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Head of Wardrobe - Maternity Leave - Great Canadian Theatre Company

This is a Temporary, Full-time position.

Category: Production
Province: Ottawa, Ontario
Position: Head of Wardrobe - Maternity Leave
Deadline: March 25, 2014
Posted: March 6, 2014

Job Description / Duties

Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC)
Head of Wardrobe

For more than 39 years, GCTC has been dedicated to fostering, producing, and promoting excellent, professional Canadian Theatre that provokes the examination of contemporary life and our place in the world.

Summary of Duties

As a key member of the GCTC team, the Head of Wardrobe is responsible for costing, sourcing, buying, interpreting and actualizing wardrobe designs of GCTC designers. The person selected for the role of Head of Wardrobe position must be comfortable interacting with a wide range of artists, be able to work in close work conditions and have a positive attitude.

Reporting to the Production Manager, the Head of Wardrobe is responsible for:

 Purchasing, borrowing, renting and building all wardrobe items in consultation with GCTC designers and directors, within budgets provided by the Production Manager;
 Preparing preliminary wardrobe lists;
 Booking and running all fittings;
 Tracking all show related wardrobe expenses;
 Trouble-shooting, repairing and replacing items during the run of show in a timely manner;
 All wardrobe resets during run of show;
 All wardrobe returns post-show;
 Maintenance of current wardrobe inventory;
 All related paperwork (budget tracking, wardrobe reset lists, etc.);
 Liaison with all other production and administrations staff as required;
 Timesheet and labour tracking within the wardrobe department;
 Attend production and staff meetings as required.

Qualifications and Experience

 A minimum of five (5) years of related experience (or an equivalent combination of education & experience);
 Strong communication skills with a high degree of professionalism and tact;
 Must be able to maintain discretion and confidentiality at all times;
 Ability to organize and coordinate a variety of projects and activities simultaneously;
 Ability to evaluate and manage priorities;
 Computer skills including Word and Excel, Web-based e-mail and Internet;
 Extensive knowledge of Ottawa based costume resources;
 Confidence with industrial sewing machines and irons, and ability to instruct crew in those areas;
 Working knowledge of contemporary clothes and period costumes and the ability to build, alter and repair garments;
 Must have a valid driver’s licence;
 Must be (or be willing to become) a member in good standing of IATSE Local 471;
 Demonstrated skill and experience in the following will be an asset, willingness to acquire skills in the following will be a requirement: props building, carpentry, LX hangs & focuses, set-ups & strikes;
 Up to date First Aid training and certificate an asset;
 Knowledge of GCTC and an understanding of the role it plays in the community are assets.

GCTC is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.

Please send applications by March 25th, 2014 complete with cover letter, resume, references, and availability to:

Hard Copy: Production Manager, Great Canadian Theatre Company, 300-1227 Wellington St. West, Ottawa, ON K1Y 0G7.

E-mail:  – Please include cover letter, resume, references, and availability as one pdf document.

Please include “HW job posting” in the subject line of your e-mail and/or on the envelope containing your resume.

Only candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted.
For more information about GCTC, visit our website: www.gctc.ca

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