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Costume Design Assistant

Basic Job Description

Assist the costume designer in the planning and execution of the production. This position is available to students with some costuming experience.


Design assistant jobs vary with each assignment and can include the following:
Visual and written research for preparation of the designs
Attend production meetings
Organize costume plot, ditty bags, inventory sheets
Pull rehearsal costumes or costumes
Shop for costumes online or in reality
Specific project such as millinery or dyeing
Attend a run through
Attend first dress or more

For a more complete list of duties, ask to see the Costume Designer’s Handbook.

The time commitment varies, between 30-40 hours, depending on the nature of your assignment.