2019 SHINE Mural Festival - Artist: SHOK-1

Deadline: Rolling

Salary: $40,000 - $45,000

Reports To:  Director of Production


Position Summary:

American Stage Theatre Company in St. Petersburg, Florida is seeking a dynamic and skilled Costume Shop Manager to join our team. Be a part of bringing exciting plays and musicals to the stage! The Costume Shop Manager is responsible for the overall operation of the costume shop including design integration, construction, fitting, repairing, cleaning, storing, and cataloging of costumes. The Costume Shop Manager also manages all aspects of American Stage’s wardrobe and theatrical costumes during all performances, including presentations on the main stage, park, educational, outreach, and marketing services.



Under the direction of the Director of Production, the Costume Shop Manager is responsible for the efficient operation of the costume shop, including:

  • Maintain the AS owned costume inventory and shop; including costume cleaning, repair work, shoe inventory, costume shop supplies, equipment, and fabric inventory
  • Oversees patterning, cutting, and construction of costumes from beginning to end
  • Monitor wardrobe department budget
  • Process all invoices for costume shop purchases
  • Schedule and supervise all fittings in coordination with the Rehearsal Directors and Director of Production
  • Oversee special projects such as dying, fabric painting, and millinery
  • Oversee the cleaning and return of all rental costumes in a timely manner
  • Maintain an inventory of costumes available for rental or loan to other companies. Oversee rental pricing, rental contracts and shipping


The Costume Shop Manager is responsible for all aspects of costuming during a show run, including:

  • Establishes costume guidelines for performers in the theater
  • Pack and prepare costumes for transport to and from performance venues
  • Supervise and manage dresser staff.
  • Maintain costumes during a show run
  • Oversee run-of-show duties

The Costume Shop Manager also supports other departments as needed, including education, community engagement, marketing, and development needs.



The Costume Shop Manager position requires an in-depth knowledge of sewing, patterning, and costume construction.


Additional Skills:

  • 4-5 years experience in the hands-on fabrication of theatrical costumes, or comparable experience in the fashion industry
  • 3-4 years related experience supervising performance run operations
  • 2-3 years related supervisory experience
  • High level of organization and attention to details
  • Capacity for working well within a team and managing seamstresses or stitchers
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends when needed



The information presented indicates a general nature and level or work expected of this position. It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.


To Apply:

  • Submit a letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements in a single pdf to 
  • This position is open until a diverse candidate pool has been achieved.
  • Please include in the subject line: Your Last Name, Costume Shop Manager.
  • Please no phone calls, drop ins or physical mailings.

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