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Costume Designer

Moorestown, NJ, USA

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About the Role

The Costume Designer is responsible for creating and designing costumes for productions. This includes working with the director and other members of the production team to create costumes that accurately reflect the characters and setting of the show.



  • You must be a high school graduate

  • Background in theater, specificlly in costume production

  • Degree in costuming, or equivalent experience

  • Experience as a costume designer or similar role

  • Knowledge of fashion history, textiles and construction techniques

  • Strong leadership and communication skills

  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines

  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends

  • Strong problem-solving skills

Key Responsibilities

  • Researching and analyzing script, characters and historical time period

  • Costume design

  • Manage fittings and alterations of all costumes

  • Managing purchases and rentals

  • Creating patterns, and construction of costumes.

  • Supervising a costume crew.

  • Ensuring any necessary peices that get dirty or ripped during a show are ready for the next performance

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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