Costume Shop

JOB DESCRIPTIONS

 
Draper /Tailor

The Draper/Tailor is the head of a team of 8-10 technicians, and is responsible for supervising this crew in the production of new costumes and the refurbishment/alteration of existing costumes for a 5-production repertory season. The Draper/Tailor must be prepared to fulfill the following responsibilities throughout the season: Draper/Tailor and p attern costumes according to designer’s renderings and research ; accurately measure artists; facilitate the fitting of new and existing costumes; supervise the cutting, construction, finishing work, and alterations o n assigned costumes. The Draper/Tailor is expected to time manage the team: anticipating needs for overtime hours or overhire, delivering costumes to wardrob e on time, attending dress rehearsals, monitoring team safety and morale, and maintaining excellence of product. Applicants should have training in costume technology, or comparable profe ssional experience and minimum 5 years draping/tailoring at the professional or academic level.


Junior Draper/First Hand

The Junior Draper is the assistant to the draper or head of a team of 8 - 10 technicians, and is responsible for helping to supervise this crew in the production of new costumes and the refurbishment/alteration of existing costumes for a 5-production repertory season. Responsibilities are : drape/tailor and pattern costumes as assigned according to designer’s renderings/research; accurately measure artists; facilitate the fitting of new and existing costumes; supervise the cutting, construction, finishing work, and alterations on assigned costumes; take notes for the Draper/Tailor as needed; pattern layout and fabric cutting according to Draper/Tailor direction; prep construct ion work for Stitchers, Apprentices and volunteers; supervision of Stitchers and apprentices in the construction, finishing work. The junior draper is expected to assist in time manage ment of the team: anticipating needs for overtime hours or overhire, delivering costumes to wardrobe on time, attending dress rehearsals, monitoring team safety and morale, and maintaining excellence of product. Applicants should have training in costume technology, or comparable professional experience and minimum 3 years draping/tailoring at the professional or academic level.


First Hand/Tailor Assistant

The First Hand/Tailor Assistant is responsible for assisting the Draper/Tailor in the production of new costumes and refurbishment/alteration of existing costumes for a 5-production repertory season. The First Hand/Tailor Assistant’s responsibilities are: accurately measure artists; assist in fitting new and existing costumes, taking notes for the Draper/Tailor as needed; pattern layout and fabric cutting according to Draper/Tailor direction; prep construction work for Stitchers, Apprentices and volunteers; supervision of Stitchers and apprentices in the construction, finishing work, and alterations on assigned costumes; oversee the labeling of finished costumes; perform final check of costumes before placement on finish rack/delivery to wardrobe; attend dress rehearsals; monitor team safety and morale; and maintain excellence of product. Applicants should have training in costume technology, or comparable professional experience and minimum 2 years assisting at the academic or professional level.


Stitcher

The Stitcher is responsible for the construction of new costumes and the alteration and refurbishment of existing costumes, under the direction of the Draper/Tailor and First Hand/Assistant Tailor for a 5-production repertory season. The Stitcher’s responsibilities are: construction, alteration, and finishing work using both hand and industrial machine stitching; pressing and rolling of fabrics; pressing, steaming and labeling of finished costumes; assist in supervising stitching apprentices and volunteers; and maintain excellence of product. Applicants should have training in costume technology, or comparable professional experience and minimum 2 year stitching experience at the academic or professional level.


Stitching/Non-Dressing Apprentice

The Stitching/Non-Dressing Apprentice is r esponsible for the construction of new costumes and the alteration and refinishing of existing costumes, under the direction of the Draper/Tailor and First Hand/Assistant Tailor for a 5-production repertory season. The Apprentice must be prepared to fulfil l the following responsibilities throughout the season: construction, alteration, and finishing work using both hand and industrial machine stitching; pressing and rolling of fabrics; pressing, steaming and labe ling of finished costumes; assigned daily cos tume shop maintenance tasks; and maintain excellence of product. Applicants must have costume/fashion technology experience or similar experience in other theatrical venues.


