assistant to send shoes to the cobbler to be rubbered, braced, and/or modified.
- Coordinate with Costume Shop Associate and Wardrobe Team to make hats and shoes available for rehearsal as they become ready.
- Coordinate with Costume Shop Associate and Wardrobe Team to track the location of rehearsal items and shoes.
- Read daily rehearsal reports for costume notes and execute notes as appropriate.
- Attend quick-change rehearsals to ensure all necessary costume items are accessible and to answer any questions of the actors and Wardrobe Team.
- Facilitate expenditures, exchanges, and timely returns of unused items in collaboration with the Costume Shop Supervisor and Costume Shopper.
- Collaborate with the Wardrobe Team to answer questions and troubleshoot prior to all dress rehearsals.
- Other responsibilities as assigned by the Costume Designer and unique to the given production.
- Collaborate with Day Worker and Costume Director to maintain shoes and undergarments through the run of the production.
- Strong interest in the field of costume design and construction.
- Previous collegiate or professional experience in costume design.
- Experience with Microsoft Excel.
- Ability to take direction and see a task out to completion.
- Proven history of reliability and strong work ethic.
- Ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment that requires working under tight deadlines.
- Ability to work long shifts and overtime hours while maintaining a positive and collaborative attitude.
- Remain calm under stress; deescalate when appropriate. Able to regulate emotions and rise above the emotions of others. Have the interpersonal awareness to read a situation and the needs of those involved.
- Demonstrated organizational skills, efficiency, prioritization, and multi-tasking.
- Excellent communication skills and collaborative attitude.
- Demonstrates 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.
- Broadway Sacramento requires that all employees receive a COVID-19 vaccination unless a reasonable accommodation is approved.
- Ability to remain in a stationary position for long periods of time.
- Ability to lift 30-pound boxes to a height of 3-5 feet and load them into trucks.
- Regularly required to sit, talk, see, and hear.
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.