This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: Production
Under the general supervision of the Manager of Theatre Operations, the Head of Wardrobe organizes the efficient day-to-day operation of wardrobe activity for Theatre Erindale and creates the concept and design of all aspects of costumes for curricular productions. Duties include designing and executing all costumes for Theatre Erindale productions; purchasing for Theatre Erindale productions; building costumes on site when necessary; managing wardrobe facilities and wardrobe-related equipment; sourcing and acquiring costumes and materials from various vendors across Ontario; altering and accessorizing costumes as appropriate; overseeing student crew members working in the wardrobe area; supervising students assigned to wardrobe crews and providing feedback on their performance to faculty. Providing preliminary costume budgets for productions; making all costume purchases and rentals for productions; overseeing equipment maintenance and purchases; preserving safe and clean costume facilities.
Minimum of an advanced three (3) year College Diploma in Theatre Production with a focus on Wardrobe and Costume Design
Minimum of Five years of experience in Wardrobe and Costume Design for theatre and film, including a minimum four years as a wardrobe supervisor. Demonstrated success in supervising post-secondary students. Demonstrated knowledge and experience as a highly accomplished designer, seamster, and cutter. Previous experience managing costume budgets.
Strong negotiation skills that encourage a non-confrontational approach to problem solving. Scheduling, estimating, budget-tracking and time management skills. Ability to use various computer applications including proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office. A driver’s license and access to a vehicle are essential. First Aid, WHMIS, CPR and other safety training is an asset.
Effective oral, written and digital communication and presentation skills. Knowledge of performance protocols; ability to work with diverse groups of people is essential; tact and diplomacy; attention to detail; interpersonal skills.
Notes: This is a two year term position, with the possibility of renewal. This term will be required to work the following sessions: August 2016 - April 2017 and August 2017 - April 2018.
Employee Group: United Steelworkers (USW)
Appointment Type: Budget - Sessional
Salary: $60,687 annual, this position is 9 months
Theatre and Drama Studies Program, Department of English and Drama
A joint University of Toronto and Sheridan College program