Stitching/Dressing Apprentice

The Stitching/Dressing Apprentice works with an a ssigned draping/tailoring team during the day and works as part of the wardrobe running team in the evenings for a 5-production repertory season. The Apprentice must be prepared to fulfill the following responsibilities throughout the season: construction, alteration, and finishing work using both hand and industrial machine stitching; pressing and rolling of fabrics; labeling of costumes; pressing and steaming of finished costumes; wardrobe inventory check-in; perform simple costume repairs during run of the show; assist artists in dressing at top of show and throughout performance; assist in quick changes; nightly laundry collection and show changeovers; assigned daily costume shop maintenance tasks; participation in the design and/or production of the Apprentice Scenes; and maintain excellence of product. Applicants must have costume/fashion technology experience or similar experience in other theatrical venues.   


Millinery Head 

The Millinery Head supervises a team of 3-4 technicians, and is responsible fo r leading this crew in the construction, fitting, and alteration of hats and headpieces for a 5-production repertory season. The Millinery Head’s responsibilities are: development and fitting of hats and headpieces according to designer specification; supervision of cutting, construction, finishing work and alterations on assigned headwear. The Millinery Head is expected to time manage the team: anticipating needs for overtime hours or overhire, delivering hats and headpieces to Wardrobe on time, attending dress rehearsals, monitoring team safety and morale, and maintaining excellence of product. Applicants should have training in costume technology, or comparable professional experience and minimum 3 years millinery experience at the professional or academic level.


Millinery Assistant

 The Millinery Assistant is responsible for assisting in the construction, fitting, and alteration of costume millinery pieces, including but not limited to: hats, helmets, veils, and headdresses for a 5-production repertory season. The Millinery Assistant’s responsibilities are: development and fitting of millinery pieces according to designer specification and Head Milliner direction; cutting, construction, finish work, and alterations on assigned millinery items; assist in supervis ing apprentice millinery crew and volunteers; timely delivery of millinery pieces to wardrobe for dress rehearsals; attend dress rehearsals as needed; monitor team safety and morale; and maintain excellence of prod uct. Applicants should have training in costume technology, or comparable professional experience and minimum 1 year millinery experience at the academic or professional level.


Non - Dressing Millinery Apprentice

The Non-Dressing Millinery Apprentice is responsible for assisting the head milliner and assistants in the construction and alteration of millinery items, including but not limited to: hats, helmets, veils, and headdresses for a 5-production repertory season. The apprentice must be prepared to fulfill the following responsibilities through out the season: construction, finish work, and alterations on assigned millinery items; correct labeling of finished millinery items; assigned daily costume shop maintenance tasks; and maintain excellence of product. Applicants must have millinery experience or similar experience in other theatrical venues.


Millinery/Dressing Apprentice

 The Millinery/Dressing Apprentice works with the millinery team during the day and then works as part of the wardrobe team running shows in the evening for a 5-production repertory season. The apprentice must be prepared to fulfill the following responsibilities throughout the season: construction, finish work, and alterations on assigned millinery items; labeling of finished millinery items; pressing and steaming of finished costumes; wardrobe inventory check-in; perform simple costume repairs during run of the show; assist artists in dressing at top of show and throughout performance; assist in quick changes; nightly laundry collection and show changeover; assigned daily costume shop maintenance tasks; participation in the design and/or production of the Apprentice Scenes; and maintain excellence of product. Applicants must have millinery experience or similar experience in other theatrical venues.


Crafts Head

The Crafts Head supervises a team of 3-5 technicians, and is r esponsible for leading this crew in the construction, fitting, and alteration of costume craft items, including but not limited to: armor, masks, footwear, belts, bags, and jewelry for a 5-production repertory season. The crafts head must be prepared to fulfill the following responsib ilities throughout the season: d evelopment and fitting of craft pieces according to designer specification; supervision of cutting, construction, finish ing work, and alterations on assigned craft items. The Crafts Head is expected to time manage the team: anticipating needs for overtime hours or overhire, delivering hats and headpieces t o Wardrobe on time, attending dress rehearsals, monitoring team safety and morale, and maintaining excellence of product. Applicants should have training in costume technology, or comparable professional experience and m inimum 3 years crafts experience at the academic or professional level.


