Wardrobe Assistant

Title: Costume Designer Assistant
Term of Employment:  Per Agreement
Schedule: Per Season Schedule
Department: Wardrobe

Reports To: Wardrobe Supervisor

Consults with: Wardrobe Supervisor; Wig, Hair, and Make-Up Team; Costume Designer; Costume Design Assistant; Costume Shop Supervisor; Actors; Dressers; Microphone Dressers; Stage Management Team

Overall Responsibility: Manage costume pieces in rehearsal, create wardrobe tracking sheets, train interns, attend rehearsals and production meetings.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Attend rehearsals to compose wardrobe running-sheets, which shall include actor entrances and exits, specific costume change location assignments and time lengths of all quick changes.
  • Coordinate use of shoes and costume pieces in rehearsal with the Costume Designer Assistant.
  • Organize, track, and facilitate the use of actor shoes and costume pieces in rehearsal.
  • Collaborate with Stage Management Team to put costume notes into daily rehearsal reports.
  • Act as liaison to the Costume Designer in the event of problems, requests, and/or questions regarding shoes, costume changes or costume pieces.
  • Assist Wig, Hair, and Make-Up team to create tracking for wig changes.
  • Attend press events and production meetings of assigned productions.
  • Train wardrobe interns on necessary wardrobe knowledge.
  • Fill in as part of performance wardrobe team if needed.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Wardrobe Supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Serious interest in professional theatre, preferably with education in theatre or currently pursuing an education in theatre.
  • Previous collegiate, semi-professional, or professional experience in wardrobe or costuming.
  • Knowledge of and basic experience in all areas of theatrical costuming.
  • Basic computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to take direction and follow a task to completion.
  • Proven history of reliability and strong work ethic.
  • Possess excellent organizational skills and a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to thrive in an environment that requires working under tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a positive team member.
  • Demonstrated efficiency, prioritization, and multitasking.
  • Ability to plan ahead and anticipate potential setbacks.
  • Ability to calmly and succinctly resolve conflict and crisis.
  • Possess a collaborative nature and can-do attitude.
  • Strong commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

If you wish to apply for this position please carefully read and follow application instructions. All documents must be in Word or PDF format. Only complete applications will be considered. No phone calls please. Seasonal positions run from May through August.

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter via the form below. Deadline to apply is March 30 although you are strongly encouraged to apply ASAP as the position will fill quickly.