Wardrobe Manager (Summer Seasonal)
The Glimmerglass Festival seeks a Wardrobe Manager for its 2024 Festival Season.
The Wardrobe Manager works as a member of a 10 person Wardrobe crew, reports to the Costume Director, and supervises Assistant Wardrobe Managers, Wardrobe Staff, and Wardrobe Apprentices. The primary goals of the position will include supervising the Wardrobe Crew in the running and changeover of all Costumes for the Festival’s productions, leading the setup of the Wardrobe House, facilitating communication between the Designers and Wardrobe Crew, oversee the upkeep (maintenance, repairs, laundry, etc.) of Costume Pieces, be present for all tech rehearsals and assigned shows, coordinate extra duties with the Costume and Costume Crafts shops, create crew schedules, and maintains Wardrobe budgets. A successful candidate will have knowledge in running costumes backstage in repertory, have experience dealing with quick changes, as well as the ability to cultivate a positive work environment. The responsibilities of this position require the employee to be physically present on campus to complete the tasks assigned. Additional training, workshops, and seminars are provided during the season. This is a seasonal position; employees that work well within the team are often asked to return for subsequent seasons. Commitment to safe work habits and shop practices is essential.
This position runs June 3 to August 25, 2024. $20.30/Hr. Includes housing and $750.00 in pre-season pay to assist in hiring department staff and cover time for training required by the Festival prior to arrival on campus, and a $200.00 travel reimbursement.
The Glimmerglass Festival seeks to hire persons of all backgrounds, lived experiences, and identities. Developing and investing in our employees is our highest priority to achieve an environment that fosters company wide success. The Festival aims to employ individuals at varying stages of their careers, who have a desire to work for a leading arts organization that values professional and personal growth through collaboration and commitment to creating the highest quality product possible. In order to learn more about the initiatives and actions we are taking to make progress in these areas, please visit our website, HERE.
The Glimmerglass Festival is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Qualified applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data or any other legally protected status.
The hiring process is highly competitive; some positions are filled as early as December. Early applications are encouraged. All positions will be posted for two weeks prior to the start of the interview process and applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Job Posted on November 13, 2023.
To apply, please prepare a Cover Letter and Resume (including three references) in a single PDF document. Submit and complete the application process by clicking HERE, or by going to our Glimmerglass Website Employment Page, and filling out the Employment Application Form.
A successful candidate will have knowledge in running costumes backstage in repertory, have experience dealing with quick changes, as well as the ability to cultivate a positive work environment. The responsibilities of this position require the employee to be physically present on campus to complete the tasks assigned.