Birmingham Children's Theatre
Birmingham, AL
Production House

Expires: 08/05/18

Job Dates

Full Time


$26,000 annually

Birmingham Childrens Theatre
Position: Costume Shop Manager
Full Time

The Birmingham Childrens Theatre is seeking a Costume Shop Manager to join our dedicated and hard-working team. The Costume Shop Manager will oversee and execute the costume creation for all BCT productions, oversee all costume rentals, manage the daily operations of the costume shop including maintaining costume stock, shop equipment, ordering supplies, supervising overhire stitchers, and have an active role in the execution of all productions and related activities.

Plans the operation of the costume shop for the entire season of theatrical productions and for individual productions
Performs the construction, alteration, repair, cleaning/maintenance and storage of theatrical costumes
Establishes and maintains the budgets for productions, including allocating funds and labor to each project
Inventory and maintain BCTs costume stock
Create and manage a costume rental system
Supervises dress rehearsals, show wardrobe and laundry
Coordinates space usage for cast dressing needs
Oversees and inventories donations of clothing and materials to costume shop
Strikes costumes after each production
Designs and coordinates costumes for all BCT Wee Folks productions
Performs other related duties as required.

High school diploma and 2 years of experience in costuming, sewing, or other closely related field
Must have working knowledge of theatre production operations and procedures, supervisory practices and principles, principles and practices and techniques of costume construction, various eras and appearance of vintage clothing
Skills in making patterns, cutting, draping, sewing, dying and fitting costumes
Experience with Wigs and Theatrical Makeup is preferred
Costume Design experience is preferred
Must be able to work some evenings and weekends when needed

The Costume Shop Manager reports directly to the Production Manager.

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

START DATE: August 2018

TO APPLY: Please email cover letter and resume along with a list of three references to the attention of Stephen Fister. Please type Costume Shop Manager in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Birmingham Children's Theatre exists to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of children through the magic of professional theatre. One of the nation's oldest and largest professional theatre companies for young audiences, BCT produces high-quality, professional theatrical entertainment and curriculum-relevant arts education experiences for children and families. In-house productions annually play to over 90,000 school students in grades K-12, while BCT tours reach over 80,000 additional students each year in approximately 100 cities across Alabama and the Southeast.

Birmingham Childrens Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information about Birmingham Childrens Theatre, please visit: www.bct123.org


Ashley Woods

Associate Artistic Director



(205) 458-8192

Business Address

Birmingham Children's Theatre

P.O. Box 136

Birmingham, AL 35201

Venue Address

Birmingham Children's Theatre

2130 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd N.

Birmingham, AL 35203

Posted: 07/10/2018 10:49:10 EST

Last Updated: 07/10/2018 13:00 EST

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