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Head of Wardrobe - Pacific Opera Victoria

This is a Temporary, Full-time position.

Category: Technical
Province: Victoria, British Columbia
Position: Head of Wardrobe
Deadline: June 25, 2018
Posted: June 4, 2018

Job Description / Duties

Head of Wardrobe duties shall include, but not be limited to the co-ordination of the Wardrobe Department and the procurement and manufacturing of all costumes and accessories. They are responsible for the disbursement of assigned budgets and delegation of work required for the efficient operation of the Department. Head of Wardrobe will be responsible for costume research; organization of work and storage areas and management of costume inventory, shop supplies and equipment; they will coordinate the scheduling of fittings; arrange for the rental, maintenance, and replacement of costumes; act as principal shopper or buyer in close association with the Costume Designer. They will also plan and manage pack, load in, load out, and onstage wardrobe notes.

Additional Information

Production Dates:
Show 1 – POV (Fidelio)
Wardrobe Source/Build: Sept 4 - Oct 5, 2018
Notes as called: Oct 8 - 11, 2018
Strike: Oct 21-23, 2018

Show 2 - POV (La Traviata)
Fittings and alterations: Jan 14 - Feb 1, 2019
Notes as called: Feb 4 - 14, 2019
Strike: Feb 24-26, 2019

Show 3 - POV (Countess Maritza)
Wardrobe Source/Build: Mar 18 – Apr 19, 2019
Notes as called: Apr 22 – Apr 25, 2019
Strike: May 5-7, 2019

*Subject to Change

Salary: 2018/2019 Season Hourly Wage: $30.36 + benefits

Contact Information

Deadline for all applications: June 25, 2018 
Applicants are invited to submit their resumes by email to:  
Please address cover letters to Mark Leigh, Technical Director.

We thank all who express interest in these positions, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Employer Profile

Pacific Opera Victoria is currently accepting applications for the nine following seasonal positions for the 2018/2019 season. The seasonal positions are hired from July 1st through June 30th each year, and Pacific Opera’s shop is normally in operation from August to May. Opera Shop staff work under the jurisdiction of IATSE Local 168. Preference will be given to candidates who have five or more years of professional work experience in a shop/theatre environment. The Opera Shop’s normal hours of operation are from 8am-5pm Mon-Fri, but hours of employment will be as required depending on the demands of each production. In addition to hourly wages noted below, POV currently provides 5% in employer RRSP contributions, 5% vacation pay, and 4% in lieu of benefits; as well as access to a health and welfare fund paid by Pacific Opera and administered by the union.

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