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.
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.