Costume Shop Overhire
Job Details
Main Office - Chicago, IL
$18.50 - $20.00 Hourly
Skilled Labor - Trades

Costume Shop Overhire


Steppenwolf Theatre Company is seeking candidates for temporary overhire positions for first hands, stitchers, and design assistants to work in the Costume Shop. This is a rolling application: applicants will be considered for various projects as needed throughout the 2021/2022 Season, some for immediate consideration.

This position reports to the Costume Shop Director.


Areas of Responsibility:

  • First hands and stitchers: Work with workroom supervisor and staff draper to cut, sew, build, and alter a wide variety of costumes both for Steppenwolf and for outside projects.
  • Design assistants: Work with the Assistant Designer to realize the costume design for Steppenwolf productions. Duties include but are not limited to paperwork, shopping, sourcing, and pulling from stock.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Good time management and organization.
  • Strong verbal communication.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team.
  • Hand and machine sewing. (First hands and stitchers only)