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Costume Assistant (Seasonal/Temporary)


Duties and responsibilities • Construct costume as directed by Head of Costume and other senior members of the team. • Attend fittings on request. • Assist, as part of the team, with other duties to ensure the smooth running of the department • Dressing on shows, laundry maintenance, wig maintenance and other reasonable requests. • Work to agreed deadlines, constructing and finishing costumes with speed and economic efficiency while ensuring that it is produced to the highest quality • Provide regular progress reports to the Head Costume, alerting to potential problems at the earliest possible time. • Maintain good standards of operation and participate with housekeeping duties in the working area. • Keep accurate records of performance running details and any other relevant information. • Manage and account for any petty cash float issued by the Head of Wardrobe, by documenting and recording any monies spent, keeping valid purchase receipts. • Represent the costume department to visiting artists and the public and to encourage good relations with other colleagues. Responsibilities of all staff members • Be aware of the work of other departments in the achievement of Horsecross's aims. • Take an active part in communicating and co-operating with all staff and departments. • Carry out administration efficiently ensuring accurate and complete records are maintained • Follow guidelines, procedures and policies provided by the company. • Work in accordance with the Equality and Diversity policy of Horsecross. • Be aware of, and comply with, rules and legislation pertaining to Health & Safety at work. • Take an active part in achieving high standards of customer and client care. Person Specification Essential Requirements: • Qualification in Theatrical Costume or associated courses eg Fashion, Textiles etc. • Good hand and machine sewing skills. • Practical skills in pattern cutting and dress making. • Excellent personal time management. • Excellent organisation and communication skills, written and verbal. • Demonstrate ability to work with creative and technical personnel and performers. • Ability to work under pressure, using tact, diplomacy and flexibility. • Ability to work unsupervised. Desirable Requirements: • At least one year as a Costume Assistant producing professional costume for the professional stage. • Basic wig maintenance • Knowledge of machine maintenance • Knowledge of the social and historical history of costume. • IT Experience • Knowledge of Health & Safety legislation and practices • Current First Aid at Work Certificate Summary of Terms and Conditions *Horsecross follows the terms and conditions as laid out in the BECTU Agreement Seasonal/Temporary Contract Full-time (up to 40 hours per week) from 26th August 2019 to 5th January 2020. £10.30 per hour and subsistence where applicable* Flexible working is essential as required by the Production Department. Application packs & further information on this role are available from our website. Please note that CV's will not be accepted for this position.

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Job Title

Costume Assistant (Seasonal/Temporary)




£10.30 per hour


26/08/2019 until 05/01/2020



Minimum Experience

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Preferred Genre Experience

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