Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
Arvada, CO
Concert / Event

Expires: 12/11/19

Job Dates



44000-50000 annually

Job Title: Costume Shop Manager
FLSA Status: Full-Time Exempt
Arvada Center for the Arts + Humanities
Date Prepared: 06/10/2019

Position Purpose:
Supervises and ensures smooth operations for the costume shop, including the hiring, training, scheduling, and supervision of shop staff, facilitates the completion of all garments in advance of established deadlines, and builds costumes for theatrical productions.

Job Knowledge:
1. Coordinates Costume Shop:
-Develops and oversees operations for the costume shop.
-Builds and alters costumes for each production, including period and custom costumes.
-Facilitates incoming and outgoing rentals, donations, and loans of costumes when required.
-Maintains costume shop, including keeping work area clean, safe, and free of debris, and maintaining an organized stock of costumes and tools.
-Facilitates costume shop equipment and tool maintenance.
-Works closely with designers and producers for facilitating artistic goals and quality of all costumes. Communicate with designers, stage management, and staff to coordinate fittings.
-Read all scripts and collaborate with designer and production team to create a comprehensive, detailed costume piece list for each show.

2. Supervises Workers:
-Hires, trains, directs, and assigns work and schedules for costume employees, including temporary over-hires.
-Exhibits strong supervisory and project leadership skills.
-Exhibits knowledge of Equity Union rules.
-Communicate with costume, wardrobe, wig, and makeup departments, attend all costume fittings, and facilitate understudy fittings and paperwork to ensure quality and maintain integrity of productions.

3. Administrative Duties:
-Collaborates with designer to develop itemized budget.
-Reviews budget and maintains costs in accordance with budget.
-Establishes and facilitates vendor sources for purchase and accounts.
-Track costs and submit invoices in a timely manner.
-Keeps track of employee time sheets and tracks labor costs.
-Conduct shop meetings, attend staff and production meetings.
-Order necessary supplies.
-Exhibits strong written and verbal communication skills and interact with all personnel, vendors, and the general public in a positive and cooperative manner.
-Exhibits strong time management skills, and demonstrates a strong ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
-Other duties as assigned.

Depends on experience and qualifications.
Application Instructions:
Please send an email with your resume and cover letter to jobs@arvadacenter.org . Please put the job title in the subject line of your email. This position will remain open until filled.
Conditions of Employment:
This is a full-time, exempt position that is eligible for benefits. The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is dedicated to the principles of equal opportunity employment in any term, condition, or privilege of employment. We do not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability or any other status protected by state or local law. Candidates from traditionally marginalized communities are especially encouraged to apply.

Note: This job is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.


Kim Loiselle




(720) 898-7274

Business Address

6901 Wadsworth Blvd

Arvada, CO 80003

Posted: 06/11/2019 10:37:07 EST

Last Updated: 06/11/2019 13:00 EST

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