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Associate Costume Director - Dallas Theater Center

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COMPANY: Dallas Theater Center
DATE POSTED: 11/17/2021
ADDRESS: 2400 Flora St
Dallas, TX 75201

Listing Information:

A vital member of Dallas Theater Center (DTC)’s Production Department, the Associate Costume Director is responsible for purchasing, tracking expenses, and ensuring the transition of costumes for each production to the wardrobe department. The Associate Costume Director reports directly to the Costume Director, and is responsible for effectively supporting Costume Designers and the supervision of the Draper to ensure that high artistic standards are met at all times.

This is a full-time, exempt position. This position includes a full benefits package: medical, dental and vision insurance, DTC-paid life insurance, voluntary life insurance and 403b programs, complimentary tickets and generous paid-time off. Some nights and weekends will be required as needed throughout the season.

KEY RELATIONSHIPS ● Costume Director ● Costume Designer ● Draper ● Wardrobe Supervisor ● Hair & Makeup Supervisor ● Production Coordinator

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: ● Primary purchasing, shipping, returns, and incoming rentals coordinator. ● Consult with Costume Designers and Costume Director regarding sourcing and acquiring raw materials and manufactured goods and services for each production. ● Create and maintain updated expenditure tracking.
● Supervision of the Draper. ● Assist Costume Designers pulling from costume stock. ● Coordinate moving costumes to and from stock. ● Coordinate and provide rehearsal costumes as needed. ● Coordinate and ensure completion of all show accessory bags. ● Act as shop support for show specific projects if needed as availability and skill allow. ● Organize show costume racks and assist in the transition from the costume shop to the wardrobe department. ● Oversee shop supplies and equipment maintenance. ● Organize and maintain costume shop accessory storage. ● Attend fittings, tech rehearsals, and production meetings as scheduled. ● Maintain designated work spaces in a clean, usable, and safe condition. ● Provides regular updates to the Costume Director on all areas of responsibility. ● Attend and participate in full company, departmental, and production meetings; in addition to technical rehearsals and previews for all productions as called. ● Perform work in a manner that is consistent with DTC’s Mission, Vision and Values. ● Be an active participant in DTC’s work towards equity, diversity and inclusion and becoming an anti-racist organization by: ○ Participating in all DTC-wide EDI trainings, workshops or experiences ○ Participating in all EDI learnings or experiences cultivated within the Production and/or Costume Department ● Maintain safe working conditions in keeping with DTC health and safety guidelines and COVID19 Response Protocols.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED: ● Foster and maintain a positive, productive, and collaborative work environment. ● Demonstrate leadership, work as part of a team, and provide cover and assistance as required. ● Able to work under the stress of deadlines and adapt to changing priorities. ● Able to handle a high volume of work and attend to numerous projects concurrently. ● Ability to read and disseminate information from design drawings. ● Self-motivated, yet willing to ask questions when tasks are unclear. ● Portray excellent time management skills. ● Demonstrate interest in learning and growing as a costume professional. ● Advanced machine and hand sewing. ● Comply with Actors Equity rules and regulations. ● Able to comply with all OSHA regulations and DTC Safety Protocols for creating and maintaining a safe work environment. ● Intermediate proficiency in Dropbox, Microsoft Office Suite, and G-Suite. ● Digital expenditure tracking and bookkeeping. ● Available to work extended work hours at times, including nights and weekends.

This job description is not exhaustive and is subject to review in conjunction with the post holder and according to future changes/developments.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: ● Able to move 20lbs.
● Able to work quickly and accurately in a complex and fast-moving environment.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: ● Bachelors in Theatre with a costuming focus and 2-3 years professional costume shop experience, or: ● 3-5 years professional costume shop experience

COVID19 REQUIREMENTS: ● Ensure that all work is performed in alignment with DTC’s COVID19 Response Protocols ● Be able to provide documentation of full vaccination of a US-government approved COVID19 vaccine regimen for COVID19, at the time of hire.

Dallas Theater Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized because of such a request.

HOW TO APPLY: Please send a résumé with references and a cover letter to with Associate Costume Director in the subject line.

Salary: 50,000 to 60,000 Annually

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