Wardrobe Staff


June 24, 2024

Job Type


$16.00 per hour, local housing available

Full-time, seasonal position (summer)
Dates: June 24 through August 25, 2024
Salary: $16.00 per hour, local housing available


Shakespeare & Company seeks seasonal, part-time or full-time Wardrobe Staff for late June through late August.


Shakespeare & Company is committed to evolving its approach to diversity and inclusion to engender an active process and positive change toward equity in its employment and artistry. Our goal is to engage ourselves in endeavors which enrich and promote a more just society, and we seek to engage those who will embrace our vigorous commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility as well as anti-racism initiatives. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically underrepresented in theater and theater administration including People of the Global Majority, LGBTQIA+, women, people who are neurodiverse, and people with disabilities.


Shakespeare & Company is committed to a COVID-safe environment: in most cases employees will have completed their COVID-19 vaccination regimen, will get tested before they start work and re-test as needed. The entire Company will be adhering to local, state, and union safety protocols where and when appropriate.


Shakespeare & Company is committed to the principles of equal employment and to providing equal employment opportunities. It is our intent to maintain an inclusive work environment free of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation on the basis of sex, gender, race, religion, color, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation, military service, veteran status, pregnancy or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws.


The Wardrobe Staff responsibilities include preparation of costumes for each performance, assisting actors into and out of costumes, presetting backstage changes, performing quick changes, resetting costumes at end of show, daily maintenance and cleaning of costumes and occasionally, wigs, for assigned productions from technical rehearsals through closing. This position is one of a team of two working on our Outdoor Mainstage production, Comedy of Errors and Winter’s Tale, with 10–12 actors. Some shop hours may be required as well, other duties as assigned.  Previous experience, good people skills, good sewing skills, and some understanding of garment construction preferred. This position will require access to email and text; sitting, standing, pushing and pulling, climbing and stooping; reaching with hands and arms; use of hands to finger objects and controls; lifting and/or moving up to 30 pounds; and reading of written, printed and/or computer screen data.


Dates are June 24 through August 25, 2024. Salary $16.00 per hour, with local housing available.


Interested applicants should send resume with e-mail contact for three references, a letter of interest, dates of availability, to jobsearch@shakespeare.org (include: Position Title and Name in subject line); By mail:
Job Search/Patron Services Manager, 70 Kemble Street, Lenox MA 01240; By fax: (413) 637-4274.

Roles & Responsibilities
Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Characteristics
The successful candidate will have:
Dates are June 24 through August 25, 2024. Salary $16.00 per hour, with local housing available.
Applications accepted until:February 29, 2024
How to Apply

Candidates who possess the above qualifications, or transferrable skills, are encouraged to apply. Please send cover letter, resume, and references.

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