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Wardrobe Supervisor


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We are looking for a highly organized and detail-oriented Wardrobe Supervisor to join our team. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in costume design, wardrobe management, and team leadership. As a Wardrobe Supervisor, you will be responsible for overseeing the wardrobe department, ensuring that all costumes are designed, created, and maintained to the highest standards. You will work closely with directors, designers, and other production staff to ensure that the wardrobe aligns with the creative vision of the production. Your role will also involve managing budgets, schedules, and a team of wardrobe assistants and dressers. You will be expected to handle multiple projects simultaneously, troubleshoot any wardrobe-related issues that arise during rehearsals and performances, and ensure that all costumes are properly stored and maintained. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, a keen eye for detail, and the ability to work under pressure. If you are passionate about costume design and have a proven track record in wardrobe supervision, we would love to hear from you.


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  • Oversee the design, creation, and maintenance of all costumes.
  • Collaborate with directors and designers to ensure wardrobe aligns with the production's vision.
  • Manage the wardrobe department budget and schedule.
  • Supervise a team of wardrobe assistants and dressers.
  • Ensure all costumes are properly stored and maintained.
  • Troubleshoot wardrobe-related issues during rehearsals and performances.
  • Coordinate costume fittings and alterations.
  • Maintain an inventory of all wardrobe items.
  • Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations.
  • Source and purchase materials and costumes as needed.
  • Manage costume rentals and returns.
  • Oversee the cleaning and repair of costumes.
  • Document and archive costume designs and production notes.
  • Train and mentor junior wardrobe staff.
  • Coordinate with other departments to ensure smooth production processes.


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  • Bachelor's degree in Costume Design, Fashion, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in wardrobe supervision or costume design.
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Proficiency in sewing and garment construction.
  • Knowledge of fabric types and costume history.
  • Experience with budget management.
  • Attention to detail and a keen eye for design.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in costume design software.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as required.
  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation.
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy costume pieces.

Potential interview questions

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  • Can you describe your experience with costume design and wardrobe management?
  • How do you handle tight deadlines and high-pressure situations?
  • Can you provide an example of a challenging wardrobe issue you resolved?
  • How do you ensure that costumes align with the director's vision?
  • What is your experience with budget management in a wardrobe department?
  • How do you manage and motivate a team of wardrobe assistants?
  • Can you describe your process for sourcing and purchasing costume materials?
  • How do you ensure the proper maintenance and storage of costumes?
  • What software tools do you use for costume design and management?
  • How do you stay updated with the latest trends and techniques in costume design?
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