Wagon Wheel Theatre
Warsaw, IN

Expires: 04/01/25

Job Dates

May 12- August 20 end date can be discussed if you need to return to school


Starting at $700 per week plus housing (commensura per week

Go to www.wagonwheelcenter.org for full job description and more information.

The Wagon Wheel Theatre is looking for its 2023 team of technicians!
To produce another summer of Broadway-quality theatre, we are seeking to fill the following position of Costume Shop Manager The season includes Disney's The Little Mermaid, Escape to Margaritaville, Kiss Me Kate, Jesus Christ Superstar, Wait Until Dark, and Always, Patsy Cline. The Wagon Wheel is an 830 + seat theatre-in-the-round which is supported by a live orchestra during musical productions. Each production runs for 10 days, with only 4 days between productions.
* The Wagon Wheel is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment. All are encouraged to apply.

Summer contract details:
● May 12th - July 30
● Pay Starts at $700 per week plus housing (commensurate to skill level)

To apply: Please send cover letter, resumes WITH references, links to portfolio
(if possible), and any questions to Associate Artistic Director, Jennifer Dow: jen@wagonwheelcenter.org

Costume Shop Manager ($700/week plus housing)
The Costume Shop Manager is responsible for the overall operation of the costume shop including design integration, construction, fitting, altering, repairing, cleaning, storing, and cataloging of costumes. The Costume Shop Manager also manages all aspects of wardrobe run crew and costumes during all performances.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Artistic Director, the Costume Shop Manager/Draper is responsible for the efficient operation of the costume shop, including:
● Maintaining the WWT owned costume inventory and shop; including costume cleaning, repair work, shoe inventory, costume shop supplies, equipment, and fabric inventory
● Managing all employees of the shop; including volunteers.
● Setting hours, deadlines, and timelines. Outlining daily/weekly schedules/goals in conjunction with the Summer Master Calendar.
● Overseeing patterning, cutting, altering, and construction of costumes from beginning to end.
● Pulling, striking, and labeling of any costumes/items used in the production.
● Maintaining and monitoring costume department budgets for each production as set forth by WWT.
● Processing all invoices and receipts for costume shop purchases as set forth by WWT HR.
● Scheduling and supervising all fittings in coordination with the Directors and Stage Manager.
● Overseeing costume crafts such as dying, fabric painting, and millinery.
● Working with visiting Costume Designers to oversee the completion of all costume elements.
● Overseeing rental contracts and shipping.
● Overseeing the cleaning and return of all rental costumes in a timely manner.
● Supervising organization and cleanliness of costume shop, dressing rooms, and laundry facilities.
The Costume Manager is responsible for all aspects of costuming during a show run, including:
● Establishing costume guidelines for performers in the theater: Mirror Plots
● Overseeing and managing wardrobe dresser staff, and facilitating quick changes.
● Supervising the maintenance and repair of costumes during a show run
● Overseeing run-of-show duties
The Costume Manager also supports other departments as needed.
● Demonstrated experience in machine and hand sewing techniques.
● Strong familiarity with industrial sewing machines
● Proficiency with Google docs, sheets, and calendar
● Ability to problem solve and work well under pressure.
● Ability to be self-sufficient and self-motivated.
● Ability to prioritize and have good time management.
● Working long hours (continued)

(Continued Costume Shop Manager)

● Scheduling
● Show an ability to learn and grow within the working environment, all while maintaining a healthy positive attitude.
● Strong communication skills practicing patience and compassion
● Excellent attention to detail
● Personal and project management
● Multitasking
● Collaboration


Scott Michaels

Artistic Director


Business Address

2515 E. Center St.

Warsaw, IN 46580

Posted: 03/16/2023 00:00:00 EST

Last Updated: 03/17/2023 02:02 EST

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