People’s Light, a LORT D theater located outside of Philadelphia, is seeking applicants for the position of Costume Shop Manager for the beginning of the 2018-19 season. Now in its 43rd season, People’s Light, is a nationally recognized civic and cultural center with an award-winning theatre company at its core. Located in Chester County, PA, outside of Philadelphia, People’s Light is one of the largest and most successful arts organizations in its region.
The Costume Shop Manager oversees all aspects of costume construction, maintenance, and storage. Other responsibilities include working with the Director of Production to create and maintain expense budgets and reports, supervise designers, hire and supervise costume shop personnel, including wig and make up contractors or other specialists as needed, and collaborate interdepartmentally on various institutional events. Administrative experience in shop management required along with knowledge of costume design, costume history, fabrics, millinery, leatherwork, wig construction and theatrical makeup. Cutter/Draper skills are essential. Experience with textile dyeing and painting techniques are a plus. Weekend and evening hours expected. Valid Driver’s License and access to a vehicle required. Physical demands include, but are not limited to, lifting, bending, climbing ladders and stairs. Design opportunities possible in the future for the right candidate. This is a full time year-round salaried position with benefits.
To apply please send cover letter, resume and references and electronic portfolio samples to: Chaz Brastow, Director of Production at firstname.lastname@example.org.