Costume Shop

Costume Shop Supervisor/Head of Wardrobe - POSITION CLOSED

Two years of professional experience in a supervisory capacity required. 

May 18 arrive / August 1 depart
$5,000 / $350 travel / private dorm housing / 14 meals a week

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

 

Wig Master / Stylist 

May 18 arrive / July 3 depart
$3,500 / $350 travel / double occupancy dormitory suite / 14 meals a week

Qualifications: MFA in theatre preferred, or 3 years of professional experiences as Wig Master or Assistant Wig Master. Desired skills include wig design, construction, fronting and ventilating, facial hair construction, wig maintenance, wig and hair styling, and thorough knowledge of period of styles.

Responsible for:

● Constructing wigs, hairstyles, and facial hairpieces to meet costume designer's specifications
● Establishing priorities and working within budget, labor, and time constraints
● Purchasing and /or renting wig materials, supplies, and equipment
● Supervising the maintenance of all wigs and hairpieces for a four-show repertory

Duties include:

● Constructing or acquiring wigs and all hairpieces for four shows
● Instructing wardrobe crew members in maintenance of wigs and all hairpieces
● Pulling wigs and hairpieces from current TSF stock, when possible
● Developing a budget based on designs
● Working within a tight budget and under severe deadlines
● Attending all meetings, rehearsals, and performances as needed

 

 

Cutter/Drapers 

May 18 arrive / July 3 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 

May 18 arrive / July 3 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 sergers as needed
● Maintaining the industrial irons
● Performing all duties of a stitcher
● Participating in opening night discussions 

 

Stitcher / Wardrobe 

May 18 arrive / August 1 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 

May 18 arrive / August 1 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

 

Wig / Stylist Intern

May 18 arrive / August 2 depart
$1,250 / double occupancy dormitory housing / 14 meals a week

Qualifications: BFA in theatre preferred, or one year of professional experience working on wigs and hair styling. Desired skills include construction, fronting and ventilating, facial hair construction, wig and hair styling, and thorough knowledge of period hair styles.

Duties include:

Assist with constructing wigs, hairstyles, and facial hairpieces to meet costume designer's specifications
Washing and combing out wigs as needed
Assist with maintaining a clean and safe working environmen
To maintain wigs and hair pieces during the performances
Serve as wardrobe crew as needed and assist with costume duties as required.

 

 

 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, 2018

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