First Stage
Milwaukee, WI

Expires: 03/09/20

Job Dates

02/24/20 - 04/05/20


$440 per week

First Stage, Milwaukees premier theater for young audiences, is seeking a self-motivated + qualified Wardrobe Assistant for its upcoming 2019/2020 season.

Position: Wardrobe Assistant
Status: Non-exempt, Seasonal
Reports To: Wardrobe Supervisor, Costume Shop Manager
Contract Dates: 2/24/20-4/5/20

The Wardrobe Assistants main responsibilities will be assisting the Wardrobe Supervisor in creating change tracks, running all performances, maintaining costumes, and handling all laundry needs for the entire run. Applicants must be available for every performance and must have own transportation to and from the theatre. This position will be working directly with, and actively supervising, Young Performers backstage. Applicants must possess a positive backstage demeanor and work well with both adult and young performer actors and backstage crew. Prior costume and/or wardrobe experience and strong sewing skills are required.

Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):
Work set hours as determined by Shop Manager and Wardrobe Supervisor
Work on alterations as determined by shop staff, using both hand and machine sewing
Attend rehearsal run-thrus of the show with Shop Manager and Wardrobe Supervisor
Assist with load-in and strike which includes heavy lifting
Facilitate and run quick changes as assigned by Wardrobe Supervisor
Assist actors and young performers with wig prep, hair styles and makeup as needed
Maintenance of show costumes including laundry and repairs, etc.
Maintain a clean and safe workspace
Perform emergency costume repairs as needed
Communicate any problems or questions to Wardrobe Supervisor
Other assignments as per Shop Managers and/or Wardrobe Supervisors request
Maintain a positive attitude and uphold First Stage's Artistic Statement and Employee Guidelines


2 years experience in professional Wardrobe/Costumes or educational equivalent

To apply please send Cover Letter, Resume and References to production@firststage.org with the subject line Wardrobe Assistant - Rock Paper Scissors. No Phone Calls Please.

Job listing will remain open until position is filled. Background checks will be required for all applicants. First Stage is an EOE.


Jenny Thurnau


Business Address

325 W. Walnut St.

Milwaukee, WI 53212

Posted: 09/09/2019 11:45:44 EST

Last Updated: 09/09/2019 15:00 EST

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