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Wardrobe Crew

CST Production - Job Description Form

Job Title: Wardrobe Crew

Reports to: Costume Supervisor

Dates of Employment: November 26, 2021-December 5, 2021

Pay Range: $21.00-24.50 per hour


The Wardrobe Crew is a member of the CST run crew and will be responsible for all aspects costumes during rehearsals and performances of CST’s production of As You Like It this fall. This position will also have the opportunity to work in a fully equipped shop alongside the other members of the Costume department and will assist in the maintenance and upkeep of show specific items throughout the run. The Wardrobe Crew will coordinate with the other members of the wardrobe team to provide a safe, clean, and efficient work environment for all performers and crew both backstage and onstage.


Costume Presets on and off stage

Manage costume changes throughout performances

Execute quick changes with accuracy and consistency

Tracking costume pieces to necessary locations throughout the performance

Uphold the design and quality of the costumes through daily maintenance and repairs including but not limited to hand sewing, machine sewing, serging, painting shoes, repairing jewelry

Nightly laundry duties which include ironing, steaming and distributing the costumes

Weekly bagging and re-distribution of dry cleaning

Contribute to a safe and professional work environment in the dressing room and backstage spaces.


Attend and run understudy track for put in rehearsals

Assisting with events where costumes are needed (touch tour, TV appearances, etc.)


This position has responsibilities that are near the public or they do work that can be observed by the public.

Direct interaction with the public is not likely but is possible.


Perform a variety of physical tasks including but not limited to reaching, lifting, bending, and walking swiftly.

Standing for extended durations.

Use of manual dexterity in the operation of standard sewing tools and accessories.

Working in small dimly lit spaces.


Work hours will be variable depending on the phase of the project but will be primarily in the evenings.

Evening and weekend hours will be necessary.

The Wardrobe Crew is expected to attend all rehearsals and performances for which they are called. Any schedule adjustments that will require the Wardrobe Crew to miss a rehearsal or performance must be pre-approved by the Costume Supervisor.

This position will be required to wear PPE during some or all of their normal work functions. Masks are currently required by all non-performing employees of Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

This position, along with all employees of Chicago Shakespeare Theater, will need to provide proof of vaccination prior to their first day of employment.

Rehearsals and performances will take place at the CST facilities on Navy Pier in Chicago, IL.


Strong communication skills specifically when working with Supervisor, performers, other Run of Show staff, and an array of production personnel.

Proficient costume maintenance and laundry skills.

Basic hand and machine sewing skills

Home, Commercial, Serger

How to Apply

Click the link provided here

or visit the Chicago Shakespeare website at

Chicago Shakespeare is committed to building diversity and inclusion onstage and throughout the organization. We especially encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

About Chicago Shakespeare Theater

A leading international theater company and recipient of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theaters year-round season offers a vibrant array of classics, musicals, new works, and family programs for 225,000 audience members annually. The Theater is Chicago's leading international presenter and, through its education efforts, has impacted the learning of over 2 million students. The opening of The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, with its innovative design that changed the shape of theater architecture, together with the Jentes Family Courtyard Theater and the Thoma Theater Upstairs, positions Chicago Shakespeare as the city's most versatile performing arts center.

Job Type: Freelance/Contract/Temp
Location: Chicago