The Canmore Summer Theatre Festival (CSTF) is seeking a Costume Designer for our upcoming 2020 festival. The Costume Designer will be responsible for working with the festival directors and production designer on the design of costumes for both shows in the festival. This year, the CSTF team are proud to present William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and The Hobbit by Kim Selody based on the novel by J. R. R. Tolkein. Performances will take place outdoors at the Stan Rogers Stage in Centennial Park, Canmore.
The CSTF is a co-production between Canmore’s Pine Tree Players and Calgary-based Artists’ Collective Theatre and DIY Theatre. The festival pairs working theatre artists with local volunteers and provides mentorship opportunities. We are willing to work with the Costume Designer remotely if they are the right fit, however travelling to Canmore may be required throughout the term of the contract.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Examine script in detail in order to understand costume requirements
- Work with directors on their visions for both shows
- Work alongside, manage and delegate to local volunteers on the sourcing/creation of costumes
- Design sketches of costumes
- Present sketches for approval
- Execute expenditures and keep budget in check
- Submit all wardrobe related receipts to producer
- Plan and supervise costume fittings and dress rehearsals
- Make arrangements to clean, return, store, and/or dispose of used costumes
- Previous working experience as costume designer
- In-depth knowledge of design, materials and textiles
- Ability to working creatively within restrictive budgets
- Good time-management skills
- Ability to task manage efficiently
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- Critical-thinker and problem-solver
Auditions – February 29, March 1, call backs March 7, 8
1st Read and design presentation – April 5
Rehearsals – Sundays 10-6pm and Mondays 6-9pm
Festival – July 8-19th
Travel: $220 if traveling from outside the Bow Valley
We encourage submissions from diverse artists of all backgrounds, regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
For more information, please contact the Festival Producers at [email protected].
Please submit applications to [email protected]. You are required to submit a resume, portfolio or sample of previous work, headshot, a references document, and a cover letter outlining your theatre experience and how you would be an asset to the festival. The application deadline is midnight Mountain Time on February 7, 2020.