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The Martha Graham Center seeks a Wardrobe Supervisor to run and manage all performances, oversee and assist all over hire work, serve as the lead stitcher for all Martha Graham Center’s productions and manage costume related activity on tour domestically and internationally with the Martha Graham Dance Company. Duties include:

Responsibilities for the Company

  • Construction and alteration of costumes for all dancers of the Martha Graham Dance Company
  • Coordinate with the Rehearsal Director about what garments are needed for rehearsal
  • Coordinate with outside designers to assure the costumes meet the needs of a touring company. Direct them in washability and alteration capabilities of each costume
  • Maintenance and organization of all undergarments for the dancers
  • Schedule costume fittings

Touring with the Company

  • Manage the load-in and load-out operations at performance venues in coordination with the Production Manager
  • Communicate with the Production Manager on wardrobe tour needs for each venue
  • Maintain organized lists for touring documentation
  • Check the dressing rooms before and after each performance to ensure that all costumes are accounted for and in their proper places and that the dressing rooms maintain proper cleanliness
  • Create and maintain dressing room labels and dancer room assignments in collaboration with the Production Supervisor
  • Coordinate, create and maintain costume run tracks that include quick changes, costume changes, and presets
  • Be responsible for ensuring the proper placement of all quick-change costumes before the start of the show
  • Assist the performers as needed in the dressing and quick-change areas during each performance
  • Assist the performers backstage in their dressing rooms in advance of and following performances
  • Collect and clean costumes and do any necessary repairs and stain removal after each performance
  • Following each production, prep costumes for dry cleaning

Additional Responsibilities

  • Support the Resources department in packing and shipping costumes to Licensing Partners
  • Coordinate with the Artistic Director and Director of Graham 2 on what costumes are needed for upcoming seasons
  • Construction and alteration of costumes for Graham 2 as schedule permits
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements and Qualifications

Skills and Interests

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a professional costume shop or with a professional dance company; strong organization and communication skills
  • Basic Word and Excel skills
  • Strong costume construction skills, including but not limited to: stitching skills, interpreting and building off of patterns, some dye skills, painting and other craftwork, ability to create and alter headpieces
  • Working knowledge of domestic and industrial sewing machines, sergers, and similar equipment
  • Ability to manage productive working relationships with various personalities
  • Be self-motivated, open and willing to collaborating with others


The Martha Graham Center seeks a Wardrobe Supervisor to run and manage all performances, oversee and assist all over hire work, serve as the lead stitcher for all Martha Graham Center’s productions and manage costume related activity on…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    October 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 30, 2021
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Benefits

This is a part-time mid-level position. Salary commensurate with experience. Travel required.

This is a part-time mid-level position. Salary commensurate with experience. Travel required.

Location

On-site
55 Bethune St, New York, NY 10014, USA

How to Apply

Email careers@marthagraham.org, with subject “Wardrobe Supervisor” and include a letter of application with resume.

Email careers@marthagraham.org, with subject “Wardrobe Supervisor” and include a letter of application with resume.

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