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Seasonal Costume Shop Manager

CATEGORY: Administrative

Signature Theatre Company
New York, NY

Job Details


Signature Theatre, one of New York's leading off-Broadway theatres, is seeking a Seasonal Costume Shop Manager at The Pershing Square Signature Center on West 42nd Street.
About Signature
Signature Theatre is an artistic home for storytellers. By producing several plays from each Resident Writer, Signature offers a deep dive into their bodies of work. Founded in 1991 by James Houghton, Signature Theatre is now led by Artistic Director Paige Evans and Executive Director Timothy J. McClimon. Signature serves its mission by hosting our distinctive playwright residencies at our permanent home at The Pershing Square Signature Center, a three-theatre facility on West 42nd Street designed by Frank Gehry Architects. The Center supports and encourages collaboration among artists, cultural organizations, and local communities by providing free, public access throughout the space. In addition to its three intimate theatres, the Center features a studio theatre, a rehearsal studio and a public café and bar. Since its founding, Signature has received over 100 awards and in 2014 became the first New York theatre to receive the Regional Tony Award.
Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theatre field and aligning with Signature theatre’s institutional goals and priorities focused on playwrights, community and access are strongly encouraged to apply.
Signature is committed to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility and welcomes candidates who have demonstrable experience advocating for underrepresented communities.
Please read our commitment to creating a theatre focused on EDIA at
Position Summary
Signature Theatre Company is seeking candidates for the seasonal exempt position of Seasonal Costume Shop Manager to join its Production Team. The Costume Shop Manager is responsible for overseeing all costume, hair, wig, make-up, and wardrobe needs for the productions in our 2023-24 Season. The work schedule varies, often including evening and weekend hours. This is a seasonal exempt position, reporting to the Production Manager.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Collaborate with designers to establish priorities and responding to notes from designers.
Assist designers with the purchase and return of costumes including rental ones.
Manage and track all show budgets and shop purchases.
Create work schedules and monitor work progress to ensure deadlines and goals are met.
Ensure that all costume elements are executed with the highest level of craftsmanship in a timely manner with a keen eye towards fiscal responsibility.
Hire and manage wardrobe run crew and overhire stitchers to best support the productions.
Coordinate ongoing maintenance throughout the run of each production in conjunction with the run crew, including dry-cleaning and haircuts.
Maintain the costume shop, its facilities and equipment.
Attend and participate in design presentations, production meetings, fittings, rehearsals, and run-throughs as designated by the Production Manager, and monthly all-staff meetings.
Maintain clear communication within the production department to ensure efficient and successful implementation of design and technical elements of each production.
Preferred Skills and Experience
Two or more years of experience working as a Costume Shop Manager or in a related position with equivalent experience.
Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the costume design and production process.
Have practical knowledge of tools, equipment, and materials normally found in a costume shop.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Proven excellent supervisory and leadership skills.
Strong interest and willingness to collaborate and support designers and fellow team members.
Interested and committed in advocating and building an equitable and inclusive community.
Excellent organizational and time management skills with proven budgeting experience.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with an eye for detail.
Possesses a positive attitude and is self-motivated.
This is a seasonal exempt position with a salary of $1,320 per week. An excellent benefit package includes medical, dental, vision insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid sick time, personal days, transit benefit program, and employee assistance program. The seasonal contract starts Jan 2, 2024, and ends June 2, 2024. Prior to Jan 2, some prep time will be required.
To Apply
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, affectional preference, gender identity or expression, sexual and reproductive health decisions, pregnancy, disability, genetic predisposition, age, military or veteran status, marital or familial status, or any other protected characteristic, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.


Jan 2, 2024 - Jun 2, 2024


$1,320.00 – $1,320.00 per week




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