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Head of Wardrobe - Pacific Opera Victoria

This is a Seasonal, Full-time position.

Category: Technical
Province: Victoria, British Columbia
Position: Head of Wardrobe
Deadline: June 15, 2019
Posted: May 15, 2019

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 – (Il Trittico)
Wardrobe Source/Build: Sept 3 - Oct 11, 2019
Notes as called: Oct 14 - 17, 2019
Strike: Oct 28-29, 2019

Show 2 - (Flight)
Wardrobe Source/Build: Jan 13 – Feb 14, 2020
Notes as called: Feb 17 – 20, 2020
Strike: Mar 2-3, 2020

Show 3 - (Carmen)
Wardrobe Source/Build: Mar 9 – Apr 10, 2020
Notes as called: Apr 13 – Apr 16, 2020
Strike: Apr 27-28, 2020

*Subject to Change

Salary: 2019/2020 Season Hourly Wage: $30.97 + benefits

Contact Information

Deadline for all applications: June 15, 2019
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 2019/2020 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, Pacific Opera 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.