The successful candidate will work backstage during all mainstage performances, as part of a running crew team. Duties will include dressing, quick changes, laundry, costume maintenance and repairs, as well as some care of wigs and facials.
- The care and maintenance of all costumes and accessories, including daily laundry, daily maintenance checks, and all routine repairs.
- The preparation of costumes and accessories for each performance.
- Dresser duties, before and throughout each performance, including the execution of quick changes.
- The application and removal of wigs, hair pieces and facials, including quick changes, when required.
- The development, in conjunction with the Head of Wardrobe, of a personal costume running track.
- Participation in the upkeep and cleanliness of the dressing rooms, change booths and green room.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Professional experience as a theatre running crew member.
- A demonstrated expertise in costuming and costume maintenance in a professional theatre or film environment.
- Strong sewing and fabrication skills are required, with a background in stitching/costume building being strongly preferred.
- Must possess a strong work ethic and an ability to self-direct.
- A capacity for positive working relationships with colleagues is necessary as a member of a large company and crew.
- A familiarity with repertory performance and outdoor theatre is an asset.
Start Date: Approximately 16 weeks, full time, starting the week of May 28th
Compensation: $18-$22/hour, based on experience
How to Submit Your Application:
Please upload your resume and a cover letter together in one PDF, summarizing your qualifications and experience, to bardonthebeach.org/current-opportunities/apply-now/.
We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Posting Expires: When the position is filled
About the Company:
Bard on the Beach is Western Canada’s largest professional Shakespeare Festival. Its annual budget is almost $7 million and it employs a year-round team of professional artists and administrators. The Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas and special events from June to September, in two modern theatre tents in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vanier Park. The Festival also offers year-round educational programming at the BMO Theatre Centre in Olympic Village, and throughout the Lower Mainland.