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Head of Wardrobe Running - The Citadel Theatre

This is a Seasonal, Full-time position.

Category: Production
Province: Edmonton, Alberta
Position: Head of Wardrobe Running
Deadline: May 3, 2019
Posted: April 25, 2019

Job Description / Duties

The Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, Alberta is looking for a highly-organized team player who thrives in a fast-paced environment to join our Production team as a Head of Wardrobe Running. This is a seasonal position starting September 3, 2019 for our 2019/2020 Season.

The Head of Wardrobe Running reports to the Director of Production and Technical Director in ensuring high quality production values for all Citadel productions and rental events relating to and supervising the wardrobe running team in dressing of actors, and care of wardrobe items and accessories in consultation with the Heads of Wardrobe and Wigs while making appropriate, effective and safe use of our facilities and human and financial resources. The Head of Wardrobe Running must be ready to take a proactive leadership role in creating a respectful and positive workplace where all of our stakeholders are excited, connected and invested in the work of the theatre.

Responsibilities (under the direction of/in collaboration with the Director of Production and Technical Director):
•Ensure the organization and maintenance of all wardrobe running equipment and facilities and ensure these spaces are operated and maintained in a safe, organized manner
•Create and maintain accessible paperwork and archive of all plans of wardrobe running elements for each production.
•Participate in the development of estimates, costings, budgets and schedules in writing and be responsible and accountable for expenditures in budget accounts as assigned by the DP and TD, and the confidentiality of personnel and financial information, in conjunction with Heads of Wardrobe and Wigs
•Collaborate on appropriate season staffing with the approval of DP and TD
•Run shows
•Maintain positive personnel relationships and navigate conflict resolution
•Ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation, licensing, certificates, safety requirements, IATSE agreement and company policies
•Attend meetings and rehearsals as required
•Collaborate with other Departments on all cross-over projects; and in the loading and unloading of equipment and production elements related to your department

Qualifications / Required Skills

•A minimum of two years’ experience within a professional theatre environment
•Post-secondary theatre training, working knowledge of costume history or equivalent experience
•Skillful in sewing construction, repair and laundry procedures; exceptional attention to detail
•Proficiency of Excel, Word and Photoshop computer programs
•Certified with First Aid
•Strong team leadership and interpersonal skills; able to maintain a calm and professional demeanor under pressure
•Highly organized, able to multi-task, prioritize work and meet deadlines
•Must have a flexible schedule as evening, weekend and overtime work is required
•A positive attitude

Additional Information

This is a seasonal position which usually runs from early September to end of May. Applicants must be a member in good standing of IATSE or willing to join.

The Citadel Theatre is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a culture of respect and cooperation with all staff, artists, colleagues, volunteers and internal / external parties. Thank you for your interest but only those persons chosen for interviews will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

Salary: 29.00/hour (rate to be paid as per IATSE Collective Agreement)

Contact Information

Qualified applicants are encouraged to email a resume and letter of interest by May 3, 2019 to:
Human Resources at  

Employer Profile

The Citadel is a very active, not-for-profit theatre producing a season which includes a Mainstage series of six plays, a House Series, our Highwire Series, our seasonal production of A Christmas Carol and, assorted other projects as they arise from season to season. We support a vibrant theatre school and an active new play development program. Our facilities are available for rental by other arts organizations and community groups.

The Citadel complex includes:
•The Shoctor Theatre - a proscenium stage with 686 seats
•The Maclab Theatre – a thrust stage with 685 seats
•The Club / The Rice Theatre – a 155 seat cabaret-style theatre
•The Tucker Amphitheatre – an open-air multi-functional area which seats 150
•Zeidler Hall – a 220 seat theatre suitable for films and lectures
•The Lee Pavilion - a beautiful indoor garden with pools and a 30 foot waterfall