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10 Sep 2021


Freelance Costume Coordinator Assistant

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Job Description

Job Title: Costume Coordinator Assistant
Department: Technical and Production, Costumes
Reports to: Costume Shop Supervisor
Classification: Freelance
Prepared by: Technical/ Production
Date: July 2020


To work with the Houston Grand Opera Costume Shop Department to support the function of the Costume Coordinator and be an auxiliary support to the Costume Shop Supervisor.


  • Do Initial Show Prep Work- Assist with unpacking, inventorying, rehanging and measuring of costumes
  • Prep Daily Fittings- inventory items to be fit, steam/ prep items, prep fitting room, label costumes after fitting, and disperse alterations accordingly
  • Show load into the theater- assist with costume inventory, and prep quick changes,
  • Restock costumes- restock unused costumes both at Leeland and the HGO warehouse accordingly
  • Assist Costume Shop Supervisor with ordering shop supplies and fabrics for builds and stock


  • Assist the Costume Shop Supervisor and Head of Costumes on department projects from time to time as needed and assigned


  • 1 year experience in a costume shop
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, & Power Point
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs. to waist level
  • Ability to hang costumes on 66 clothes racks
  • Ability to climb a 12step ladder
  • Able to sew on industrial sewing machines from time to time to do basic alterations
  • Schedule is flexible upon approval of Head of Costumes. At times schedule may fluctuate depending on fitting/rehearsal schedule and overtime may be required


  • Ability to organize, prioritize and maintain several projects at once and sustain productivity under pressure in a fast pace environment
  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with staff, management, vendors and artists.
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • Hard worker and self-motivated individual


How to Apply

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Houston Grand Opera is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates are considered without regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, sexual preference, age, non-job related disability, or marital status.


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