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Costume Designer

Beacon Academy, a Montessori High School, seeks to hire a dynamic teaching artist to costume design our upcoming fall play, Metamorphoses. This after-school position comes with a competitive stipend and requires a background check. Rehearsals began in September 2019 and performances take place in November; the designer will join the process upon hire. The candidate for this position will be expected to work within a team setting of shared ideas and constructive feedback in a collaborative manner.


  • Design and build all costumes;
  • Teach student-performers the skills needed to wear and maintain their costumes successfully;
  • Lead the team of students who make up the costume crew;
  • Be present at all tech rehearsals, performances, and strike;
  • Meet with the director and the rest of the production team as needed to ensure a successful production;
  • Contribute to an environment that actively engages students and is developmentally appropriate for the age, maturity, and interests of the students;
  • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior;
  • Know emergency plans and evacuation routes for the classrooms assigned;
  • Know and follow school procedures and regulations;
  • Perform other related duties as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A degree in theatre, a related field, or equivalent professional experience
  • Previous experience costume designing in educational and/or professional settings
  • Strong construction skills
  • Excellent communication skills, collaborative spirit, attention to detail, ability to multitask, and interest in working with high school students

Production Dates

  • Rehearsals: Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:30pm (September 10 - November 1)
  • Tech: November 2 - 6, 2019
  • Performances: November 7 - 8, 2019 at the Puth Family Theatre, 1702 Sherman in Evanston

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Emmi Hilger, Theatre Teacher:

Contact Info:
Emmi Hilger
Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Evanston, IL