Dorset Theatre Festival
Dorset, VT

Expires: 07/14/20

Job Dates

May 26 - September 7, 2020


Starts at $600 per week less a $50 weekly housing per week

Dorset Theatre Festival, an acclaimed AEA summer company in Vermont, seeks a Costume Shop Manager for its 2020 summer season. Employment dates run May 26 through early September.

Working with Costume Designers and reporting to the Production Manager, the Costume Shop Manager coordinates costume shop operations and the timely completion of costumes.

The Costume Shop Manager will supervise a Costume Shop Technician and a Wardrobe Apprentice, as well as overhire staff when necessary. The Costume Shop Manager is responsible for overseeing and participating in the budgeting, construction, pulling, fitting, and strike of costume elements for 4 shows within budget and deadline parameters.

The Costume Shop Manager will attend all production meetings and tech rehearsals to coordinate costume fitting schedules, rehearsal needs, and performance notes. They will ensure fitting notes are executed in a timely manner, as well as attend costume fittings as appropriate. They will oversee acquisition, purchases, rentals, and maintenance of all costume items, manage and maintain costume shop inventory, and manage costume shop equipment, repairs, and maintenance.

Candidates should have a minimum of 2 years experience working in a professional costume shop. Management experience is preferred, but similar professional costume shop experience and/or educational experience with supervisory or management experience will also be considered. The candidate should have a mastery of costume construction and fabrication techniques, and knowledge of cutting, draping, patterning, and costume and fashion history. Wig styling and makeup experience desirable.

Candidates should also have excellent interpersonal, organizational, collaborative, communication, and leadership skills; demonstrated experience working on multiple productions within tight timelines and budgets.

Positive attitude and sense of humor and ability to work well for long hours with diverse personalities is a must. Valid drivers license and access to personal vehicle desirable.

Salary commensurate with experience, less a $50 weekly housing contribution; single occupancy bedroom in a shared house for the summer season.

To Apply:
Email resume, cover letter, and professional references to Will Rucker, Producing Director, at jobs at dorsettheatrefestival dot org with your name and position in the subject line. Please indicate in your cover letter how you came across this opportunity. You may submit a portfolio with your resume; if you do not, we may ask for samples of your work.

Dorset Theatre Festival is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and considers applicants for employment without regard toand does not discriminate on the basis ofan individuals sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Dorset Theatre Festival discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Dorset Theatre Festival is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


Will Rucker

Producing Director



Business Address

PO Box 510

Dorset, VT 05251

Posted: 01/14/2020 12:04:08 EST

Last Updated: 01/14/2020 16:00 EST

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