Costume Administrator

The Glimmerglass Festival

Opera Festival

Cooperstown, NY

Work Location: In-office


  • Seasonal
  • Cooperstown, NY
  • Mon, Apr 18, 2022
  • Work Location: In-office
  • Opera
  • Hourly Rate (USD$): This position runs April 18 to August 28, 2022 . $16.00/Hr. Includes Housing

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Opera Festival

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks a Costume Administrator for its 2022 Festival Season.

The Costume Administrator works as a member of a nine-person Production Administration team; they report to the Production Coordinator and the Costume Director, and they work alongside a Production Administrator, a Costume Administration Apprentice, a Production Administrator Apprentice, and the Safety Department. The primary goals of the position include facilitating costume department accounting and reconciling all purchases/shipping/returns, distributing information to the Costume Shops, processing all fitting photos, facilitating independent contractor travel/lodging arrangements and shipping between the contractors and the Glimmerglass shop, facilitates designer and assistant costume designer travel, purchasing and distribution of Costume Shop/Craft Shop supplies. The ability to drive with a clean license, a working knowledge of computers and word/excel, some understanding of costume shop terminology, and experience in administrative organization are desired. Projects will primarily be worked on independently with the direction of the Production Coordinator and Costume Director. The responsibilities of this position require the employee to be physically present on campus to complete the tasks assigned. Additional training, workshops, and seminars are provided during the season. This is a seasonal position; employees that work well within the team are often asked to return for subsequent seasons. Commitment to safe work habits and shop practices is essential. Must be willing to abide by Glimmerglass Festival’s current and potential future Covid-19 policies, including testing and wearing a mask on campus.

This position runs April 18 to August 28, 2022 . $16.00/Hr. Includes Housing

The Glimmerglass Festival seeks to hire persons of all backgrounds, lived experiences, and identities. Developing and investing in our employees is our highest priority to achieve an environment that fosters company wide success. The Festival aims to employ individuals at varying stages of their careers, who have a desire to work for a leading arts organization that values professional and personal growth through collaboration and commitment to creating the highest quality product possible. In order to learn more about the initiatives and actions we are taking to make progress in these areas, please visit our website, HERE.

The Glimmerglass Festival is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Qualified applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data or any other legally protected status.

The hiring process is highly competitive; some positions are filled as early as January. Early applications are encouraged. All positions will be posted for two weeks prior to the start of the interview process and applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

To apply, please prepare a Cover Letter and Resume (including three references) in a single PDF document. Submit and complete the application process by clicking HERE and filling out the Employment Application Form.

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