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Industry:Theatre
Contract Type:Fixed Term Contract
Salary or training bursary: Dependent on Experience
Contract
Duration:
3 Months
full-time
Company:London Theatre Company
Location:London
Eligibility:
Open to all
Apply by:24/09/2021 - 17:00
Start date:14 or 21 November 2021
Term:full-time

The Book of Dust Wardrobe Opportunity

Do you love theatre? Are you passionate about working in a fast-paced Costume and Wardrobe department? London Theatre Company has three new roles that could be perfect for you!

London Theatre Company is a commercial theatre producing company led by Nicholas Hytner, Tim Levy and Nick Starr, with an emphasis on new work. Their intention is to create a culture, ethos and economic model that supports writers, directors, designers and actors to work at scale in a space that is complementary to those of the subsidised theatre and West End.

The Bridge is London Theatre Company’s first new theatre. It has a stunning riverside location on the south bank of the Thames, right by Tower Bridge and five minutes’ walk from the transport hub of London Bridge station. It is designed by Haworth Tompkins, winners of the 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize for Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre. It has 900+ seats and can be configured in end-stage, thrust and promenade formats.

They are looking for three people to join their costume and wardrobe team:

Wigs, Hair and Makeup Manager

This role sits within the Show Running team overseen by Head of Costume (Bridge Theatre) and the incoming WHAM Design Supervisor/Studio. 

Some of your responsibilities will be to:

  • Establish and manage a first class Wigs, Hair and Makeup department (WHAM) for the Production
  • Work closely with the WHAM Design Supervisor who will hand over the running of the show and care of all established designs, by Press Night.
  • Be responsible for setting up & managing hair & wigs calls, according to the requirements of the show, in conjunction with the CSM/SM & Costume/ Sound teams. This includes management of understudies as well as show running.
  • Be responsible for allocating & managing supplies and completing stock takes, of chemicals, makeup & other relevant products, as well as sourcing replacements, on time and within an agreed budget

For the full responsibilities and person specification list, please see the job description for more information.

Wardrobe Assistant

This role is part of the Running Wardrobe team led by the Wardrobe Manager.

Some of your responsibilities will be to:

  • Work proactively toward establishing a first class Wardrobe Department on the Production
  • Work to daily & weekly deadlines, helping to prepare the costumes and maintain the costumes for each performance.
  • Assist in actioning the working jobs list as efficiently and effectively as possible
  • Maintain the costumes to an excellent working standard including levels of care and cleanliness. This will include, machine & hand sewing to a very high standard, as well as laundry.

For the full responsibilities and person specification list, please see the job description for more information.

Dresser/Head Dresser

This role sits within the Running Wardrobe team led by the Wardrobe Manager.

Some of your responsibilities will be to:

  • Set up, manage & execute a dressing plot for the duration of the run
  • Dress actors during the performances
  • Become familiar with the costumes and be prepared to alert the Wardrobe team of any damage or wear & tear or issues, for resolution
  • Do Pre-Sets and checks before each performance, and be responsible for the costumes being in the right place at the right time

(During the interview stage they will appoint a Head Dresser to lead a dressing team for this production. All shortlisted applicants will be considered for the Head Dresser position.)

For the full responsibilities and person specification list, please see the job description for more information.

You will be expected to work collaboratively with the Costume & Wardrobe team, as well as cast & company, to help achieve an efficient and smoothly running backstage environment in undertaking any of these roles.

 

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.

Please note that the company reserves the right to withdraw this listing prior to the official closing date, therefore we recommend getting your applications in early.


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