COSTUME DEPARTMENT

 

Costume Director/Head of Wardrobe- position filled

minimum requirements; two years of professional experience in a supervisory capacity required. 

May 18 arrive / August 3 depart
$5,000 / $350 travel / private dorm housing / 14 meals a week

Costume Department Director 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

 

Cutter/Drapers (2)

May 18 arrive / July 5 depart
$4,000 / $350 travel / double occupancy dorm housing / 14 meals a week

minimum requirement; preferred master's degree and/or two years of professional experience 

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

 

Wig Stylist 

May 20 arrive / July 5 depart
$3,500 / $350 travel / single occupancy dormitory suite / 14 meals a week

Minimum requirements: 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 the 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

 

Assistant Wig Stylist

May 20 arrive / August 3 depart
$2,500 / double occupancy dormitory housing / 14 meals a week

Minimum requirements: 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 hairstyles.

Responsible for:

● 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 environment
● To maintain wigs and hairpieces during the performances
● Assist in company strike 

 

First Hands (2) 

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

Minimum requirements: MFA  in theatre preferred and/or two year of professional experience.

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 Crew (5)

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

Minimum requirements: BFA in theatre preferred and/or one year of professional experience

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 company 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 company strike 
● Participating in opening night discussions

 

Costume Intern / Wardrobe 

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

Minimum requirements: undergraduate costume technology training required and/or one year of professional experience

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 

 

Costume and Wig Stylist Intern

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

Minimum requirements: undergraduate training in wigs and hair styling preferred and/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.

Responsible for:

● 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 environment
● To maintain wigs and hairpieces during the performances
● Serve as wardrobe crew as needed and assist with full company strike 

 

 

 To apply fill out the Technical Submission Form 
For more information contact: t
exasshakespeare@gmail.com
Application Deadline: February 1st, 2022