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Costume Shop Overhire

Costume Shop Overhire

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is seeking candidates for temporary overhire positions for first hands, stitchers, and design assistants to work in the Costume Shop. This is a rolling application: applicants will be considered for various projects as needed throughout the 2021/2022 Season, some for immediate consideration.

This position reports to the Costume Shop Director.

Areas of Responsibility:

First hands and stitchers: Work with workroom supervisor and staff draper to cut, sew, build, and alter a wide variety of costumes both for Steppenwolf and for outside projects.

Design assistants: Work with the Assistant Designer to realize the costume design for Steppenwolf productions. Duties include but are not limited to paperwork, shopping, sourcing, and pulling from stock.

Desired Qualifications:

Good time management and organization.

Strong verbal communication.

Ability to work collaboratively with a team.

Hand and machine sewing. (First hands and stitchers only)


Salary range: $18.50-$20/hr depending on position and experience. Overhire/Part time employees are eligible for Steppenwolf's dental plan, as well as vision insurance, a pre-tax Ventra card, and a 401(k) retirement program.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter (including desired position and general availability), resume and three references by following this link by 5/1/2022


Steppenwolf Theatre Company is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Steppenwolf complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

We strongly encourage applications from people of color and members of underrepresented groups.

Contact Info:
Solana Oliver
Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Chicago