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Costume Supervisor

Northlight Theatre is now hiring a full-time, year-round Costume Supervisor. Working under the supervision of the Production Manager, the Costume Supervisor is the head of the Costume Department and is responsible for realizing and maintaining all costume design elements for cast and understudies. Supervises all Costume and Wardrobe staff, overhire, and subcontractors. Maintains all departmental work areas and manages costume inventory.

A full job description is available on our website at

Northlight Theatre aspires to promote change of perspective and encourage compassion by exploring the depth of our humanity across a bold spectrum of theatrical experiences, reflecting our community to the world and the world to our community. A professional LORT D theatre located in Skokie, Illinois, programming includes a 5-play mainstage season, the Interplay new play development series, and a dynamic year-round audience engagement and education program. For more information about the theatre:

Qualifications: Must be able to evaluate designer’s drawings, cost out productions, and create labor/time estimates. Must be able to manage an active costume shop including budgeting, quoting, renting NLT stock, and administrative duties. Must be able to supervise crew and to perform wardrobe maintenance. Must be self-motivated, and able to work as an individual as well as part of a team. Advanced sewing and organizational skills required. Must be able to perform fittings, as well as know how to use a serger and an industrial sewing machine. Must be able to lift 35+ pounds, have a valid driver’s license, and have access to a personal vehicle.

Compensation: Compensation range is $35,000 to $37,000, competitive with prevailing compensation for similar positions within the non-profit performing arts industry, and commensurate with qualifications and experience of the applicant. This position is eligible for benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance and paid time off. High energy, collaborative environment with close involvement with the art and artists.

How to Apply: As an equal opportunity employer, Northlight Theatre hires outstanding individuals into every position in the company. People who work with us have a high degree of engagement, a commitment to working effectively in teams, and a passion for the company's mission. We place the highest value on creating a safe environment where our employees can grow and contribute, and refuse to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious belief, sex, age, disability, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, partnership status, caregiver status, sexual and reproductive health decisions, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Reflecting our commitment to be an inclusive and accessible employer, we welcome applications for all open positions from a diverse applicant pool that reflects our community and programming.

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume with relevant experience and three listed references via email to by November 1, 2021. No phone calls please.

Job Type: Permanent
Location: Skokie, IL