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Barrington Stage Company, Inc. Associate Costume Shop Supervisor in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Barrington Stage Company, an award-winning professional theatre company located in the heart of the Berkshires, is seeking an Associate Costume Shop Supervisor to join our team in Pittsfield, MA. This position assists the costume shop supervisor and supports the costume staff for productions on our Boyd-Quinson Stage, and St Germain Stage. This position requires an organized and detail oriented individual with the willingness to work as part of a team and the ability to execute costume designs to a high standard. Barrington Stage has a three-fold mission: to produce top notch, compelling work; to develop new plays and musicals; and to engage our community with vibrant, inclusive educational outreach programs. BSC is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age. We strongly encourage candidates of color, and/or from diverse backgrounds/underrepresented groups to apply. Responsibilities: - Read script and learn all aspects of the costume plot - Consult with Costume Designer and Costume Shop Supervisor to pull costumes from stock for fittings and coordinate with SM staff to pull needed rehearsal garment from stock - Research costume availability from nearby and/or other regional theatres and costume rental houses as requested by the Costume Designer or Costume Shop Supervisor - In coordination with the Costume Designer and/or Costume Shop Supervisor, order or purchase clothes, shoes, accessories, supplies, notions and fabric, tools and materials. - Track expenditures for each show including check requests, credit or debit card purchases, petty cash expenditures and credits from returns. Keep all receipts and invoices organized. - Attend fittings and keep accurate notes on the fitting session including any necessary alterations and take photos of finished costumes to archive final look. - Assist Costume Designer during tech rehearsals, keep accurate and up-to-date notes, communicate tech notes to costume shop staff and help deliver costume pieces to and from the shop and theater. - Maintain the costume \"bible\" for each show including photos of each final look, fabric samples if constructed in the shop, notes on type and color of dye if used on garments, photos of jewelry and accessories and where costumes were rented, borrowed or purchased along with the measurement sheet for each cast member. - Assist in construction of costumes and accessories as needed. - Help keep costume shop and costume storage areas clean and free of debris. - Help maintain a safe and healthy work environment. Follow all health and safety guidelines established by the theatre. Report any unsafe conditions or practices to your supervisor immediately. - Make returns of unused garments to vendors. - Returning rented and borrowed costumes and assist with restocking items in costume storage Skills: - Great communication and organizational skills and strong attention to detail - Knowledge of costume history and period - Working knowledge of costume construction techniques and materials - Working knowledge of costume shop tools and equipment - Online research and purchasing experience - Accounting experience tracking expenses and credits - Knowledge of locations and inventories of local fabric and clothing stores - Able to lift at least 30 lbs. - Valid driver\'s license with clean driving record This position reports to the Costume Shop Supervisor. It is full-time, seasonal position Contract: 4/22/2024 through 9/23/2024

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