Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

Expires: 08/26/19

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$525-$575 per week

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company


Seasonal, Full-time, Department Head

Reports to: Production Manager

Start Date: August 26, 2019

End Date: September 29, 2019, with possible option to extend

Work Week: 6 days, 8-10 hours/day, day off may vary week to week

Housing: Single room, shared kitchen and bath in company housing

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Oversee and participate in the construction, pulling, fitting, and strike for Indecent at Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm;

Ensure completion of all costume elements of each production to the satisfaction of the Theatre Company and Costume Designer;

Coordinate costume fitting schedules, rehearsal needs, and performance notes with Stage Management in accordance with Equity rules;

Ensure fitting notes are competently and appropriately executed in a timely manner; attend costume fittings as needed;

Acquire, purchase, rent, and maintain all costume items;

Manage and maintain costume shop inventory of supplies, fabrics, notions, etc;

Successfully manage show and department budgets;

Manage costume shop equipment, repairs, and maintenance;

Collaborate with Wardrobe Manager for the smooth transition of costumes from shop to tech rehearsals;

Attend all tech rehearsals; work with the designer, Wardrobe Manager, Stage Management to ensure completion of costume notes during tech and previews;

Support occasional costume rental by outside organizations. Coordinate paperwork and payments with Operations Manager;

Create costume-related paperwork as needed;

In coordination with Wardrobe Manager, provide support for performance repair notes and dry cleaning as needed;

Consistently maintain and organize costume shop and storage areas;

Collaborate with other department heads on multi-disciplinary projects as needed;

Attend and participate in all scheduled production and department head meetings;

Oversee the safety of those working in the costume shop. Actively participate in and promote a culture of job safety at all times;

Ensure that personnel are properly trained in the operation of machinery and tools and use appropriate personal protective equipment during all work and show calls;

Research, acquire, and maintain MSDS for products used or stored in the costume shop;

Provide support for special events or company projects as needed;


Mastery of costume construction, fabrication techniques; knowledge of cutting, draping and patterning, costume and fashion history; wig styling and makeup experience a plus;

Interest in mentoring and training up-and-coming technicians;

Minimum of 2 years of professional experience as Costume Shop Manager or equivalent preferred;

Excellent interpersonal, organizational, collaborative, communication, and leadership skills;

Proven experience in time management and work-flow analysis;

Demonstrated experience working on multiple productions within tight timelines and budgets;

Demonstrated knowledge of the industry and OSHA standard safety practices;

Positive attitude and sense of humor, ability to work well with diverse personalities;

Ability to thrive in a rural area with limited cell phone service;

Computer proficiency;

Valid drivers license with clean driving record; own car with valid, current insurance coverage preferred. Must be willing to use personal vehicle for business purposes if necessary. Mileage will be reimbursed for all business related trips;

Ability and willingness to work long days with irregular hours with a positive attitude;

Compensation is between $525-575/ week, housing included.

Weston Playhouse Theatre is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and three references to hiring@westonplayhouse.org.

For more information check out our website at https://www.westonplayhouse.org/


Deb Sherrer

General Manager



Business Address


WESTON, VT 05161

Posted: 06/06/2019 16:29:00 EST

Last Updated: 06/06/2019 19:00 EST

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