Title Costume Shop Assistant
Organization ZACH Theatre
Closing Date
Location Austin, TX

POSITION SUMMARY: Assist in the administration of the costume shop in a year-round equity, non-profit professional theatre. Participate in fittings, designer runs, and other technical rehearsals to assist the Costume Shop Supervisor. In collaboration with the Assistant Costume Shop Supervisor, support the procurement of all materials, shopping, and errands as needed. Participate in shop builds as a stitcher as needed and support the load in and strike of all productions, rentals, and other events.

Great Benefits Offered!
– Employer Paid Healthcare Premiums
– Paid Vacation, Personal & Sick Time
– 401k Matching Program
– Free Parking
– Free Tickets to Shows

● Work directly with the Costume Shop Supervisor to support the administrative functionalities of the costume shop including expense tracking, receipt submission, shop documentation, and other general administrative paperwork.
● Manages and maintains the costume shop work area, costume stock (by restocking rental returns, donations and unused costumes) and fitting area. Keeping the shop clean and orderly to help maximize productivity.
● Attends and takes notes during all scheduled production meetings, designer run-thru’s and full-dress tech rehearsals; attends all required staff meetings, costume measurements and fittings for scheduled stage productions and events (including Red Hot & Soul).
● Creates a workable space of show racks with diddy bags and rack dividers for designer to pull and organize costumes. Pulls all items for fittings and rehearsals at the direction of the Costume Shop Supervisor, Costume Designer, and Asst Costume Shop Supervisor.
● Assists with costume construction and alterations as needed.
● At the direction of the Costume Shop Supervisor, attends technical rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and previews.
● In coordination with the Costume Shop Supervisor and Assistant Costume Shop Supervisor, facilitates the daily opening and closing of the shop in rotation.

● Must be able to work some nights and weekends, and holidays as required
● Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs., climb ladder, push or pull heavy objects, reach overhead
● Should be able to tolerate exposure to metals and common laundry chemicals
● Should be able to interact closely with other staff members, actors, designers and other employees in an active open workspace or dimly lit areas backstage.

● High School Diploma or equivalent (required)
● 1+ years experience in a theatrical costume shop doing costume construction, wardrobe, alteration and repair, or combination of education and experience yielding the required KSA’s (preferred)
● Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre (preferred)

● Must be able to operate industrial and domestic sewing machines.
● Demonstrated skills of costume construction, sewing, alterations and costume fitting process
● Demonstrated skills of costume shop operations
● Demonstrated skills of MS Office products, including Outlook, Excel and MS Word, as well as Google Docs tools
● Demonstrated skills in navigating and organizing costume stock
● Demonstrated oral and written communication and organizational skills
● Demonstrated skills in assisting costume designers with costume stock pulling, fittings, costume rentals, costume research and purchases
● Demonstrated skills in costume care, cleaning and maintenance
● Ability to meet deadlines, complete projects as assigned and multitask
● Ability to assist other staff members with costume questions or needs
● Ability to work and make decisions both independently and with a team

Please visit our website to view full description and benefits: https://zachtheatre.org/about-us/work-with-us/working-at-zach/

To apply: Please send your resume to jobs@zachtheatre.org.

As part of our commitment to ensuring an equitable, diverse and inclusive workforce we invite you to voluntarily self-identify in the following categories in a cover letter or note that you include in your email:
Gender: Woman, Man, Genderqueer/Gender non-binary, prefer to self-describe
Pronouns: Please include your pronouns.
Ethnicity: Hispanic or Latino, White (not Hispanic or Latino) Black or African American (not Hispanic or Latino), Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (not Hispanic or Latino), Asian (not Hispanic or Latino), Native American or Alaska Native (not Hispanic or Latino), Two or more races (not Hispanic or Latino)

ZACH is intending to operate as a fully vaccinated workplace and following CDC guidelines for being up to date on vaccinations, as well as Austin Public Health recommendations.

Rate: $18.50 – $19.50 an hour, including employer paid healthcare premium

Come work at ZACH!
• Be a part of an artistic community of Austin, for Austin, by Austin with over 100 years of producing in the Austin area
• Featuring three theaters: a 420 Proscenium Theatre, 225 Seat Thrust, and 100 Seat Arena
• 20,000 sq ft offsite Scenic Studios with dedicated Carpentry, Welding, Paints, and Props Shops as well as on site Prop Storage
• Commitment to artistically inspiring and innovative work including New Works, Regional and World Premieres, and Theater for Young Audiences

Website https://zachtheatre.org