Park Square Theatre: Wardrobe Supervisor and Wardrobe Assistant

Rate of Pay: 
$15.00 $17.00

Position Title:                  Wardrobe Supervisor

Reports to:                        Production Director

Status:                                  Seasonal, Part Time

Department:                    Production Department who is responsible for the construction and implementation of all technical elements of the production season.

Position Summary:        Wardrobe Supervisor oversees the care and maintenance of costumes and wardrobe crew for a given production season.

Responsibilities:       

  • Dry Cleaning & Wardrobe Materials Budget Monitoring           
    • Purchases over $50 need approval by Production Director            
    • Track labor hours & support designers
    • Turn in receipts no later than two weeks from closing.
  • Dry Cleaning Coordination                  
    • Choosing the dry cleaning company that works best for the show
    • Scheduling pick-up and drop offs
    • What goes out from the design
  • 1st cleaning will be after tech weekend or two days after they start costumes
    • Collect a laundry instruction list from designer or dressing list   
  • Repairs on “final” costumes will happen after tech, negotiate with designer on additional duties
  • Available for emergency repairs or major costume fixes
  • Flexible schedule
  • Additional hand or Design Assist as needed and as negotiated
  • Train/support crews & laundry technicians                    
  • Create a production cleaning schedule 
  • Strike support & delegate responsibilities            
  • Communication           
    • Set up costume email & calendars                    
    • Respond to report notes within 12 hours           
    • Two meetings and email communication with Costume Designer         
    • Check-in of stock with designer at beginning of run
    • Check-in/looking through stock with designer at strike
    • Develop wardrobe paperwork and respond to reports within a 12 hour period      
  • Strike Process and Responsibilities                   
      • Remove costume from dressing rooms after final performance   
      • Clean all stock 
      • Confirm with Designer when stock is clean       
      • Confirm with designer when stock is sorted & rentals returned   
      • Put away PST stock     
  • Maintain cleanliness of the shop and storage area.
    • donate any excess costumes
    • clear racks
    • maintain wig stock
    • send sewing machines out for repair

Qualifications:

  • Experience working as a Wardrobe supervisor or experience in a professional or academic setting working with costumes.
  • High school Diploma required
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in scheduling and managing crews is a must.
  • Efficient computer skills and experience with Word, Excel and Outlook.  
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills
  • Reliable transportation, ability to run errands
  • Ability to work a variable schedule, including early mornings, evenings and weekends
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with people of diverse ethnic, economic, racial and cultural backgrounds
  • Must be a team player
  • Ability to lift, move, and pull 50-100 lbs. consistently. Bend, kneel, and ability to move up and down ladders and other equipment

Hours: Part-Time, $15-$17per hour (DOQ/Commensurate with experience).

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Position Title: WARDROBE ASSISTANT

Reports to:                        Stage Manager, Costume Designer, ASM

Reporting staff:                None

Status:                               Seasonal, Part-Time

Department:                      Production Department who is responsible for the construction and implementation of all technical elements of the production season.

Position Summary:          The Wardrobe person is responsible for the organization and maintenance of the costumes and wigs for a production. The Wardrobe person is responsible for keeping the costumes looking as the Designer intended.

Responsibilities:

  • Attend and staff 1st dress rehearsals and other scheduled previews, as arranged.
  • Must be able to do work normally performed in professional theatre.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • Follow AEA wardrobe standards.
  • Consult with SM and Designer about schedules for washing, ironing etc.
  • Laundry also includes drying, pressing, and repairing.
  • Label all costume pieces with actor's and understudy's names.
  • Work with guest designer to list of all changes and where they happen, noting specifics of time and costume pieces involved.  Share all information with ASM.
  • Write Check-in & Check-out lists for actors with every item they wear or carry.
  • Designate a person for each production and train them to make emergency repairs backstage.
  • Post "To Do" maintenance lists and schedule in the dressing rooms
  • Collect "To Do" maintenance list as scheduled and do maintenance needed before next rehearsal/performance;
  • Notify the designer if a major problem occurs. And be on call for emergency maintenance between shows.
  •  Work during rehearsal process to solve quick change needs and train crew or actors as appropriate.
  •  Do a post-show check for stray costume pieces, jewelry etc. and return them to the dressing rooms.
  • Clean costumes before storage or return.

Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a professional or academic setting working with costumes.
  • High school Diploma required
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Reliable transportation, ability to run errands
  • Ability to work a variable schedule, including early mornings, evenings and weekends
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with people of diverse ethnic, economic, racial and cultural backgrounds
  • Must be a team player
  • Ability to lift, move, and pull 50-100 lbs. consistently. Bend, kneel, and ability to move up and down ladders and other equipment

Hours: Part-Time, $15/hr

Park Square Theatre/Steppingstone Theatre for Youth encourage applications from qualified candidates from visible and invisible minority groups, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons across the spectrum of sexual orientation and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We are committed to hiring on merit and to removing barriers in employment policies.

Contact information

Park Square Theatre
Meghan McLaughlin
651-767-8489
Email/contact
Web site

Posted December 16