Lead Dresser - IATSE Local 887

Job #6415

Job Type Full Time
Location Seattle, Washington
Field Costume Design and Technology
Post Date May 6, 2024
Salary $40.67

The Lead Dresser, is primarily responsible for the organization, presetting, and assisting with changes of assigned actor tracks. Should a show require more than two day-work/maintenance people, they will be the first person called for maintenance and day work. They are to be an exemplar example of how backstage dressers work and interact with actors and be able to share their knowledge with newer dressers.


A theatre degree or 2-3 years wardrobe experience, expertise in show tracking, maintenance, quick change choreography, operating home and industrial sewing machines, wardrobe management, maintenance, stain removal, shoe repair, laundry, etc. Capable of communicating respectfully and inclusively about body types, hair types, skin tones, and gender diversity. Prior union run crew experience preferred. Strong problem-solving, adaptability, collaboration, and professionalism required, with adherence to safety and confidentiality.