Crafts Assistant

The Crafts Assistant is responsible for assisting in the construction, fitting, and alteration of costume craft items, includ ing but not limited to: armor, masks, footwear, belts, bags, and jewelry for a 5-production repertory season. The Crafts Assistant ’s responsibilities are: development and fitting of craft pieces according to designer specification and crafts heads direction; cutting, construction, finish work, and alterations on assigned craft items; assist in supervising apprentice crafts crew and volunteers; labeling of finished craft items; timely delivery of craft pieces to wardrobe for dress rehearsals; attend dress rehearsals as needed; monitor team safety and morale; and maintain excellence of product. Applicants should have training in costume technology, or comparable professional experience and minimum 2 year crafts experience at the academic or professional level.


Non - Dressing Crafts Apprentice

The Non-Dressing Crafts Apprentice is responsible for assisting the crafts head and assistants in the construction and alteration of costume craft items, including but not limited to: armor, masks, footwear, belts, bags, and jewelry for a 5 production repertory season. The apprentice must be prepared to fulfill the following responsibilities throughout the season: construction, finish work, and alterations on assigned craft items; correct labeling of finished craft items; assigned daily costume shop maintenance tasks; and maintain excellence of product. Applicants must have costume crafts experience or similar experience in other theatrical venues.


Crafts/Dressing Apprentice

The Crafts/Dressing Apprentice works with the crafts team during the day and works as part of the wardrobe running team in the evening for a 5-production repertory season. The apprentice must be prepared to fulfill the following responsibilities throughout the season: construction, finish work, and alterations on assigned craft items; correct labeling of finished craft items; pressing and steaming of finished costumes; wardrobe in ventory check-in; perform simple costume repairs during run of the show; assist artists in dressing at top of show and throughout performance; assist in quick changes; nightly laundry collection and show changeover; assigned daily costume shop maintenance tasks; participation in the design and/or production of the Apprentice Scenes; and maintain excellence of product. Applicants must have costume crafts experience or similar experience in other theatrical venues.


Head Dyer/Painter

The Head Dyer/Painter supervises a team of 1-3 technicians, and is responsible for t he dyeing, painting, texturing, and distressing of garments and fabric for a 5-production repertor y season. The head dyer/painter’s responsibilities are: d evelopment of dye/paint samples and rec ipes according to designer specification ; attend fittings as needed; delegation and supervision of team on all dye/paint items. The Head Dyer/Painter is expected to time manage the team: anticipating needs for overtime hours or overhire, delivering costum e fabrics/pieces to the shop or Wardrobe on time, attending dress rehearsals, monitoring team safety and morale, and maintaining excellence of product. Applicants should have training in costume technology, or comparable professional experience and minimum 3 years dye/paint experience at the academic or professional level.


Assistant Dyer/Painter

The Assistant Dyer/painter is responsible for assisting in the dyeing, painting, tex turing, and distressing of garments and fabric for a 5-production repertory se ason. The Assistant Dyer/Painter’s responsibilities are: development of dye/paint samples and recipes according to designer and head dyer/painter specification; attend fittings as needed; timely delivery of completed projects within the deadline of the workroom schedule or tech schedule; and maintain excellence of product. Applicants should have training in costume technology, or comparable professional experience and minimum 1 year dye/paint experience at the academic or professional level.


Wardrobe Supervisor

The Wardrobe Supervisor supervises a team of 3-4 Wardrobe staff and 16 additional Dressers , and is responsible for leading this crew in the organization, maintenance, and running of a 5-production repertory season. The Wardrobe Supervisor’s responsibilities are: dressing room set - up; assist in labeling costume pieces; costume maintenance including but not limited to cleaning/washing, pressing, and steaming of finished costumes; costume repairs; wardrobe inventory check - in; supervision of apprentices during the tech and run of the shows; assist artists in dressing at top of show and throughout performance; assist in quick changes; nightly laundry collection and show changeovers; setting crew dressing assignments and training dressers; creating dressing sheets and show tracking paperwork; and maintain excellence of product. Applicants should have training in costume design or technology, or comparable professional experience and minimum 3 years Wardrobe Supervisor experience at the academic or professional level.


