The heart of Boston Ballet is the human experience. Through our living and breathing art, we forge human connections—between artist and attendee, teacher and trainee, friend and newcomer, one's outer and inner self. We believe that the community of employees that makes dance possible is better together when talented individuals with varied life experiences, identities, races, cultures and ideas are welcomed, encouraged, and heard.
The Children’s and Supernumerary Costume Coordinator is a temporary, hourly position responsible for overseeing and coordinating costumes for all casts of children, and supernumerary performers in Boston Ballet’s productions. Preferred start date would be September 6, 2022 until December 5, 2022 with two more four-week intervals in Spring 2023.
This role includes managing a team of fittings assistants and acting as a liaison between Wardrobe, Artistic, and Production staff. The Coordinator will be present for auditions, fittings, photo shoots, and dress rehearsals. They/them will work closely with The Children’s Theater Manager to facilitate wardrobe related communications to families of performing students.
- Conduct fittings and assign appropriate costumes to performers
- Record accurate fitting notes and communicate to stitchers and volunteers
- Perform alterations to costumes to ensure best fit
- Create clear and concise costume share lists for Wardrobe Supervisor
- Work with Children’s Theater Manager to coordinate scheduling for auditions, fittings, and communications
- Work with Director of Costumes and Artistic staff during casting, to advise on required sizing to fit existing costumes
- Maintain children’s and supernumerary costume inventories from existing productions.
- Advise Director of known condition and/or quantity issues
· Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred, or 1-3 years of experience in equivalent work
· Familiarity with professional theater wardrobe departments
· Experience working with children and volunteers
· Knowledge of industrial sewing machines used in costume construction
· Familiarity with costume construction methods
· Strong hand sewing skills
· Organizational and interpersonal skills. Should have excellent attention to detail.
· Some evening and weekend hours will be required
Boston Ballet requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as a condition of employment unless the employee is entitled to a religious or medical exemption.