Theatre Aspen
Non-member

Job Website: https://www.theatreaspen.org/people/work-for-us/wardrobe-wig-supervisor/
Position Type: Full-Time

Wardrobe/Wig Supervisor
SUBMITTED DATE: 4/12/2019

WARDROBE/WIG SUPERVISOR

The Wardrobe/Wig Supervisor will lead the wardrobe department for Theatre Aspen’s summer season. Working with costume designers and production management, the Wardrobe/Wig Supervisor will successfully build and maintain the vision of the season’s productions.

Relationships

Reports to Production Manager and General Management. Supervises all Wardrobe personnel.

Works with costume and sound designers, stage management, directors, and performers

 

Requirements

This position requires excellent organization and communication skills. A Bachelor’s degree in theatre with an emphasis on costume or fashion design is required, along with 5+ years experience as a Wardrobe Supervisor. In addition, the Wardrobe/Wig Supervisor must have:

  • Experience supervising and leading a wardrobe department and staff of varying experience levels.
  • Experience designing/choreographing costume tracks for theatrical productions.
  • Expert-level sewing skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of textiles and costume construction and laundering and cleaning techniques.
  • Ability to perform simple maintenance on sewing machines.
  • Knowledge of wigs from human to synthetic of different mediums.
  • Experience handling budgets, inventories, and production schedules.
  • Ability to set priorities, build/maintain a schedule and deadlines.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem-solve in high-tension situations.
  • Experience using excel, word, google docs and calendar, etc.
  • Ability to work and adapt to various conditions. i.e. outside, weather, etc.

 

Responsibilities

  • Assist in maintaining the Hurst Theatre and the season’s repertory productions by overseeing the wardrobe department, including acting as a mentor to Theatre Aspen Apprentices.
  • Coordinate all load-in and load-out of wardrobe department from rehearsal spaces and the Hurst Theatre site.
  • Oversees all aspects of the Wardrobe department budget in conjunction with the Production Manager.
  • Overseeing, organizes, and maintains all areas of the wardrobe department. i.e. wardrobe personnel, costumes, make-up, wigs, dressing rooms, and ensuring all elements are in compliance with AEA rules.
  • In-charge of organizing inventory; restocking and ordering of all wardrobe supplies.
  • Attend and participate in pre-production conferences, season production meetings, tech production meetings, as requested.
  • Attend rehearsals, as required, to complete work and prepare/supply wardrobe needs at said rehearsals in coordination with designers, production and stage management.
  • Assists designers in the creation of a costume prep list and a laundry schedule prior the show(s) opening dates.
  • Works with the designer and management to ascertain what additional materials may be necessary. Responsible for acquiring said materials with guidance from and with prior approval of the production manager and/or General Management.
  • Design/choreograph all costume tracks backstage for performances in conjunction with Costume Designer, Sound Designers, Stage Management, etc.
  • Coordinate preparation, organization and maintenance of dressing rooms and quick-change spaces.
  • Coordinate all laundry (under garments daily, other pieces weekly, dry cleaning monthly) adhering to the rules and standards of Actors’ Equity.
  • Coordinate and perform all mending/stitching, or any repairs needed throughout the season. Coordinate over-hire as needed.
  • Ensure all costume pieces must be clean, ironed/steamed and ready for the actors no later than 45 minutes prior to each performance. In particular all sound/microphone support that requires wardrobe coordination and assistance must be ready one hour prior to performance time, or in time for all sound check calls (whichever is earlier).
  • Coordinate all wardrobe changeovers in season’s repertory.
  • Supervise and strike all costumes, dressing rooms, and inventory at the end of the season and organize/assist in the storage of all costume and wigs. Assist, strike, and return any rented items.

This position supervises Theatre Aspen Apprentices, mentoring and training emerging talent within the field. The willingness to collaborate, instruct and provide guidance is an essential requirement.

 

Term of employment

  • May 14 – August 24
  • Bi-weekly salary is commensurate with experience.
  • Round trip travel stipend.
  • Housing for duration of the summer season.

 

Please email letter of interest and resume to daniel@theatreaspen.org

Theatre Aspen is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


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