20 Apr 2023


Costume Shop Manager

Valley Youth Theatre

 Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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Job Description

  • Job Title: Costume Shop Manager
  • Reports To: Resident Costume Designer, (RCD)
  • Supervises: Costume shop personnel, volunteers, interns and over hire stitchers.

General Statement of Job Function:
The Costume Shop Manager is responsible for all aspects of costume construction, costume crafts, rentals, and maintenance for six mainstage productions annually at Valley Youth Theatre, (VYT) and additionally assigned VYT events and outside projects. The Costume Shop Manager is also responsible for hiring, scheduling and supervision of all costume shop personnel, volunteers, and wardrobe over hire staff. In addition, the Costume Shop Manager will support and help maintain the Costume Warehouse Collection.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise completion of all costume elements as specified by designers, director and choreographer within time frame and budget set by VYT.
  • Create cost estimates on all shows prior to build and maintain ongoing accurate records/running tally of all expenditures, anticipating and preparing expenses forecasting as needed.
  • Collaborate with designer and stage management to develop and update costume plot, dressing lists, and other shop paperwork and track changes throughout the rehearsal process.
  • Develop costume shop schedules, benchmarks, and build deadlines.
  • Facilitate workflow through shop by delegating appropriate jobs to shop personnel, volunteers, interns and overhire staff.
  • Coordinate with Stage Management to request and schedule all costume and costume- related fittings and attend as necessary.
  • Coordinate acquisition, rental, and/or purchase of all costume materials and/or pieces for each VYT production.
  • With RCD develop and oversee annual/show budgets.
  • Interview and hire (with RCD approval) all costume shop, wardrobe staff, including run crew on an as needed basis.
  • Supervise and manage the costume department personnel, volunteers and staff.
  • For each production, work with stage management to coordinate the backstage tech process and facilitate crew training, quick changes, and actor/designer notes.
  • Work with RCD to coordinate pulling, inventorying, maintenance, and transportation of all costumes for VYT productions to and from the VYT warehouse and VYT and the Herberger Theater.
  • Attend technical rehearsals and production meetings as needed.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with designers to pull and prepare photo call clothing as needed.
  • At the Herberger Theater venue, supervise the set up and arrangement of dressing room spaces and quick-change areas as needed.
  • Manage maintenance, storage and inventory of all theatre and shop supplies, tools and equipment.
  • Respond to Stage Management daily rehearsal and performance reports.
  • Supervise and assist with the creation and maintenance of a costume department “bible” for each production.
  • Ensure that volunteers and staff are working in a welcoming, clean, safe and supportive workspace.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications & Skills:
Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in theatrical costumes; Strong supervisory skills; Experience creating and monitoring budgets. Knowledge in the requirements of union rules and guidelines for Equity Guest Artist Contract shows; Able to work long hours during heavy build and tech periods; Physically required to stoop, bend, reach, and carry 40 pounds up a flight of stairs. availability nights, weekends, and the occasional Holiday.

Preferred Qualifications & Skills:
Ability to work within tight deadlines and budgets; Proficiency with MS Office suite; Valid driver’s license with safe driving record.

FLSA Classification:
Annual Full-time Exempt

Salary Range:
$48,000 – $62,000 commensurate with experience


Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to Suzie@vyt.com



Full-Time Job in Theatre:
Costume Shop Manager
Valley Youth Theatre
 Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: costume, manager, performing arts, and supervisor. States: Arizona.
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