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CSF 2024 Wardrobe Supervisor and Costume Crafts Shop Supervisor

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Boulder, Colorado





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Temporary Staff



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Job Summary

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, located on the campus of the University of Colorado Boulder, encourages applications for the Wardrobe Supervisor and Costume Crafts Shop Supervisor positions for the 2024 CSF Season! These positions support the success of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Details for each position are available in the "Key Responsibilities" section below.

The 2024 CSF season begins in May 2024 and responsibilities for these positions will continue through mid-July or mid-August 2024.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

For over 60 seasons, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival has delighted audiences with classic theatre under the stars. The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is a professional theatre company in association with the University of Colorado Boulder. Since 1958, the festival has celebrated and explored Shakespeare and his continuing influence and vitality through productions of superior artistic quality, education, and community engagement. 

CSF strives to preserve the classics of the past and pursue the classics of the future. Fueled by artistry and scholarship, the festival seeks to expand the cultural richness of the region by inspiring, challenging and cultivating the imagination of audiences and artists.

Plays are performed in the newly renovated Roe Green Theatre indoors. The festival’s education programs reach tens of thousands of school children each year through camps, classes and outreach performances that connect them with the continuing tradition and importance of Shakespeare.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Wardrobe Supervisor:

  • Act as liaison between the wardrobe run crew and the costume shop.
  • Prepare, manage, and document actor fittings.
  • Collaborate with stage management to ensure proper flow of information, rehearsal, and show needs.
  • Attend costume and production meetings and rehearsals as needed.
  • Coordinate the care, management, and organization of finished costumes.
  • Supervise the preparation of all wardrobe facilities and operations.
  • Supervise wardrobe staff in adjacent productions, assigning tasks as needed.
  • Supervise and direct wardrobe staff, volunteers, and college level interns.
  • Serve on wardrobe run crew for the run of the productions.
  • Participate in end of season strike including laundry, dry cleaning, and rental returns.

Costume Crafts Shop Supervisor:

  • Interpret and implement costume crafts projects as designed by the Costume Designers and as approved by the Costume Shop Manager.
  • Supervise the construction, fitting, and alteration of costume craft items including but not limited to hats, jewelry, armor, masks, footwear, belts, bags, puppets, foam structures, and mechanical costumes.
  • Fabricate the patterns, development, and fitting of craft pieces.
  • Supervise the cutting, construction, finish work, and alterations of craft items.
  • Use fabric manipulation techniques, painting / dying, and costume distressing.
  • Supervise a small team of craft assistants, apprentices, and volunteers.
  • Monitor the crafts team's safety, morale, and quality control.

What You Should Know

These are temporary positions.


  • Perform a variety of physical tasks including but not limited to climbing, stooping, pushing, bending, kneeling, reaching, lifting, and pulling.
  • Perform a variety of physical tasks while wearing safety equipment including body harness, hardhat, and safety glasses.
  • Use of manual dexterity in the operation of tools.


  • Working in a variety of environments including but not limited to construction shops, stages, trap rooms, catwalks and grids, warehouses, exposed loading docks, and outdoors.
  • Work environment may be dirty, noisy, in low-light, or in a tight and cramped space.
  • Will be exposed, at times, to potentially hazardous materials and equipment.
  • Will regularly be required to wear PPE during work activities.

What We Can Offer

  • The hourly rate for these supervisor positions is $20.00 to $22.00 per hour.


Temporary positions at the University of Colorado are not benefits-eligible, however, all positions are eligible for paid sick leave

Be Statements

Be effective. Be positive. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • At least one year of related experience demonstrating the required skills is required for all positions. Appropriate education will substitute for experience on a year-for-year basis.
  • A valid driver’s license is required for these supervisor positions.

What You Will Need

  • A dedication to an inclusive, diverse, and equitable workplace environment.
  • Tight-knit collaboration, communication, and technical skills related to the required abilities of the position.
  • The ability to maintain high quality and standards and a safe and supportive work environment while working on tight timelines.
  • Artistic sensibility and sensitivity.

What We Would Like You to Have

  • Instructing / mentoring experience.

Wardrobe Supervisor

  • Familiarity with industry-standard wardrobe maintenance and sanitation practices.
  • Experience managing a small crew during an active performance.

Costume Crafts Supervisor

  • Proven experience with a variety of costume crafts materials including but not limited to clay,
  • leather, buckram, felt, thermoplastics, foams, adhesives, and metal work.
  • Knowledge of respirator use, basic safety procedures, and ability to operate power tools.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. A current resume. Please include at least 3 references with their contact information on your resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically identifies the positions for which you are applying and that tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of those positions.

Please apply by December 4, 2023 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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