This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: Production
The successful incumbent will provide assistance to the Wardrobe Supervisor in all areas of running the wardrobe department, keeping current stock of costumes in good repair, building new costumes, building rehearsal tutus and character skirts and assisting during the performances.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Assisting in the creation of new costumes and the alterations of existing costume stock for performances.
Assisting in setting costumes up for performances, dressing for performances and in costume maintenance.
Coordinating and tracking of footwear on loan from the shoe bank.
Assisting with prep work, dressing, and preservation of costumes
Maintaining the NBS Students rehearsal tutus and character skirts.
Execute the building of rehearsal tutus and character skirts for sale to NBS Students
Provides support for Wardrobe Supervisor in dealing with NBS Staff and students when Supervisor is off
site and in fittings
Degree or equivalent in Theatrical wardrobe including but not limited to patterns adaptation, cutting, assembly of new garments and ability to alter existing garments.
Minimum one year professional wardrobe experience
Working knowledge of costume design and construction
Knowledge of pattern drafting, dying of fabrics and accessory building an asset.
Knowledge of the care and maintenance of costumes.
Ability to operate industrial stitches, overstitchers, sergers and irons.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with a diversity community.
Successful candidates must supply Canada’s National Ballet School with a Police Reference Check in accordance with the School’s Child Abuse/Sexual Abuse Prevention Policy; this will be coordinated through the Human Resources Department of NBS.
Qualified applicants should send their resumes, with salary expectations, to including “Wardrobe Assistant - 2012” in the subject line of your email by October 9th, 2012*.
Salary: dependant on experience
Since its founding in 1959, Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) has garnered the highest international acclaim for excellence in the training of dance professionals. NBS graduates dance in major companies around the world, and include some of the world’s finest choreographers and artistic directors. In addition to its core professional ballet program which includes residence and academic education for students in Grades 6 through 12, and intensive dance training for post-secondary students, NBS has an esteemed teacher training program and part-time classes for both young dancers and adults.