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Head of Wardrobe - Prairie Theatre Exchange

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Technical
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Position: Head of Wardrobe
Deadline: April 29, 2011
Posted: April 4, 2011

Job Description / Duties

PTE is a fast-paced organization offering a great working environment. The Head of Wardrobe will be self-motivated with the ability to work independently while contributing to a strong team environment and possess good organizational and time management skills. The successful applicant will also have excellent communication skills.

The Head of Wardrobe will work under the supervision of the Production Manager.

Specific skills will include, but not be limited to:
1) Construction or procurement of all costumes (rehearsal and final) and costume props for all five mainstage and one Theatre for Young Audiences mainstage/touring production. Depending on the size of the show, a casual buyer is hired, that is normally shared with the Props Dept. On exceptionally large projects, casual builder(s) is/are hired.
2) Coordinate purchases of related materials and accessories.
3) Purchase costume pieces, related materials and accessories as needed.
4) Make alterations to purchased or borrowed costumes to fit performers and restore borrowed items to original measurements as required at the conclusion of a production.
5) Coordinate hair and make-up of performers as required by production.
6) Supervise and lead wardrobe production and maintenance personnel.
7) Cost estimates for the Wardrobe Dept. as preliminary and final designs arrive.
8) Control show and department budgets and report as required.
9) Work closely with Designers, Stage Managers and Dressers.
10) Attend production meetings, arrange for and attend fittings and supervise dress parade.
11) Efficiently utilize costume stock and supervise its inventory and maintenance as well as rentals.
12) Maintenance of costumes during the run of all productions as required.
13) Obtain, resolve and follow up on notes in a timely fashion ensuring a high production value.
14) Ensure proper use and maintenance of facilities, tools and equipment.
15) Organize and co-ordinate hand-over to show running crew (ASM, dressers, wigs)
16) Ensure proper show documentation as required.
17) Assistance to the PTE School, other production, and administrative departments as necessary.
18) Assistance to other theatres as time permits.
19) Make recommendations regarding improvements and capital purchases.
20) Assist with occupational safety and health of workers

Qualifications / Required Skills

 

Additional Information

This position is governed by a collective agreement between PTE and IATSE Local 63.

Start date is September 6, 2011 with a tentative mid April end date.

Please submit your application, including three references to:

Wayne Buss, Production Manager
Prairie Theatre Exchange

Unit Y300 – 393 Portage Ave.
Wpg, MB R3B 3H6

Please send all applications via e-mail or Canada Post. Deadline for applications is Friday April 29, 2011.

Salary:

Contact Information

Wayne Buss, Production Manager
Prairie Theatre Exchange

Unit Y300 – 393 Portage Ave.
Wpg, MB R3B 3H6

Employer Profile

Founded in 1972, Prairie Theatre Exchange (located in downtown Winnipeg’s Portage Place Mall) produces a five-play mainstage season at its 323-seat thrust theatre between Sept – May each year. It also mounts a TYA production that plays in its mainstage over the Christmas holidays and tours throughout Manitoba and adjoining locations in Ontario and Saskatchewan from early January – late March. Prairie Theatre Exchange also operates a theatre school for children, teens and adults. Its annual operating budget is approximately $1.9M, with which it offers programming in its 42,000 sq ft facility via its school, mainstage season and facility rentals. It also houses four sub-tenants and a 110-seat studio theatre. Interested candidates can get a fuller sense of the company’s infrastructure and activity at www.pte.mb.ca.


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