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Barrington Stage Company, Inc. Associate Wardrobe Supervisor in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Barrington Stage Company, an award-winning professional theatre company located in the heart of the Berkshires, is seeking a Assistant Supervisor to join our team in Pittsfield, MA. The Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor oversees the Wardrobe Technicians. This position oversees the cleaning, maintenance and organization of costumes through the dress rehearsal, performance and strike of each production at the Blatt Performing Arts Center and assists with other shows as needed. This position requires a driven and passionate professional with strong communication and organizational skills, a working knowledge of costume maintenance and cleaning, and excellent interpersonal and time management skills. 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: - Coordinate the cleaning, maintenance and organization of all costumes during the dress rehearsal and performance period - Create paperwork for each production, including costume change and dresser plots, preset lists, and understudy costume plots if needed - Determine the location for quick change booths and fit them out once they are set up - Supervise the preparation of dressing rooms and costume check-in sheets and review costumes prior to performances - Make sure costumes are preset onstage and backstage retrieve costumes and return them to the correct dressing room for every performance - Supervise any minor alterations or repairs, and coordinate any major alterations or repairs with the Costume Shop Supervisor - Coordinate the maintenance of costumes during the performance period, such as laundry, ironing, shoe polishing, dry cleaning, repairs and wig maintenance - Ensure costumes are properly hung up, sprayed down and put away at the end of each rehearsal or performance - Supervise the Wardrobe Technicians during dress rehearsals and performance periods - Choreograph quick changes as needed - Supervise the costume strike, including laundry, dry cleaning, rental returns and restocking of costumes - Keep the wardrobe room and quick change booths clean and free of debris - Coordinate with the Wardrobe Supervisor to cover tech rehearsals, notes sessions, production meetings, and previews as needed - Perform show duties for any performances taking place at the Blatt Performing Arts Center Skills: - Strong leadership, communication, and organizational skills - Strong interpersonal and time management skills - Experience in costume construction and maintenance - Knowledge and experience in laundry, fabric cleaning techniques and stain removal - Experience with wig application and pinning - Ability to clean and maintain the styles of wigs and hair pieces - Knowledge of costume and fashion history useful - Proficient with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and Adobe Acrobat This position reports to the Costume Shop Supervisor and the Wardrobe Supervisor. It is a full-time, seasonal position. Contract: 5/20/2024 through 10/21/2024. Salary is \$825 per week, with housing included.

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