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Costume Assistants

Moorestown, NJ, USA

Job Type

Volunteer/Community Service Hours

About the Role

The Costume Assistants is responsible for assisting the Costume Designer and Wardrobe Supervisor in the creation and maintenance of costumes for a production. This includes assisting in the selection and fitting of costumes, maintaining and organizing the costume shop, and ensuring that all costumes are ready for rehearsals and performances.



  • You must be a high school graduate

  • Proven experience as a theatrical technician or similar role

  • Excellent technical skills and knowledge of theater production techniques and technology

  • Ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Ability to understand and follow technical plans and drawings

  • Knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems.

  • Ability to lift and move heavy equipment

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.


  • Working with the director, designers, and stage manager to execute the technical elements of the production

  • Setting up, operating, and maintaining lighting, sound, and other technical equipment

  • Troubleshooting technical issues that may arise during the production

  • Maintaining accurate and detailed records of equipment maintenance and repair

  • Ensuring that all technical equipment is in good working order and is safe to use

  • Advising on technical solutions to improve the production

  • Providing technical support during rehearsals and performances

  • Participating in the loading in and loading out of equipment

  • Maintaining a safe work environment

About the Company

There are many valuable opportunities to create with MTC throughout our season. Whether you are a professional trying to give back to community theater roots or a young artist trying to make your way into a career in production, design, or education.

During a typical season we produce four youth musicals, one young adult musical, one all ages musical, one adults only musical/cabaret and a performing arts day camp with five overlapping sessions resulting in five youth musicals across nine weeks in the summer. All of these productions need Directors, Choreographers, Vocal Directors, Tech Directors, Costume Designers, Stage Managers, front of house positions and more.

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