19 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA 02116
Date Posted: September 03, 2019
Region: Eastern Massachusetts
This full-time, exempt position is responsible
for managing all aspects of Boston Ballet’s Costume Shop, including managing
staff, workflow, and budget. The Director
of Costumes oversees a staff to maintain and create all the costume elements
for all the ballets, including shoes and hair.
This is a Senior Leader level position that regularly interfaces with the
Artistic and Production Staff as well as the Company Manager. The ideal candidate will be an inspirational,
engaged, and collaborative leader.
appropriate permanent and temporary staff for Costume Shop and Wardrobe and
Direct all costume shop employees in
their work and work products, ensuring that they understand their job
requirements and Ballet expectations.
production schedule for the season and provide an overall vision of the scope
of work by the year, month, and weeks.
workflow of the shop floor.
operating standards for the shop and at the theater, including procedures and
Oversee safety procedures,
implementation, and compliance.
Responsible for direct reports’ annual
performance evaluations and the development of goals for professional growth as
well as ongoing coaching and performance management.
Manage quality, construction, and
maintenance of all costume elements.
costume fittings as needed.
Coordinate with Artistic Director to
realize all costume designs.
with Artistic staff to ensure artistic standards are being met. Serve as visual eye when designer is
unavailable for fittings and daily work.
dress rehearsals and respond to in-theatre needs
costume rental contracts.
for supplies, approve purchase orders, and oversee and advise on all other
expenditures, including shoe ordering and distribution.
manage the Costume Shop's budget and cash flow for the season.
budget information and appropriate information to shop staff.
assignments as needed.
Minimum of 10-12 years of experience
as a costume shop supervisor and/or wardrobe supervisor in theatre, opera and/
Strong leadership, staff management, and
project management skills
knowledge of design, costume construction, textiles, dying, and all aspects of
Strong budgeting skills
Strong organizational, planning, and
Microsoft Word and Excel proficiency
Accuracy, flexibility, creativity, and
ability to work well with various personalities
Boston Ballet is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
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