Costume Shop

Costume Shop Supervisor/Head of Wardrobe - position closed

Two years of professional experience in a supervisory capacity required. 

May 16 arrive / August 3 depart
$5,000 / $350 travel / private dorm housing / 14 meals a week

Costume Shop Supervisor is responsible for:

● Creating daily schedule of the costume shop operations
● Determining the viability of proposed designs regarding budget, time, and labor
● Coordinating measurements and fittings
● Supervising cutter/drapers, first hands, stitchers, wardrobe personnel, and interns
● Maintaining adequate supplies and equipment
● Conducting shop meetings
● Attending production meetings
● Keeping track of budgets and processing receipts
● Assisting with any public relations or community outreach events such as fundraisers, Media Day, displays, interviews, informal talks, etc.
● Coordinating strike of all costume-related areas
● Participating in opening night discussions  

Head of Wardrobe is responsible for:

Setting up, organizing, and maintaining the racks and storage systems required for the productions
● Organizing and supervising costume load-in and load-out, costume changes, and quick chances for each production
● Cleaning and maintaining the dressing rooms and related areas
● Supervising dressers and making personnel assignments
● Cleaning and maintaining all costume items during the run of the show
● Assuming responsibility for all costumes and accessories in the productions after opening night
● Discussing with the Artistic Director any costume-related issue that could alter the visual design of a production after the show opens
● Participating in opening night discussions

Costume Cutter/Drapers - position closed

May 20 arrive / July 5 depart
$3,500 / $350 travel / double occupancy dorm housing / 14 meals a week

Responsible for:

● Developing patterns and cutting all fabric, including facings, linings, bias strips, plackets, etc..
● Working with the designers and the costume shop manager to plan the construction process for each garment
● Instructing and supervising first hands and stitchers
● Offering group tutorials to ensure consistent quality and efficiency
● Working within the parameters of budget and production schedule
● Assisting designers and shop manager to coordinate fitting schedule
● Attending fittings
● Supervising alterations
● Preparing swatch bags for each designer
● Cleaning cutting area and preparing all patterns and unused fabrics for restocking
● Participating in opening night discussions

First Hands - position closed

May 20 arrive / July 5 depart 
$3,000 / $350 travel / double occupancy dorm housing / 14 meals a week

Responsible for:

● Serving as the cutter/draper's assistant
● Working with the cutter/draper to supervise/instruct stitchers
● Helping to maintain the production schedule
● Re-threading servers as needed
● Maintaining the industrial irons
● Performing all duties of a stitcher
● Participating in opening night discussions 

Stitcher / Wardrobe - position closed

May 20 arrive / August 3 depart 
$3,000 / double occupancy dorm housing / 14 meals a week

Stitcher is responsible for:

● Assembling garments as instructed by the cutter/drapers and first hands
● Machine sewing and all hand finishing, closures, hems, etc.
● Assisting with crafts and other related tasks as required
● Maintains assigned sewing machine and work area  
Assisting with strike
● Participating in opening night discussions

Wardrobe is responsible for:

Assuming duties as "Head of Wardrobe" for a particular show, assuming the responsibilities associated with that position
● Assisting the Head of Wardrobe in preparing and maintaining the costumes for each production
● Assisting with costume check-in/check-out, and changeover
● Assisting actors with getting dressed for each production
● Executing quick changes as assigned by the Head of Wardrobe
● Assisting with strike
● Participating in opening night discussions

Costume Intern / Wardrobe position closed

May 20 arrive / August 3 depart 
$1,250 / double occupancy dorm housing / 14 meals a week

Note: Costume Interns are assigned primarily to the costume department, but may also be reassigned, as needed, to other technical areas.

Responsible for:

● Working as a stitcher/wardrobe for all productions
● Assisting the Costume Shop Manager in cleaning and maintaining costume storage
● Participating in opening night discussions
● Assisting with company strike

 

 To apply, E-mail a résumé with current mailing address, telephone number, E-mail address and at least two letters of recommendation or references, and any examples of your work to the Festival Office:

 info@TexasShakespeare.com
Application Deadline: February 5th, 2016

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