REPORTS TO:GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
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 budget
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 millinery
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 theater
oLabeling, packing, and preparing costumes for transport to and from performance venues
oPreparing dressing rooms for performances
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 and facilities
oSetting up and overseeing all quick-change and run-of-show duties
The manager also supports other departments as needed, including Education, Marketing, and Development needs.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
HOW TO APPLY:
- 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 operations
- 2-3 years supervisory experience
Send resume and references to Erin Turner, Director of Production: email@example.com. No phone calls pleas