Wardrobe Assistant

The Wardrobe Assistant is responsible for assisting the Wardrobe Supervisor in the organization, maintenance and running of a 5-production repertory season. The Wardrobe Assistant ’s responsibilities are: dressing room set-up; assist in labeling costume pieces ; costume maintenance including but not limited to cleaning/washing, pressing , and steaming of finished costumes; costume repairs; wardrobe inventory check-in; supervision of appr entices during the tech and run of the shows; assist artists in dressing at top of show and throughout performance; assist in quick changes; nightly laundry collection and show changeovers; assist in creating dressing sheets and show tracking paperwork; and maintain excellence of product. Applicants should have advanced wardrobe experience or similar experience in other theatrical venues.


Wardrobe/Dressing Apprentice

The Wardrobe/Dressing apprentice works with the wardrobe team during the day and then works as part of the team running shows in the evening for a 5-production repertory season. The apprentice must be prepared to fulfill the following responsibilities throughout the season: dressing room set up; labeling of undergarments and accessories; costume maintenance including but not limited to cleaning/washing, pressing and steaming of finished costumes; costume repairs; wardrobe inventory check-in; assist artists in dressing at top of show and throughout performance; assist in quick changes; nightly laundry collection and show changeover; participation in the design and/or production of the Apprentice Scenes; and maintain excellence of product. Applicants must have wardrobe experience or similar experience in other theatrical venues.


Stock Coordinator

The Stock Coordinator is responsible for assisting the costume shop management team in the procurement and organization of materials/supplies related to the production of costumes for a 5-production repertory season. The Stock Coordinator’s responsi bilities are: assist with the inventory and distribution of shipments; maintain costume stock storage areas in a clean, orderly and usable manner; coordinate pulling, sizing, and/or inventorying of all costume items and accessories; re-stocking unused or returned costumes in a timely manner; and organize and/or participate in end of season and end of summer clean up and strike. Applicants should have MFA in Theatre Production or Design, or comparable professional experience in costuming, costume design and construction. Applicants must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel and have strong organizational and collaboration skills.


Costume Design Assistant

The Costume Design Assistant is responsible for assisting the costume shop management team and designer in the production of costumes for 1 of 5 shows in a repertory season. The Design Assistant’s responsibilities are: collecting, organizing, and distribution of information and materials for the show; assist with the inventory and distribution of shipm ents; accurately measure artists; coordinate the pulling, organization, and use of rehearsal clothing; assist in fitting new and existing costumes, documenting via notes and photographs; assist workroom in the construction, finishing work, and alterations on costumes as needed; restock unused costume pieces; timely delivery of all paperwork for inventory and dressing sheets; attend all dress rehearsals; and maintain excellence of product. Applicants should have training in Theatre Production or Design, or c omparable professional experience with training in Costume Design and construction. Applicants must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel and have strong organizational and collaboration skills.


Shop Assistant/Shopper

The Shop Assistant/Shopper is r esponsible for assisting the costume shop management team in the procurement of all materials/supplies related to the production of costumes for a 5-production repertory season. The Shop Assistant/Shopper’s re sponsibilities are: local shopping/sourcing suc h as shoe repair and rubbering with local vendors; assist with the inventory and distribution of shipments; accurately measure artists; assist with rehearsal clothing requests and organization; assist in fitting new and existing costumes; organization and balancing of receipts and petty cash; assist workroom in the construction, finishing work, and alterations on costumes as needed; restock fabrics; answer phone; and maintain excellence of product. Applicants should have BA in costume technology, design, or comparable professional experience and minimum 1 year experience working in an academic or professional costume shop. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.


Administrative/Dressing Apprentice

The Administrative/Dressing Apprentice is responsible for assisting the costume shop management team in the organization of materials/supplies related to the production of costumes and works as part of the wardrobe running team in the evening for a 5-production repertory season. The apprentice’s responsibilities are: assist with the inventory and distribution of shipments; assist with rehearsal clothing requests and organization; assist in pulling and re-stocking of clothes, shoes, and accessories; assist workroom in the construction, finishing work, and alterations on costumes as needed; pressing and steaming of finished costumes; wardrobe inventory check-in; perform simple costume repairs during run of the show; assist artists in dressing at top of show and throughout performance; assist in quick changes; nightly laundry collection and show changeovers; assigned daily costume shop maintenance tasks; participation in the design and/or production of the Apprentice Scenes; and maintain excellence of product. Applicants must have costume/fashion technology experience or similar experience in other theatrical venues.