Staff Positions

Costume Shop Assistant (Part Time)

The Costume Shop Assistant is a part time position that reports to the Costume Shop Manager.

Basic Purpose and Objective of the Role:

The Costume Shop Assistant works closely with the Costume Shop Manager and other Production Department personnel on all aspects of costuming including, but not limited to, costume construction, inventory, and costume rentals. To serve as a positive representative for Orlando REP in the community with a commitment to provide “The Finest in Family Theatre!”

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide costume support to all events and activities sponsored by Orlando REP.
  • Have a strong knowledge of all assigned productions including but not limited to reading all scripts, assisting in generating and updating costume related production paperwork, and communicating with other Production Staff regarding production development.
  • Work closely with Costume Designers in the execution of their designs.
  • Assist in the training and managing of the costume shop staff including interns, independent contractors, overhire stitchers, wardrobe crew, and volunteers.
  • Assist and participate in the construction, alteration, repair, cleaning, maintenance, inventory, and storage of costumes.
  • Create, alter, and modify new and existing patterns as needed.
  • Cut fabric based on patterns and prepare pieces for construction.
  • Assist with measurements and fittings and prepare alteration notes for stitchers.
  • Act as the point of contact for costume rentals and appointments.
  • Assisting in maintaining shop sewing and wardrobe supplies.
  • Retain confidentiality on all aspects related to the company, performers, and staff.
  • Attend Designer Runs, Technical and Dress Rehearsals as needed.
  • Attend Staff Meetings and Production Staff Meetings as needed.
  • Work 30 hours per week and occasional nights and weekends.
  • Work closely with other members of the staff to ensure a smooth operation between departments.
  • Assist in integrating UCF’s MFA students and interns throughout the Orlando REP organization.
  • In conjunction with the production staff maintain a safe, efficient, organized, and clean working environment of all shop and production operations.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly area in the costume shop.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Costume Shop Manager.
Qualifications:
  • Ability to read and interpret costume renderings.
  • Extremely proficient in hand and machine sewing techniques, pattern drafting, draping, and cutting.
  • Knowledgeable in costume and fashion history, and fabric types and their uses for the stage.
  • Demonstrated ability in costume crafts and millinery.
  • Experience with wigs and makeup a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and follow schedules.
  • Strong communication and organization skills.
  • Ability to remain calm and collected under pressure.
  • Represent an example of honesty and integrity.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team.
  • Minimum 3 years of professional costume shop/internship experience.
  • Degree in Theatrical Costuming, MFA preferred, or equivalent professional experience.

To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, and portfolio samples by email to [email protected] with the subject line: Costume Shop Assistant Application 2018 by December 19, 2018.

Production Positions

Wardrobe Crew

We are accepting resumes for Wardrobe Crew members in the Central Florida area! Ideal candidates should be organized and self-motivated with a degree in Costume Production or related field with a minimum of 1 year professional experience. This position is contracted per show and reports to the costume shop and stage management. Wardrobe crew is required to attend all tech week dress rehearsals as well as all performances. The typical performance schedule is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 10:30am and Saturday and Sunday at 2pm and 5:30pm. Wednesday is dark.

Responsibilities
  • Performing costume care and maintenance including laundry, spot cleaning, pressing, and steaming
  • Completing minor repairs and stitching as needed
  • Assisting performers with costume changes before, during, and after performances as needed
  • Maintaining dressing plots and costume related show paperwork
  • Maintaining costume inventory and dressing room spaces
  • Maintaining and applying wigs and/or make-up for performances as needed
  • Maintaining a calm, professional demeanor for performers in your care
Qualifications
  • Experience in basic machine and hand sewing
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve quickly
  • Ability to communicate with other team members concerning problems and possible solutions
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience with wigs and make-up is a plus

Interested applicants should send a resume to [email protected] with the subject line: Wardrobe Crew Application.

 

Stitchers

We are accepting resumes for experienced over hire Stitchers in the Central Florida area! Ideal candidates should be organized and self-motivated with a degree in Costume Production or related field with a minimum of 2 years professional experience. This position is a part time, over hire role that reports directly to the Costume Shop Manager.

Responsibilities:
  • Costume construction, alteration, and finishing work using both hand and machine stitching
  • Cutting garments from commercial and original patterns as needed
  • Assisting with fittings as needed
  • Assisting with craft projects as needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Costume Shop Manager as needed
Qualifications:
  • Experience in a variety of machine sewing techniques (domestic & industrial)
  • Experience in a variety of hand sewing techniques
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • Ability to perform maintenance of personal work area, including sewing machinery as necessary to keep work moving effectively
  • Ability to communicate with other team members concerning problems and possible solutions
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Patterning, Draping, and/or Millinery skills are a plus

Interested applicants should send a resume (and if possible, portfolio samples) to [email protected] with the subject line: Over Hire Stitcher Application. A skills assessment may be given prior to employment as needed.

 

Carpenters

We are accepting resumes for experienced, over hire Carpenters in the Central Florida area! Carpenters should be self-motivated, comfortable working independently and in collaboration with others, and have previous experience in stage carpentry.  Rigging, metalworking, and/or foam carving skills are also preferred.  Carpenters must be able to read technical drawings and use them to create a finished product in a safe and timely manner, and with great attention to detail.  Over hire positions are on an as-needed basis and carpenters may work up to 40 hours per week.

Interested applicants should send a resume (and if possible, portfolio samples) to [email protected] with the subject line: Over Hire Carpenter Application.

 

Orlando Repertory Theatre is always accepting resumes for part-time, over hire, and contract work in production and design.

  • Design: Please email a resume and design samples to [email protected] for future consideration.
  • Stage Management and Run Crew: Please email a resume to [email protected] for future consideration.
  • Lighting and Sound: Please email a resume to [email protected] for future consideration.
  • Props: Please email a resume and portfolio samples to [email protected] for future consideration.
  • Carpentry and Scenic Art: Please email a resume and portfolio samples to [email protected] for future consideration.
  • Costume Construction and Wigs: Please email a resume and portfolio samples to [email protected]  for future consideration.

 

Orlando Repertory Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and as such, we consider individuals for employment according to their abilities and performance. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, age, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.

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