Wardrobe Assistant: Part time

Submitted by Alena Nead on Tue, 07/03/2018 - 8:57am


Assist the Head of Wardrobe in all areas of running the wardrobe department, keeping current stock of costumes in good repair, building new costumes, helping with fittings and alterations.



● Assisting in the creation of new costumes

● Execute alterations of existing costume stock for performances

● Aid in costume fittings with both professional company and students of school

● Taking measurements


Time Commitment and Wages

The Ballet 5:8 Wardrobe Assistant is a part-time position that may range from 10-20 hours per week in the afternoons and early evenings, based on the applicant’s level of experience and the costume department workload. This is an hourly, part-time position paid bi-weekly.


Description of Organization

Ballet 5:8 is a nonprofit organization that has been serving the greater Chicago area since 2012. Ballet 5:8 has a passion and vision to bring honest, relevant, accessible dance programming to our neighbors and to our world. This is accomplished through up to 40 professional performances each season in venues at home and across the nation, and affordable, high-quality dance education for over 200 students at three local campuses. The mission of Ballet 5:8 is to engage communities in Chicago, the Midwest and across the nation in conversation of life and faith through innovative storytelling and breathtaking dance. The vision of Ballet 5:8 is to be one of the foremost professional dance companies in the world and to be a place where artists create, thrive, and exchange ideas informed by our Christian faith.

Skills & Qualifications: 


● Strong hand-sewing ability

● Domestic sewing machine and serger experience

● Theatrical repair and alterations experience a plus

● Ability to work well with varying personalities

● Ability to work well with children

● Strong organizational capabilities & attention to detail

● Ability to take instruction well & work independently

● Quick-thinking



● High school diploma or equivalent

● Valid driver’s license

● Previous professional or academic wardrobe experience

To Apply: 


To apply, submit the following by email to info@ballet58.org , attention Lorianne Barclay, Head of Wardrobe:

● Cover letter introducing yourself, explaining why you’re interested in applying to work with Ballet 5:8’s Wardrobe Department

● Current resume/brief visual portfolio of work (if possible)

Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Lorianne Barclay
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone Number: