Wardrobe Supervisor

Dates of Employment: May 22 – August 10, 2024

Reports to: Costume Coordinator and Shop Manager, Director of Production 

Supports: Costume Department, Janiec Opera Company 

Summary 

The wardrobe supervisor is responsible for supervising all wardrobe related activities  during each of our three mainstage operas. They help determine where and how costume changes are made. All costume run crew report directly to the wardrobe  supervisor, who acts as primary liaison between costume run crew, the costumer coordinator, and stage management. The Wardrobe Supervisor also acts as a hand in  the Costume Shop. Holistic effective communication and dissemination of information is essential to the successful execution of this position. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Oversee implementation of rental costume packages needed for each of three  mainstage productions.
  • Responsible for the care and proper maintenance of all costumes, shoes,  undergarments, hats and costume related personal props. 
  • Ensures the proper labeling, hanging, storage and preset of all costume pieces.
  • Creates and executes a proper cleaning schedule for all garments, ensuring that laundry is done on a regular basis between performances. They also coordinate the regular changing of dress shields, the application of garment freshening sprays and providing clean undergarments to the performers. 
  • Ensures that all costumes are properly pressed or steamed prior to each performance. 
  • The wardrobe supervisor also regularly inventories and inspects all costumes and  coordinates all costume repairs. 
  • At the end of a production run, the wardrobe supervisor oversees all aspects of  the costume strike. In the case of rented costumes, they coordinate restoring  costumes to their original condition. This includes ripping out hems or alterations that may have been done for fitting and removing any added trim or ornamentation.
  • The wardrobe supervisor is responsible for providing a complete and accurate inventory that ensures all pieces are returned.
  • Supervised by the Costume Coordinator and Shop Manager, Director of  Production. 

Qualifications 

  • Able to execute all above duties and responsibilities. 
  • Strong communication skills. 
  • Highly motivated. 
  • Good attitude and work ethic. 
  • Willingness to take ownership of your position and not blame other staff  members or outside circumstances for your degree of success on individual tasks and on your position as a whole. 
  • Able to take instruction and feedback from supervisors and use it to improve  your job performance. 
  • Understanding of channels of communication and the importance of clear and  open communication. 
  • Maintain calm under pressure and receive/ intake information from multiple  sources that you quickly prioritize and relay to Technical Director or Director of  Production/ act upon if deemed appropriate. 
  • Above all, must possess a positive attitude, a sense of humor, and ability to work  well in a team dynamic. 

Requirements 

  • Complete satisfactory background check 
  • Must have valid state driver's license and possess a clean driving record 

Compensation 

  • Includes a season stipend paid bi-weekly, full board, and on-campus housing 

To apply, create an account and start an application using MyBMC. Please upload a cover letter and  resume (with references listed) to be considered for this position. 

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Any questions can be directed to: 

Andrea Boccanfuso 

Director of Production 

Brevard Music Center 

[email protected]

 


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