Northern Stage
White River Junction, VT

Expires: 08/16/21

Job Dates



$700/wk biweekly

Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT seeks an experienced Costume Shop Manager to join the full-time staff. Northern Stage is a LORT D 240 seat regional theater, producing a 6-show mainstage season between the months of August and May, plus educational programs, a New Works Festival, and 4-6 other events year-round. This position reports directly to the Production Manager and will work closely with production department heads and costume shop staff to coordinate all costume-related activity necessary to execute programming. Standard work days are Monday Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm, but expect to work some nights and weekends as the schedule requires

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Manage daily operations of the costume shop, including scheduling and budgeting.
Work with PM to hire all costume staff, including full-time staff and overhire, and oversee all staff, overhire, and volunteer labor, ensuring a safe and healthy work/learning environment for staff and apprentices.
Interpret, budget, and execute all costume, hair and makeup designs, facilitate communication with designers and ensure that all designs are completed within deadlines and budgets.
Collaborate with directors, designers, and stage management to develop and update costume plots, dressing lists, and other costume-related paperwork.
Coordinate the purchase and maintenance of all costume shop materials, supplies, and equipment.
Request and attend all costume and costume-related fittings.
Schedule and coordinate costume load-in and strike for each production, communicating with wardrobe crew and stage management regarding instructions and expectations, and provide onsite support for staff and creatives during tech/previews.
Maintain costume stock and oversee all rentals and loans to/from outside entities.
Provide support for events outside the mainstage and education seasons.
Support other production departments as needed.

Bachelors degree or equivalent.
Minimum 3 years experience in theatrical costume design and construction.
2+ years experience working professionally in costume shop management or asst. management, including managing a budget and executing multiple designs on a tight timeline.
Experience working with Equity performers and stage managers.
Exceptional organizational and technical skills.
High degree of interpersonal and communication skills.
Valid Drivers License.


Neighboring housing is available for lease through Northern Stage.

CONTRACT DATES: 3/29/21-4/17/22

JOB TYPE: Full time


Please submit the following materials to Charmaris Darias, Production Manager via Submittable: https://northernstage.submittable.com/submit/187772/costume-shop-supervisor-employment-application

Cover Letter
Three (3) professional references
Three (3) paperwork samples

We believe the most important and impactful art is made when we consider and commit to inclusion, diversity, equity and access both on and off of our stage. We highly encourage folks who are Black, Native or Indigenous, People of Color, Queer or Trans, Poor or Working Class, Disabled, Young, Elderly, and/or who speak English as a second language to apply. To learn more about Northern Stage, please visit our website: www.northernstage.org. No phone calls please.

For more information: https://northernstage.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Costume-Shop-Manager-Job-Posting.pdf

To apply: https://northernstage.submittable.com/submit/187772/costume-shop-supervisor-employment-application


Charmaris Darias

Production Manager



(802) 296-7000

Business Address

76 Gates Street

White River Junction, VT 05001

Posted: 02/16/2021 12:02:21 EST

Last Updated: 02/16/2021 16:00 EST

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