Cotume Stitcher / Wardrobe

Texas Shakespeare Festival
Kilgore, TX 75662


John Dodd

Job Details


Costume Stitcher   The ideal candidate should have skills in hand-sewing and machine sewing theatrical garments. Prefer someone in an MFA program, in the last year of their undergraduate training, or two years of professional experience.   To apply, E-mail a resume, with a current mailing address, telephone number, E-mail address, examples of your work, and at least two letters of recommendation or references.   May 15 arrive / July 29 depart $3,000 salary (minus taxes and a federally required 7.5% retirement contribution)   double occupancy dorm housing (bath shared with one other room) / 14 meals a week   All company members will be hired as a Part-time employee of Kilgore College.   To serve as Stitcher/Wardrobe for a repertory that includes THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, THE BOOK OF WILL, ROMEO AND JULIET, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, a children’s show, and other auxiliary shows.       Stitcher is responsible for:   Assembling garments as instructed by the cutter/drapers and first hands   Machine sewing and all hand finishing, closures, hems, etc.   Assisting with crafts and other related tasks as required   Maintains assigned sewing machine and work area    Assisting with company strike on July 29 and 30   Participating in opening night discussions     Wardrobe is responsible for:   Assuming duties as “Head of Wardrobe” for a particular show, assuming the responsibilities associated with that position   Assisting the Head of Wardrobe in preparing and maintaining the costumes for each production   Assisting with costume check-in/check-out, and changeover.   Assisting actors with getting dressed for each production   Executing quick changes as assigned by the Head of Wardrobe   Assisting with company strike on July 28 and 29   Participating in opening night discussions     The Texas Shakespeare Festival, a not-for-profit, non-Equity, summer repertory company, is dedicated to providing an opportunity for theatre artists to work in an environment that is both nurturing and humane and one that creates a spirit of trust, collaboration, and mutual respect.   “…indisputably the best Shakespeare festival in Texas.” Austin American Statesman


May 15, 2020 – July 29, 2020





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