The Head of Costumes is responsible for the overall operation of
the costume shop including design integration, construction,
fitting, repairing, cleaning, storing, and cataloging of costumes.
The Manager also manages all aspects of wardrobe and theatrical
costume during all performances, including presentations by the
main company, educational and marketing services.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
The manager is responsible for the efficient operation of the
costume shop, including:
oUnder the direction of Director of Production and Artistic
Director, creates, prepares and monitors wardrobe department
oProcesses all invoices for costume shop purchases
oScheduling and supervising all fittings in consultation with
the Artistic Dept
oSupervision and management of full time costume staff of 2.
oOverseeing patterning, cutting, and construction of costumes
from beginning to end
oOverseeing special projects such as dying, fabric painting, and
oRepairing and cleaning costumes
oPurchasing and maintaining equipment, fabric, and supplies
oMaintaining costume storage and stock items
The manager is responsible for all aspects of costuming during a
show run, including:
oEstablishing costume guidelines for performers in the
oLabeling, packing, and preparing costumes for transport to and
from performance venues oPreparing dressing rooms for
oSupervision and management of volunteer dresser staff.
oMaintaining costumes during a show run
oDressing performers as necessary
oChecking performers' costumes, hair, make-up before curtain
oWith the Director of Production, determining quick change needs
oSetting up and overseeing all quick-change and run-of-show
The manager also supports other departments as needed, including
Education, Marketing, and Development needs.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
•The position requires an in-depth knowledge of dance and
theatrical costume design and construction techniques.
•4-5 years experience in the fabrication of theatrical costumes,
with special attention to dance and movement companies.
•3-4 years experience supervising backstage performance
•2-3 years supervisory experience
HOW TO APPLY:
Send resume and references to Erin Turner, Director of
Production: firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
POSTED ON 09/10/18