Wardrobe Supervisor/Costume Assistant

The Industry

Los Angeles, CA

Wardrobe Supervisor/Costume Assistant

The Industry, LA’s artist-driven experimental opera company, is seeking a highly motivated independent Wardrobe Supervisor/Costume Assistant for an upcoming production Galileo. This is the opportunity to join the production team that creates the most innovative cultural experiences in Los Angeles (Hopscotch, Invisible Cities).

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

About The Industry

Founded in 2010 by director Yuval Sharon, The Industry creates experimental productions that expand the traditional definition of opera. By merging media and through interdisciplinary collaborations, we produce works that inspire new audiences for the art form. Our last major production, the widely acclaimed Hopscotch, was the world’s first mobile opera. It took place in limousines zigzagging around Los Angeles and at iconic sites.

About Galileo

By Bertolt Brecht
Adapted and directed by Yuval Sharon
Music by Andy Akiho
Sculpture and Production Design by Liz Glynn
Cabrillo Beach, San Pedro (Los Angeles)
September 16, 17, 23, 24

Performed around an enormous bonfire on Cabrillo Beach, this large-scale collaboration will bring Brecht’s searing play to life as an anarchic celebration of the triumph of freethinking over authority. Galileo is a large-scale collaboration with contributions by composer Andy Akiho and artist Liz Glynn. Harnessing the elemental power of fire against the backdrop of a limitless horizon, this production viscerally embodies the core ideas of the play and offers a radical new exploration of Brecht’s influential theories of performance.

Job Profile

The Wardrobe Supervisor/Costume Assistant will be responsible for overseeing the maintenance and laundering of all costumes in the production, as well as running the wardrobe department during the live production. This position will also assist the Costume Designer in the build of the costumes.To do this job you need great creative problem solving and trouble-shooting skills, organizational skills, and are able to work under pressure in a fast-paced shifting environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Generate and update necessary production paperwork related to the production.
  • Preparing, setting up for and attending all technical rehearsals, meetings, and performances.
  • Work closely with the Costume Designer and Stage Management to maintain costumes and run live production.
  • Coordinate for laundering and cleaning of all costume pieces for the production.
  • Arrange for/provide transportation for costume pieces related to cleaning and laundering.
  • Responsible for maintenance of all wardrobe items, including repairs.
  • Manage and train Wardrobe Crew.
  • Devising and creating systems for the smooth operation of the backstage and artists during tech and live performances.
  • Daily set-up and breakdown of dressing rooms and for securing of costumes during technical rehearsals and performances.
  • Assist Costume Designer in build and construction of costumes.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Experience as wardrobe supervisor for live production.
  • Experience working on medium and large scale productions, including large casts.
  • Wig care experience.
  • Sewing and repair skills.
  • Management experience.
  • Dedicated to artist care.
  • Ability and desire to adapt to ever-changing circumstances!
  • Experience working outdoors and in unusual circumstances.
  • Clear written and verbal communication.
  • Other teaching, management, and mentoring experience a plus.
  • Production experience with live and theatrical events and shows.
  • Flexible approach for dealing with varied tasks.
  • Ability to work well as part of local and remote teams and also on your own initiative.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to think and work independently.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license; have and continue to maintain a safe driving record.


Contract Dates: August 1, 2017 – October 1, 2017

Orchestra & Tech Rehearsals: September 5-14, 2017

Performances: September 15, 16, 17, 23 & 24, 2017

This position is as an independent contract and will be a project-based position. The position will be required to be present during all Tech Rehearsals and Performances., as well as prep and strike of the production.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

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