The Costumer (Seasonal) role takes a costume from page to stage. This role is responsible for researching and facilitating the manufacturing of new and replacement Entertainment costumes while collaborating with some of the industries top talent.
Live Event / On Location Services
Greater Los Angeles Area
Apr 04, 2023
The Costumer (Seasonal) role takes a costume from page to stage. This role is responsible for researching and facilitating the manufacturing of new and replacement Entertainment costumes while collaborating with some of the industries top talent. The Costumer must have the ability to relay direction and concepts to various levels of cast members while ensuring costumes meet the design aesthetic and the functional requirements.
This is a seasonal position with no guarantee of regular hours.
On any given day, as a Costumer (Seasonal), you might:
- Partner with Entertainment and Costuming Operations to ensure costume quality and design is consistently maintained
- Produce estimates, manage timelines & budgets
- Work with Designer to identify fabrics, trims and all garment accessories factoring in climate, safety, and functionality
- Ensure that costumes meet the rigorous needs of a day-to-day operation while being highly functional
- Support special events, filmings and conventions with costume needs from developing new costumes to pulling from existing stock
- Coordinate fittings with Entertainment and Workroom personnel
- Document Costumes and Production process in various formats for history and analysis
- Source new vendors for materials and finished goods, attend trade shows to keep up on the cutting edge of costume production
- Lead and mentor hourly union cast- coaching them through their show responsibilities, while resolving pay issues and shepherding their development
- Monitor show quality through Cast feedback and periodic assessments. Give direction on how to clean costumes, setting up lines, etc.
- Interface daily with Entertainment Show Producers, Directors, Designers, and Entertainment and Costuming Operations Leaders
You Will Have:
Here's what you need to be successful at this job:
- Experience in Theatre, Film or Fashion
- Proven planning and organizational skills
- Proven project management skills
- Computer skills in a Windows based environment
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Strong partnering skills
- Basic understanding of union agreements
- Basic understanding of garment construction and textiles
It would be great if you also have:
- Proven leadership experience
- In-depth knowledge of costume/garment history
- Demonstrated buying/negotiating experience
- Demonstrated experience utilizing a PLM and purchasing software
- Ability to be flexible with work schedule, including extended hours and holidays
- High School degree or 3+ years’ experience industry experience
- Bachelor’s degree in Costuming, Costume design, Textiles, Fashion Merchandising, Fashion Design, Fine Arts or 5 years’ experience in a Costuming role
This position is located in Anaheim, CA.
The hiring range for this position in Anaheim, CA is $25.19 to $30.72 per hour. The amount of hours scheduled per week may vary based on business needs.