Wardrobe Assistant

Wardrobe Assistant

Be part of the Hippodrome Theatre’s Artistic team by supporting and working with our resident Costume Designer and our production staff.

35 hours a week with possible more hours during tech week

Starting date Nov 15, 2023
Ending date Dec 23, 2023 

Rehearsals are afternoons and evenings.
Shows are Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri mornings; Sat afternoon; Sun evening

Please send your resume with a cover letter to Bob Robins

Essential Position Functions:

  • Work directly with resident designer
  • Assist in creating dressing lists and supporting wardrobe paperwork
  • Assist with and plan quick changes
  • Help maintain all costumes during the run of the show including laundering and minor repairs
  • Help maintain wigs and assist with hairdressing during the run of the show
  • Assist with makeup during the run of the show
  • Work wardrobe for all evening, morning and weekend shows
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work environment

Skill Requirements:

  • Intermediate stitching skills required
  • Experience working on costume running crew
  • Experience cleaning and maintaining garments per equity rules
  • Experience working with hair and makeup including wig maintenance and application
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Ability to problem solve and think on your feet
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, and other commonly used PC programs
  • Flexibility, positive attitude, and a willingness to commit to long hours, hard work, and a demanding schedule
  • Ability to move quickly and quietly backstage, including carrying garments up and down stairs
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, high energy artistic environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively with different personality types


  • $14.00 per hour

Starting date Nov 15, 2023 and ending Dec 23, 2023