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Wardrobe Coordinator - The Foster Festival

This is a Seasonal, Full-time position.

Category: Technical
Province: St Catharines, Ontario
Position: Wardrobe Coordinator
Deadline: May 10, 2019
Posted: May 4, 2019

Job Description / Duties

The Foster Festival is seeking an experienced Wardrobe Coordinator for their fourth summer season of three productions to take place in the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, St. Catharines, ON.

The candidate will have experience in the field.

The candidate should be comfortable working with computer programs in support of arts practice.

This position has been made available through the Canada Summer Jobs Program. The candidate must be 30 years of age or younger at start of employment as per the Canada Summer Jobs guidelines.

While cutting expertise would be an asset, the primary focus will be to work with Resident Designer Peter Hartwell to source his costume design ideas and perform required alterations.

Qualifications / Required Skills


•Creating accurate measurement charts
•Excellent sewing skills
•Research and shopping for specific costume elements
•Coordination of wardrobe/wig rentals - pick-up, return
•Coordination of wardrobe/wig charts
•Wardrobe maintenance - repair, show preparation
•Basic hairdressing skills for the touch-up and maintenance of wigs during run of show, if required
•Familiarity with theatre wardrobe shop equipment and safety procedures
•Tracking expenditures and maintaining detailed expense sheets


•Be punctual and reliable
•Understand the importance of production deadlines
•Have a strong sense of organization and thrive in a supportive team environment
•Be able to follow through on assigned duties with a strong sense of self-direction and discretion
•Assist in the set-up and strike of each show's costumes as required
•Complete laundry duties as required
•Have a sense of humour
•Have good written and communication skills
•Have good interpersonal skills and attention to detail

Additional Information

Please note if you have a valid Drivers' License, First Aid/CPR training.

Ethno-cultural mandate or ethno-cultural hiring statement: The Foster Festival encourages submissions from diverse artists of all backgrounds regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Salary: $20/hr @ 35 hrs/week

Contact Information

Please submit CV/resume/references along with your availability for the above dates to Artistic Director Patricia Vanstone at  with your name + WARDROBE COORDINATOR in the subject line.

Employer Profile

The Foster Festival is a registered Not-For-Profit, Charitable Organization. At The Foster Festival, It is our mission to showcase the heart and humour of Foster's writing in a dedicated environment, employing the finest Canadian theatre practitioners and to foster and support emerging and established Canadian playwrights interested in stories that are entertaining but also deeply meaningful to and reflective of our audience.

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