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Barrington Stage Company, Inc. Wardrobe Technician in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Barrington Stage Company, an award-winning professional theatre company located in the heart of the Berkshires, is seeking two Wardrobe Technicians to join our team in Pittsfield, MA. This position assists the Wardrobe Supervisor and Associate Wardrobe Supervisor in the care, management and organization of costumes through the dress rehearsal, performance and strike of each production throughout the 2024 season. This position requires a team player with great interpersonal skills, a working knowledge of costume maintenance and cleaning, and the ability to remain calm in high stress situations. Barrington Stage has a three-fold mission: to produce top notch, compelling work; to develop new plays and musicals; and to engage our community with vibrant, inclusive educational outreach programs. BSC is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age. We strongly encourage candidates of color, and/or from diverse backgrounds/underrepresented groups to apply. Responsibilities: - Assist with the care, management and organization of finished costumes during the dress rehearsal and performance period - Provide assistance to actors getting into costumes and help facilitate quick changes - Check in and review costumes prior to each performance - Make sure costumes are preset onstage and backstage and retrieve costumes and return them to the correct dressing room for every performance as instructed by the Wardrobe and Associate Wardrobe Supervisors - Help maintain dressing rooms throughout the performance period - Assist with the maintenance of costumes during the performance period, such as laundry, ironing, shoe polishing, and repairs as assigned - Advise the Wardrobe and Associate Wardrobe Supervisors on matters of specific rigging or actor comfort as necessary - Assist with hanging-up, spraying down and putting away costumes at the end of each rehearsal or performance - Keep the Wardrobe Room and Quick Change Booths clean and free of debris Skills: - Strong interpersonal, time management and organizational skills - Prior backstage costume related experience - Basic sewing skills as it relates to repairs and quick change rigging - Knowledge and experience in laundry, fabric cleaning techniques and stain removal - Experience with wig application and pinning helpful - Able to stand for long periods of time - Able to remain calm during high pressure quick change situations This position reports to the Wardrobe Supervisor and Associate Wardrobe Supervisor. It is a full-time, seasonal position. Contracts A&B 5/27/2024 through 9/16/2024. Pay is \$17.50 per hour, with housing included.

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