American Shakespeare Center
Staunton, VA

Expires: 01/20/21

Job Dates

Mid August through early January


$540 per week

The American Shakespeare Center (ASC), a destination theatre and educational center located in Staunton, Virginia, seeks experienced candidates for the position of Wardrobe Manager.

* Manage the care, laundering, and maintenance of all costumes, wigs, accessories, and footwear used in ASC productions.
* Be onsite for all performances, assisting with costume changes and making emergency repairs as needed during performances.
* Attend production meetings.
* Offer advice on costume choices, quick-rigging, and construction, in order to maintain integrity of costume design and production standards throughout each show run.
* Collaborate with Costume Shop Manager on the transition of costumes from shop to theatre for dress rehearsals.
* Attend tech and dress rehearsals; work with Costume Shop Manager and team to complete costume notes.
* Coordinate with Costume Shop Manager and designers to ensure costume lists and care sheets are up to date and accurate.
* Distribute costume lists and care sheets to actors and stage management before first tech.
* Assist actors with make-up design and proper use and care of wigs.
* Coordinate with Costume Shop Manager on strikes and dry cleaning pickup/return.
* Maintain cleanliness of wardrobe and dressing room areas.
* Maintain wardrobe, laundry, dressing room, and show expendable supplies, consulting with Costume Shop Manager on budgets and purchasing with reasonable lead time.
* Supervise and schedule wardrobe interns.
* Work with Costume Shop Manager on restocking costume pieces throughout the season
* Provide support for special events and company projects as requested.

* Demonstrated interest and proficiency in costume construction, alteration, and clothing care techniques.
* Experience as a dresser.
* Proficiency in wig styling and maintenance.
* Experience with theatrical make-up.
* Effective organizational, communication, and time-management abilities.
* Ability to manage multiple, overlapping productions, projects, and personnel.
* Computer and internet proficiency.
* Valid Drivers license and vehicle.

Wardrobe Manager reports to the Costume Shop Manager and works closely with stage management, designers, and actors.

The successful candidate will have experience as a dresser and wardrobe maintenance. They will be flexible with the ability to work independently and as part of a team, and will be able to work successfully under pressure and meet deadlines and goals. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary is $540 per week. Position includes health insurance and paid time off.

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Jay McClure, Associate Producing Director, via email at Jay.McClure@AmericanShakespeareCenter.com

The American Shakespeare Center values and supports collaboration, inclusion, and work/life balance. Our home in Staunton, Virginia supports these values with a livable, walkable downtown; low cost of living; diverse arts opportunities; easy access to cities like Richmond, Charlotte, and Washington, DC; and abundant outdoor activities in the surrounding Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains.


James McClure

Associate Artistic Producer



(540) 885-5588

Fax: (540) 885-4886

Business Address

20 S New ST

4th FL

Staunton, VA 24401

Posted: 07/20/2020 09:19:15 EST

Last Updated: 07/20/2020 13:00 EST

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