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Job Opening: Associate Costume Shop Manager


Associate Costume Shop Manager

Raleigh Little Theatre – Raleigh, NC

Raleigh Little Theatre (RLT) exists to create and teach theatre in a way that serves our community, offers a place for all to live their best creative life, and embraces diverse stories, artists, and students in a meaningful and powerful way.  To support our mission, we are looking for a colleague to join our small team as the Associate Costume Shop Manager.

What you’ll do…

As the Associate Costume Shop Manager, you will assist RLT’s Costume Shop Manager/Resident Costume Designer in the management and administration of the costume shop while also engaging and managing volunteers, the shop’s primary workforce, in the successful implementation of costume construction for RLT productions. For each production, you will assist with pattern making, construction, fittings, and alterations, make costume repairs as needed during show runs, and assist in re-stocking costumes and accessories. Shop management responsibilities will also include supporting and assisting the Costume Shop Manager with shop organization, inventory, and equipment maintenance. Additionally, you will engage with other theaters, vendors, and members of the community as the main contact for costume rental and loan services, donations, and dry cleaning services.

Essential to the work we do at RLT is our community of volunteers, and in this position you will facilitate the recruitment, training, and management of all costume shop volunteers with the Costume Shop Manager. This will include maintaining a volunteer schedule, managing communications, and supervising regularly scheduled work calls to support and educate volunteers in the execution of costume construction.

We’d love to hear from you if…

You have 1-3 years of experience in costume construction in a theatrical setting, with proficiency in hand sewing and teaching and/or volunteer supervision experience preferred.

You have strong communication skills, both oral and written, as well as the ability to effectively interact with individuals of varied ages, backgrounds, and abilities. 

You have proficient computer skills, preferably with Microsoft Office and Google Workspace products. 

You are committed to continuous learning, training, and accountability in RLT’s equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism work.

The Associate Costume Shop Manager will also need a valid (or the ability to obtain a) North Carolina driver’s license.

Hours and location: Schedule will be coordinated with the Costume Shop Manager – hours will be flexible and include evenings and weekends when necessary and most work will be on site.

Salary: $40,000

This full-time, exempt position includes health, dental, vision, retirement, and life insurance benefits and flexible PTO. 

Reporting Structure: This position reports to the Costume Shop Manager/Resident Costume Designer.

To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter, as well as a link to your portfolio or examples of your work if available, to Jobs@nullRaleighLittleTheatre.org. Candidate review will begin on May 22, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. All potential employees must pass a background check. Due to current pandemic circumstances and acknowledging the highest care for our community, RLT is requiring any successful candidates to be fully vaccinated. Candidates should be prepared to submit proof of Covid-19 vaccination upon hire or discuss accommodations in line with Covid-19 safety protocols. If you need reasonable accommodations in the application process please email Jobs@nullRaleighLittleTheatre.org.

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About Us 

RLT is a welcoming community using theatre to enrich, educate, entertain and engage volunteers, students and audiences of all ages. RLT values everyone’s story. As an organization, we intentionally create a welcoming environment through a long-term, holistic approach to inclusion and diversity. We commit ourselves to actively seeking out perspectives that are not our own, encouraging learning, growth, and cultural awareness, engaging community conversations, and embracing conflict as a force for change.

RLT provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment. We strive to be an equitable, diverse, antiracist, and inclusive organization that is accessible to all and to maintain an organizational culture that values a diverse staff, Board, and volunteer community, thus we seek a broad spectrum of employees. We strongly encourage and welcome candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQ+, gender non-conforming and non-binary, neuro-diverse, and people with disabilities to apply. This position will remain open until filled and until a diverse and qualified pool of candidates is identified.

For more information about Raleigh Little Theatre, our mission, and our programs please visit RaleighLittleTheatre.org.