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Phantom of the Opera is seeking a Wardrobe Supervisor!

Posted on April 13, 2022

Wardrobe Supervisor: Phantom of the Opera

JOB DESCRIPTION: Wardrobe Supervisor

SUMMARY OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Wardrobe Supervisor reports directly to Company Management, Stage Management and the Costume Design Team. The Supervisors are directly responsible for managing the care and maintenance of the Production’s costume inventory, as well as managing the Dressing Crew who assist the actors throughout the performances and the Daywork Crew who perform daily maintenance on the costumes.
 
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Wardrobe Department and directly oversee the activities of the Dressing Crew and Daywork Crew
  • Schedule, book and manage the work of IATSE TWU Local 764 wardrobe employees as needed in Full Time and Part Time positions on the Dressing and Daywork crews:
    • 16 full-time dressers
    • 1 full-time stitcher
    • Daywork scheduled 6 days/week
    • Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor
  • Create and subsequently maintain accurate and up-to-date Dressing Notes
  • Create and subsequently maintain laundry and dry-cleaning schedules with attention paid to Actor’s Equity Association’s rules regarding frequency of costume cleaning
  • Work with Directors, Stage Management and Designers to ensure the performance operates efficiently
  • Oversee the laundry, dry cleaning, maintenance and storage of the costumes
  • Creation of staffing schedules for the weekly operation of the Production
  • Provide Company and Production Management with scheduling, staffing and budgets for Special Events
  • Submit Weekly Payroll to Company Management (including tracking employees Sick Days)
  • Submit Weekly Petty Cash receipts to Company Management
  • Ensure all shop equipment is in good working order
  • Maintain, track and maximize the material inventory
  • Oversee Wardrobe and Costume logistics including local, domestic and international shipping
  • Perform emergency repairs and cleaning as needed
  • Maintain a safe working environment at all times by conforming to all established Safety Policies and Procedures; participate in all required safety classes
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area
  • Work collaboratively with the Wardrobe Team and all Departments working on the show
  • Maintain a flexible schedule for Special Events, Publicity and Put-In Dress Rehearsals
  • QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
    • 2-year minimum Membership with IATSE TWU Local 764
    • High School Diploma and or GED (Higher Education an asset)
    • Familiar with Backstage Work Environments and terminology
    • Solid fundamental knowledge of costume construction, maintenance, repair and cleaning. Knowledge of period clothing a plus.
    • Self-motivated, team oriented and highly collaborative work style
    • Ability to effectively prioritize, execute and problem solve in a high-pressure environment and work efficiently within given time constraints
    • Able to sit, kneel, squat, stand, reach and bend
    • Able to climb stairs multiple times throughout a work shift
    • Frequently required to use repetitive hand motion
    • Carry up to 20lbs
    • Fluency in English
    • Computer proficient
    • Comfortable working with spreadsheets for weekly payroll
    • Must be flexible in work schedule including but not limited to: early morning hours, evenings, weekends and Holidays
    • Knowledge of pointe shoes a plus
    • Knowledge of millinery a plus

Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Charles Hart with additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe and book by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber. It is directed by the late Harold Prince. Musical staging and choreography is by the late Gillian Lynne. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has production design by the late Maria Björnson, lighting by Andrew Bridge and sound by Mick Potter with original sound by Martin Levan. Musical supervision and direction is by David Caddick and orchestrations are by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Produced by Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA plays at the Majestic Theatre (245 West 44th Street).

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is an Equal Opportunity Employer where the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. We believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. 
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

Please email your resume and contact information to [email protected]