11 Beth Circle
Acton, MA 01720
Date Posted: July 28, 2019
Region: Eastern Massachusetts
Proscenium Circus, the student theatre at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, is seeking a Costume Designer who is an artist-teacher. Proscenium Circus is committed to inclusive teaching/mentoring and a production design team that models excellent collaborative skills. This position will start in mid-August 2019 and run through May 2020.
The costume designer will lead the student costumes team two times a week after school (3:00pm) and attend Wednesday after school production meetings to provide all necessary information and guidance on executing the design for three mainstage productions to staff and students. The costume designer will also attend technical rehearsals. Design responsibilities include:
Design or supervise and advise student designers for 3 mainstage productions per year with casts ranging from 25-65.
Provide all necessary information and guidance on executing the design to staff and students
Tracking and maintaining all show purchases and returns against show budgets to keep costs for all shows and costumes general budget within budget limitations
Sources and acquires costume purchases for each show as needed, participating in shopping trips both locally and regionally, and curating sourcing through online ordering
Launders/tracks dry cleaning of rentals/reciprocal for timely return
Attend all production meetings, a designer run, fittings, load-in, technical rehearsals, performances, strike, load-out, and post-production meeting.
Work collaboratively with the production team to execute the Director’s vision.
Provide costume proposals and costume pieces by specific deadlines.
Design, acquire and/or build all costume pieces; fit and alter costumes as needed.
Be conscientious of individual needs of each actor (i.e. sensory sensitivity; atypical sizing).
Assist actors with costumes during technical rehearsals and performances.
Maintain costumes during the run of the show, making necessary repairs and cleaning as needed.
Organize and execute load-in and strike of all costume pieces after final performances.
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