Houston Ballet
Houston, TX
Production House

Expires: 10/06/21

Job Dates

Full-time, Benefits Eligible


Ranges $50,000 - $55,000 / yearly; full benefits

Picture yourself at an amazing organization committed to inspiring a lasting love and appreciation for dance through artistic excellence, exhilarating performances, innovative choreography, and superb educational programs. At Houston Ballet, we recognize our responsibility to be an open, welcoming, and anti-racist organization where students, dancers, musicians, production crew, staff, trustees, and volunteers of all backgrounds collaboratively learn, work, and serve. Join us, and youll be surrounded by creative teams who challenge you, support you, inspire you, and celebrate artistic achievement.

Reporting to the Head of Costumes, the Costume Shop manager is responsible for the management of the daily activities in the costume workroom, including alterations, restoration, and new builds.

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Include the following.
Under the direction of the Artistic Director and Head of Costumes you will maintain the artistic integrity of the costumes.
Schedule and coordinate all work in the costume shop.
Assign daily work tasks to shop technicians. Supervise work floor.
Coordinate and attend fittings for company productions. Assist with academy fittings and necessary.
Ensure maintenance of all equipment in the costume shop.
Purchase items necessary for general operations in costume shop. Coordinate with Head of Costumes to purchase Rep-specific items.
Attend production and planning meetings for company productions. Attend design meetings for new productions.
Oversee budget and staffing usage projections and report weekly to Head of Costumes.
Maintain Costume Shop records and files as assigned by Head of Costumes.
Approve weekly time keeping reports for costume shop.
Attend dress rehearsals and oversee notes to completion for next show.
Maintain safety records for costume shop. Attend all Safety Committee meetings as costume shop representative.
All other duties as assigned by Head of Costumes.

Education + Experience
Bachelors Degree in Technical Theatre or equivalent professional experience preferred.
Minimum of 4 years costume shop experience with one year in leadership role preferred.

Computer Skills
Proficient personal computer skills including electronic mail, record keeping, routine database activity and processing systems, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc.

Organization/Planning Develops clearly defined, realistic, measurable objectives that are consistent with the companys objectives. Formulates specific strategies and programs to achieve objectives. Sets priorities and timing of programs to ensure efficient implementation. Properly allocates resources (financial, staffing, etc.). Organizes personal workload. Manages projects effectively; Meets deadlines consistently.
Decision Making/Problem Solving Objectively evaluates alternatives. Consistently selects the alternative, which most effectively achieves objectives. Is willing to make decisions; is willing to be held accountable for the results of decisions. Is able to perceive and diagnose the symptoms of problems; is able to clearly identify and define problems. Gathers and analyzes data relevant to the problem; Formulates alternatives that will most effectively solve the problem.
Job Knowledge Possesses the skills, knowledge and expertise required to perform the essential aspects of the job as well as any other specific educational and/or certification requirements
Leadership Ensures efficient execution of departmental plans and objectives. Capitalizes and builds on workforce diversity. Effectively manages day-to-day departmental operations. Regularly communicates with staff; demonstrates a willingness to listen and acts and/or follows up on issues. Guides and inspires others to accomplish goals, both individually and as a team. Defines and encourages high standards of performance: leads by example. Structures and delegates assignments to achieve maximum results at minimal effort and in minimal time.
Communication Communicates effectively in writing and verbally; expresses complex ideas in simple terms. Clearly and concisely expresses in individual or group situations. Comprehends and processes information and responds to communication from others. Communicates, empathizes, uses diplomacy, influences, and gains cooperation. Interacts effectively across functions and levels of the company.
Flexibility/Adaptability Admits and corrects mistakes; ensures the integrity of work. Accepts constructive criticism or responsibility for outcomes. Effectively responds to change. Adjusts to and accepts changes in direction and priorities. Sees changes in the business or work environment, understands implications and adjusts priorities as needed on short notice.
Client-Peer Orientation Builds partnerships, networks and coalitions with peers and others. Probes to discover peer underlying needs and matches available or customized services and resources to that need.

Physical Demands:
Bending legs downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
Ascending or descending stairs, ramps and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances.
Standing, particularly for sustained periods of time.
Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less).
Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more).
Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors).
Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally to lift, carry, pull, or otherwise move objects.

Work Environment:
Well-lighted, heated and/or air-conditioned indoor office setting with adequate ventilation.
Improperly illuminated or awkward and confining work space.
Regular Monday Friday, occasional weekends, this position does require work outside of the normal business hours.
Light overnight travel (up to 10%) by land and/or air.

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access Statement:
Houston Ballet Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates for employment are considered without regard to race, color, sex, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, age, non-job-related disability, or marital status.

Houston Ballet embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. We recognize our responsibility to be an open, welcoming, and anti-racist organization where students, artists, staff, trustees, and volunteers of all backgrounds collaboratively learn, work, and serve. Inclusion, diversity, equity, and access are instrumental in the fulfillment of our mission and values. We address the challenges of our future in a culture that honors what is unique in all of us. Join us, together we are Houston Ballet.

Core Values:
Houston Ballets shared values are essential to our success as a world class ballet company and academy. These values guide our decisions and behaviors and shape our culture.

Excellence: Employees show a passion for results. Our programs are recognized and awarded for excellence. We are committed to delivering quality programs at the highest standard. Work in all departments matches the caliber of the programming on stage.

Engaged: Employees are proud to be a part of a company that produces art and trains artists. They attend our performances and are tremendous advocates for the education and community engagement programs we offer. They are all in and are well versed in the mission of Houston Ballet.

Driven: Employees who are driven to take a goal and run with it. They need little prodding and they're excited to deliver results beyond the expectations of their supervisor. Employees that embrace being held accountable for their actions and work. They often deliver results superior to what was asked for and they reinvent SOPs leaving the job they're in better than they found it. Much of their work product becomes the standard for individuals who fill their role for years to come.

Collaborative: Employees unite around Houston Ballets mission and support each other in reaching goals. We share information widely and generously, and we treat our team members, customers, and patrons with mutual respect and sensitivity, recognizing the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion. We nurture the growth and understanding of how each of us fits into the larger picture and we celebrate organizational achievements.

Patron Centered: Our patrons (subscribers/supporters/donors/stakeholders) are at the center of all we do and are at the top of our minds in our decisions and actions. Our patrons are delighted by the excellent customer service they receive at every interaction at Houston Ballet.


Rachel Koenig

Director of Human Resources



(713) 449-7333

Business Address

601 Preston

Houston, TX 77002

Posted: 04/06/2021 12:53:57 EST

Last Updated: 04/06/2021 15:00 EST

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