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Federal Work Study (FWS) Costume Shop Main Stage Wardrobe Lead

TAPS (Theater & Performance Studies) seeks a student* to support the department’s Main Stage theatrical season. Student should expect to work one week of evening shifts and 2-4 daytime shifts during the dress rehearsal process for three main stage shows a year (one each quarter). An initial training shift in Fall Quarter will also be required.

*This position is open to students who are Federal Work Study (FWS) eligible. 




Duties include but are not limited to:

  •       Orient student dressing crew on dressing duties, workflow, and backstage etiquette.
  •       Assist the Costume Shop Lead & Costume Designer during the dress rehearsal process.
  •       Assist with hair and makeup application, wig needs, or cast training workshops based upon show needs.
  •       Problem solve costume issues as they arise during the tech/dress process. 
  •       Mentor student dresser crews on dressing lists, dresser tracks, quick-changes, and general wardrobe duties and laundry process.
  •       Familiarize self with Dressing lists and specific show needs.
  •       Generate Dresser track
  •       Attend Designer Run
  •       Assist with Load in & Strike
  •       Assist with Laundry duties

Schedule: This role requires prompt attendance and engagement on specific dates throughout the year with some additional infrequent/non-mandatory shifts. Required shifts are:

Winter Quarter:

Feb. 24, 25, 26, 27, 28: 6pm-11:30pm

Feb. 29: 9am-2pm, 6pm-11:30pm

March 5, 6pm-11:30pm

March 7: 9am-2pm & 6pm-11:30pm

Spring Quarter:

May 18, 19, 20, 21, 22: 6pm-11:30pm

May 23: 9am-2pm & 6pm-11:30pm


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