Costume Shop Overhire

  • Full Time
  • Chicago
  • May 1, 2022

Website steppenwolfthtr Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Costume Shop Overhire

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is seeking candidates for temporary overhire positions for first hands, stitchers, and design assistants to work in the Costume Shop. This is a rolling application: applicants will be considered for various projects as needed throughout the 2021/2022 Season, some for immediate consideration.

This position reports to the Costume Shop Director.


Areas of Responsibility:

  • First hands and stitchers: Work with workroom supervisor and staff draper to cut, sew, build, and alter a wide variety of costumes both for Steppenwolf and for outside projects.
  • Design assistants: Work with the Assistant Designer to realize the costume design for Steppenwolf productions. Duties include but are not limited to paperwork, shopping, sourcing, and pulling from stock.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Good time management and organization.
  • Strong verbal communication.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team.
  • Hand and machine sewing. (First hands and stitchers only)
Instructions to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter (including desired position and general availability), resume and three references by 5/1/2022

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Pay Rate/Range*: $18.50-$20/hr depending on position and experience