Current Employment Opportunities
Full-Time Wardrobe Supervisor
EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED
A minimum of three (3) year’s experience in theatrical Wardrobe management or its equivalent. A Proven ability as a theatrical wardrobe supervisor with wardrobe and wig maintenance abilities are required. Must be able to communicate effectively with guest artists, colleagues and performers with good communication skills. Execute duties, organize and direct crews within a specific schedule. Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre or equivalent professional experience with the following knowledge and skills acquired:
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to handle budgets in a controlled, timely fashion.
- Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, etc)
- Must be able to keep track of multiple people and projects simultaneously in a true multitasking environment
- Understand and implement proper materials handling
- Strong knowledge of costume construction
- Understanding of basic budgeting and bookkeeping practices.
POSITION PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES
Under the guidance of the Costume Shop Supervisor, and within broad theatre policies, the Wardrobe Supervisor is responsible for all aspects of wardrobe and wigs, including repairs and maintenance, during the run of each show. This position serves as wardrobe crew head for all productions, and is responsible for hiring support personnel including wardrobe, wigs, hair, and makeup crew for all shows. This is a full-time, exempt, salaried position – 40 hours per week and overtime as needed. The Wardrobe Supervisor will consult with and advise the Costume Shop Supervisor and Director of Production with respect to schedule, budget, and hiring contract labor.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Specific Job Functions:
- Read all scripts for the season.
- Request wardrobe piece list from Costume Shop Supervisor one week prior to tech. Meet with costume shop supervisor to prepare costume plot/check-in sheets and any other required paperwork.
- Meet with Costume Designer and Stage Manager to discuss costume plot and special needs (quick changes, dressing areas etc.) 1 week prior to tech. Attend production meetings to discuss needs of each production (quick change, dressing and rehearsal spaces).
- Move costume pieces from shop to dressing rooms (before first day of tech).
- Check in, press, steam, launder, prepare and preset all costume pieces before each show in accordance with AEA contract guidelines.
- Look for and perform daily repairs during show run.
- Assist actors with dressing, wigs, makeup, hair, etc.
- Check supplies daily, maintain inventory by ordering and purchasing supplies well in advance of running out.
- Hire and supervise additional dressers as needed.
- Attend run through rehearsals prior to tech.
- Arrange dry cleaning pick-up and delivery. Keep a list of all pieces sent out and check in well before drycleaners close of business day.
- Keep all work areas clean and neat (dressing rooms, wig room, and laundry room).
- Be prepared at all times (with scissors, safety pins, needle & thread, needle-nose pliers, double-stick tape, etc.) to solve problems that arise in a timely manner.
- During tech week meet with shop supervisor and designers after each rehearsal.
- During performance weeks request special assistance from shop staff if a repair or actor request is beyond your time or skill limits.
- Communicate all actor requests for changes to stage manager, shop supervisor, and designer before making any adjustment.
- Strike all costume pieces at end of run.
- Work in costume shop or costume storage as assigned by shop supervisor.
- Style, set and maintain all hair and wigs, or hire and supervise wig hair/wig dresser.
- Put in and strike all hair and wig supplies for each show.
- During the run of a production wardrobe supervisor reports both to Stage Manager and Costume Shop Supervisor.
- Other duties as assigned by the Costume Shop Supervisor.
- Must be able to come to work promptly and regularly.
- Must be able to take direction and work well with others.
- Must be able to work under the stress of deadlines.
- Must be able to concentrate and perform accurately.
- Must be able to react to change productively and to handle other tasks as assigned.
- Must be able to hire and manage a crew successfully.
Directly supervises all overhire wardrobe, wig, hair, and makeup crew.
- Direct the workflow of others in the department
- Schedule others to specific shifts and/or assign their workload
- Train others in this department, or troubleshoot their work
- Have authority to make effective recommendations to hire or fire other employees.
- Set or recommend salaries for other in this department
- Implement theatre policies
- Costumes, fabrics, and equipment can be heavy; the physical ability to do moderate to heavy lifting is recommended.
- Employee must maintain a valid driver’s license.
- During the weeks of strike, load in, and technical rehearsals, the employee may be required to work extended hours.
- During performance weeks, employee will be required to work evenings and weekends.
Please send cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Full-Time Business Assistant
Responsibilities include: daily entry of A/P including, bills, checks, credit card purchases and petty cash reconciliations; weekly cash disbursements; entry of all A/R daily including box office, store, bar, ad sales, education program income etc.; cash receipts on a daily basis, make change for banks; entry of all deposits daily, cash deposits at the bank as needed; general maintenance of office space and office supplies per the budget. Manage AP/AR filing system. Some clerical HR functions as needed.
Must be able to handle multiple tasks efficiently in a very busy office with a good attitude. Some additional hours necessary during audit, year end, committee meetings or for special events. Knowledge of QuickBooks and basic bookkeeping highly recommended.
This is an entry level, full time position – Signature offers a competitive benefits package including medical plan, dental, life insurance, paid holidays, vacation, sick, personal time.
Please send resume, letter of interest and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full-Time and Part-Time Box Office Associate
Responsibilities include day-to-day Box Office duties such as assisting subscribers and single ticket buyers with exchanges, directions, purchases, donations and questions. Position also participates in annual subscription campaign, complimentary ticket requests and group sales. Friendly phone manner, excellent computer and customer service skills, and detailed research skills are required. Previous computerized ticketing experience preferred. Weekend and evening hours required.
Please send cover letter and resume to email@example.com.