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Job Opening: TBS Costume Designer/Supervisor


Raleigh Little Theatre is seeking candidates for the position of TBS Costume Designer/Supervisor for our Teens on Stage/Teens Backstage summer program.

TBS Costume Designer/Supervisor

During the duration of the camp (4 weeks) the Costume Designer will be present in the costume shop for the agreed upon number of hours per week to instruct/mentor the TBS campers in design and build technique.

  • Designing and building the looks of the show costumes; effectively communicating design concepts with production team and camp participants using an agreed upon method (drawings, lookbook, etc…) by the due date as set;
  • Work as their own shop manager and coordinate with TBS students in learning and using them as workforce.
  • Approving or providing input on hair and make-up design to compliment the costume design.
  • Coordinate with RLT staff on budget and purchase of all materials needed before the start of the camp.
  • The Costume Designer will be available for all production and design meetings, all fittings, and all technical rehearsals.
  • They will be expected to include the TBS camp participants in building/preparing for the show.
  • During tech, the designer will mentor the TBS camp participant(s) in charge of wardrobe in quick change techniques and item tracking.

Compensation: $2,500

To apply, please submit a resume containing arts and education experience and a one-page cover letter at the link below. Cover letter should communicate your areas of professional and artistic interest and your summer availability. Applications will remain open until the position is filled. Looking to hire immediately.

Submit materials here!


Every summer, Raleigh Little Theatre holds a 5-week theatre intensive for ages 14-18 in which high school age students participate in classes and apply their learning to a fully realized production. This year’s program will culminate in a production of Puffs!

Teens on Stage (TOS) classes may focus on movement, voice and speech, text analysis, devising and advanced acting. Teens Backstage (TBS) participants are engaged in all areas of technical theatre including set construction, costume construction, prop building, lighting, sound, and scenic painting. Teens Backstage also builds the set and many costumes under the supervision of the Technical Director and design team.

The Teens on Stage / Teens Backstage program is designed to further students’ theatrical training by connecting theatre classes to production work and to develop students as theatre artists by connecting theatre to the world and society. The program is a good fit for a variety of theatre experience levels and the RLT education team believes this variety makes the program even stronger. Our goal is that this intensive theatre-making experience serves students’ goals in theatre and the arts and also in developing their communication, collaboration and problem-solving skills that can be used in a variety of ways in their lives.

View the production calendar here.