Costume Shop Assistant

Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota's Contemporary Theatre

Sarasota, FL

Work Location: In-office


  • Full Time
  • Sarasota, FL (Remote)
  • Fri, May 31, 2024
  • Work Location: In-office
  • Theater
  • $35,000.00
  • $45,000.00

Website FSTSarasota Florida Studio Theatre

Sarasota's Contemporary Theatre

Costume Shop Assistant

Start Date: April 2024

Florida Studio Theatre, a fast-paced and dynamic professional LORT D regional theatre in Sarasota, FL, is seeking a Costume Shop Assistant for its five-theatre operation. This position works alongside FST’s Costume Shop Manager, interns and designers.

Design opportunities are possible – and likely. FST produces seven mainstage shows, three cabaret shows, a Stage III Series, five children’s shows and many new play workshops annually.

Responsibilities include:
• Working on alterations and costume builds as assigned
• Creating and maintaining show-related paperwork such as costume piece lists, action charts, alteration notes, and maintenance lists
• Assisting in shop and stock organization and maintaining costume inventory
• Assisting with buying, returns and tracking purchases for season.
• Stitching and costume construction
• Assisting with and maintaining hair, wigs, and makeup

Strong organizational skills and communication skills are a must – as well as the ability to interact kindly and professionally with artists of varying experience levels.
This position generally operates standard office hours Monday-Friday, with some nights and weekends required for events such as rehearsals, tech and runs.

An employee in this role must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Salary range: $35,000-$45,000/year

Benefits include: Health Insurance (option to add vision and dental), 401k (with 25% employer match), paid vacation, paid sick leave, paid parental leave, social security, Medicare, Medicaid, unemployment insurance, comp tickets to every show and restaurant discount.

Florida Studio Theatre is working towards becoming a more inclusive and accessible organization. FST is thus committed to developing a work environment that is reflective of the diverse world that it serves. Applicants from all populations and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Consideration for employment will be given to all applicants without regard to race/ethnicity, gender identity/sexual orientation, age or ability.

FST operates five stages, the 173 seat Keating Theatre, the 237 seat Gompertz Theatre, the 109 seat Goldstein Cabaret Theatre, the 110 seat John C. Court Cabaret Theatre and the 100 seat Bowne’s Lab Theatre.

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