Theatrical Costume Associate

Full-time

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

At the direction of the Theatrical Costume Manager, collaborate with staff and customers during design meetings for each production.

Assists in coordination of costumes or related equipment by show / production ready for shipment on schedule.

Assists in review scripts and recordings for character detail.

Assists in research historical sources for period style, social conventions and customs.

Assists in arranging costumes in order of use to facilitate distribution procedures for performances.

Reviews and maintains worksheets for dressing lists, show notes, or costume checks.

Monitor and secure inventories of costumes, wigs, or makeup, reporting status regularly to the
Theatrical Costume Manager and Production Manager.

Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above and below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

One to three years’ related experience and/or training in a theatre or costume rental setting or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge of industry and theatrical productions is strongly recommended.

High School Diploma or Equivalent (College preferred)

Proficient computer skills.

Ability to multi-task and be well-organized; able to manage priorities and workflow.

Excellent customer service skills.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Prepares reports and correspondence as needed.

Commitment to excellence and high standards.

Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams.

Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.

Acute attention to detail.

Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.

Ability to effectively communicate with people at all levels and from various backgrounds.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand the primary language(s) used in the workplace; bilingual skills a plus. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business information, including but not limited to Company policies and procedures. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as percentages, sale prices, total purchases, etc.

REASONING ABILITY
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or schedule form.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to lift a minimum of 30 pounds independently on an occasional to frequent basis.

Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds with assistance on an occasional to frequent basis.

Ability to spend up to 100% of work time standing or moving about all areas within The Costumer’s facilities. Physical activities include but are not limited to bending, stooping, lifting, climbing (including
climbing ladders), carrying, walking and/or reaching on a frequent basis.

Proper lifting and safety techniques required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
For the most part, ambient room temperatures, lighting and traditional equipment as found in a typical warehouse inventory storage environment.

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Schenectady
Posted 8 months ago