Costume Shop Manager

Marriott Theatre is seeking a Costume Shop Manager. Position begins part-time August 1, 2024 for training and will ramp up into full time by August 26, 2024.

Marriott Theatre is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusivity for its staff, creative teams, casts, musicians, crew members and audiences, and is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and discrimination-free environment. We welcome the uniqueness that any candidate can bring to our organization in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs. We welcome candidates that help us build and maintain an anti-racist and anti-oppression environment, and who help prioritize joy in the production process. Applicants of diverse, underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Marriott Theatre is seeking a Costume Shop Manager. Position begins part-time August 1, 2024 for training and will ramp up into full time by August 26, 2024.

The Costume Shop Manager is responsible for overseeing all day-to-day shop activities including personnel, equipment, supplies, inventory, budgets, workroom and costume storage areas, and assisting designers. While this position reports directly to the Production Manager, the Costume Shop Manager also works closely with the Artistic Director. The option to design for our productions is a possibility for additional compensation if desired.

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  • Oversees the completion of built,  pulled, purchased, or rented costumes for the stage (5 mainstage, 3 children’s productions per year) within scheduled deadlines.
  • Supervises costume shop staff (2 stitchers, 1 first hand, 1 draper, 1 part-time costume design assistant).
  • Approves time cards bi-weekly.
  • Hires overhire staff as needed. 
  • Manages shop supplies, especially stock fabrics, notions, and materials.
  • Manages shop equipment, including repairs, maintenance, and replacement. 
  • Creates projected budgets for the upcoming season.
  • Attends necessary production meetings.
  • Budgets out individual productions based on the final costume design, including projected build, buy, and pull lists.
  • Facilitates collaboration between costume designer and draper in order to determine projected build load and schedule.
  • Facilitates collaboration between costume designer and costume design assistant for pulling, swatching, sourcing, etc. 
  • Purchases all fabrics and materials (including skins, shoes, etc.) in consultation with the costume designer ensuring the production stays within budget and on schedule.
  • Submits a weekly expense report for all shop and show purchases.
  • Contacts actors to acquire measurements.
  • Schedules fittings with actors and costume designers.
  • Attends fittings, taking notes for shop alterations and designers.
  • Oversees the timely execution of requested costumes for promotional photo shoots.
  • Attends and supervises costumes for promotional photos. 
  • Acts as a liaison with Stage Management for fittings and production notes during rehearsal.
  • Oversees proper completion of piece lists and costume plot paperwork.
  • Facilitates load-out.
  • Acts as a liaison with Wardrobe Head for the transition into tech rehearsal and throughout the run.
  • Manages Wardrobe budget and purchases supplies as necessary. 
  • Communicates pick-up/drop off schedule with dry cleaners. 
  • Attends tech and previews to facilitate notes between the costume designer and the costume shop.
  • Facilitates the acquisition and fitting of all understudy costumes.
  • Oversees organization of costume storage.
  • Coordinates with wig and makeup design department regarding schedule, budget, and resources to ensure timely delivery of final design.

Preferred experience

  • Knowledge of and general experience in theatrical cutting, stitching, and crafts. 
  • Experience in management & leadership. 
  • Experience in managing budgets & timelines. 
  • Basic knowledge of costume history. 
  • Working knowledge of costume materials including, but not limited to: fabrics, notions, crafts supplies. 
  • Working knowledge of machinery used in the costume industry including, but not limited to: industrial and domestic single and multi-needle sewing machines, steam irons, and cutting tools. 
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Excellent organizational skills. 
  • Other commensurate experience welcomed.


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$48,000 - $50,000 annually Benefits package including PTO, health insurance, dental, vision, 401k, life insurance and supplemental insurance plans.