Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Chicago, IL

Expires: 01/01/20


$14-$17 per hour

Chicago Shakespeare Theater is seeking an experienced Dresser to join our Wardrobe Staff as a full time member. Chicago Shakespeare produces an average of 14 productions per season in a 500-seat mainstage, 200-seat black box, a new flexible performance space of up to 800 seats. Our productions cover a wide range of subject material including Shakespeare, musicals, new works, educational tours, and international presented productions. The Dresser will join a second full time wardrobe staff member, as well as swing and over-hire crew to manage costume changes, tracks, and maintenance throughout the run of each show. The position is full-time, and is compensated at a competitive hourly rate, with benefits.

Responsibilities Include:
Assisting the actors with dressing pre- and post-show
Costume Presets on and off stage
Managing costume changes throughout performances
Execute quick changes
Tracking costume pieces to necessary locations throughout the performance
Upholding the design and quality of the costumes through daily maintenance and repairs
o Hand sewing, machine sewing, serging, painting shoes, repairing jewelry
Nightly Laundry, including ironing, steaming and distributing the costumes
Weekly bagging and re-distribution of dry cleaning
Create wardrobe track paperwork specific to your track
Attend and run understudy track for put in rehearsals
Train swing dresser on your track
Assisting with events where costumes are needed (touch tour, TV appearances, etc.)

Physical Demands:
Walking or moving quickly
Rolling Heavy Costume Racks
Lifting heavy baskets and large/bulky costumes
Bending and kneeling on the floor for Quick Changes
Working in small spaces

Required Skills and Experience:
Laundry Skills
Intermediate hand and machine sewing skills
o Home, Commercial, Serger
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Works well in team environments
Takes direction well and works well under stressful circumstances
Experience working with professional actors and designers
Minimum 2 years professional or academic experience

This position is full time, typically involving six days of work each week, including nights, weekends, and occasional holidays. Hours will vary based on the needs of each production.
Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and 3 references via email (with Wardrobe Dresser in the subject line) to productionjobs@chicagoshakes.com. All submissions should be formatted as .pdf. No phone calls, please.

Chicago Shakespeare is committed to building diversity and inclusion onstage and throughout the organization. We especially encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.


Dan Grycza



Business Address

800 E Grand Ave

Chicago, IL 60611

Posted: 07/01/2019 13:23:05 EST

Last Updated: 07/01/2019 17:00 EST

Trackback: http://offstagejobs.com/jobdetail.php?jobID=49213

Figure 53 (the maker of QLab, Go Button, and other fine products), is the exclusive sponsor of OffStageJobs.com!