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Costume Shop Manager

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Theatre SilCo is an Equity theatre in Silverthorne, Colorado currently accepting applications for a Seasonal Costume Shop Manager for the 2024 Summer Season. Productions include: Ken Ludwig’s Moriarty: A New Sherlock Holmes Adventure, The Amish Project, and The Legend of Georgia McBride.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversee implementation, operation, and maintenance of all wardrobe needs for the summer season in a number of venues. Ensure costume designs/plots are executed as required per discussions with the artistic director, director, and designers. Each design is to be ready and loaded in each tech week and should reflect high artistic quality and professional attention to detail. All designs must be maintained throughout the production run. Any costume notes needed during the course of the production are to be administered before the next scheduled performance. This position will be building costumes with the Costume Apprentices for some of  the shows listed above. 

DEPARTMENT SUPERVISION: The Costume Manager will work closely with the Wardrobe/Costume  Apprentices and will report to the Production Manager and Costume Designers. The Costume Shop Manager will be responsible for the overall function of the costume shop. Working with the rest of the production staff, the Costume Shop Manager will ensure all wardrobe requirements for each production/event meets all specifications per discussions with the artistic director, director, and artistic team, as well as overseeing wardrobe maintenance throughout the course of the run. 

MAINTENANCE: Supervise maintenance of all wardrobe equipment, costume maintenance/repair and any other show-related equipment and duties. Coordinate repairs, alterations or replacements as needed for built, rented, or stock garments.

STRIKE / CHANGEOVER: Plan and oversee all wardrobe strikes and changeovers of productions and special events. 

QUALIFICATIONS: BA or BFA in technical theatre, costume design, or equivalent work experience. Working knowledge of garment construction and alteration for theatrical use required. Knowledge of costume shop and wardrobe equipment and proper garment care, maintenance and storage required. Must display a positive attitude with a focus on people and our community. Demonstrate professional conduct at all times. Strong leadership skills. Comfortable working with both hired crew and volunteers of varying experience and abilities. Proficient oral and written communication skills. Ability to decipher costume plots, wardrobe track sheets, ground plans, and other design elements whether hand-written or via software technology.

PHYSICAL DEMAND: This job requires climbing stairs, using ladders, costume appliances, and tools. There is also a certain amount of lifting and carrying of up to 40 lbs.

DATES AND INFO:

Contract Start Date: May 26, 2024  

Contract End Date: September 7,2024

$650-$700/wk DOE 

Housing and Travel provided

Ability to bring vehicle a plus

TO APPLY: Letter of interest, resume, website/portfolio links

Please send all application materials to: Whitney Carter, Production/Company Manager, whitney@thesilco.org (Please include COSTUME SHOP MANAGER in the subject line)

To apply for this job email your details to whitney@thesilco.org

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