Wardrobe Manager – Arena Stage (DC)

WHO: Arena Stage (DC)

SEEKING: Wardrobe Manager

RESPONSIBILITIES: This position is primarily responsible for transitioning each production from the costume shop to the stage while maintaining the integrity of each production through the supervision of the Wardrobe Supervisors for the three theatre spaces. Duties include: Attending final fittings and developing run sheets, costume plots, and actor dressing plots before technical rehearsals begin; Managing the backstage areas with the Wardrobe Supervisors during the dress rehearsal process; Choreographing quick changes and taking rigging notes; Attending previews and production meetings after preview performances; Overseeing Load In and Load Out/Strike for each production; Restocking and/or boxing up productions after strike.

Other duties include: Watching productions during the run to maintain quality control; Maintaining updated show paperwork for all running productions in case of crew illness; Swinging into a wardrobe crew if illness occurs.

REQUIREMENTS: At least one year of costume management skills; Demonstrated sewing ability; Preferable wig experience; Demonstrated design assisting skills; Knowledge of costume history; Able to handle stressful situations with grace; Computer skills; Must be able to transport materials weighing up to 50 pounds; Must be able to run shows on an eight performance a week schedule. Valid driver’s license required. Overtime and weekend work required.

HOW TO APPLY: Send cover letter with salary requirements, resume and references to Caroline Baron, Human Resources Associate, Arena Stage, 1101 6th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024. Fax to 202-488-4056 or e-mail to jobs@arenastage.org.

Related Posts


Ken created one of the first Broadway podcasts, recording over 250 episodes over 7 years. It features interviews with A-listers in the theater about how they “made it”, including 2 Pulitzer Prize Winners, 7 Academy Award Winners and 76 Tony Award winners. Notable guests include Pasek & Paul, Kenny Leon, Lynn Ahrens and more.