WARDROBE SUPERVISOR

This is an ON SHIP position with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings

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Listing Date:  January, 2017

6 Month Contract

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Oversee all aspects of the costume department onboard, including, but not limited to: maintenance of all Cruise Programs costumes, wigs, shoes, props, backstage dressing, laundry, bible creation and communication to managers and shore side.
  • Effectively problem solve while experiencing the ever changing scope of the unique environment of the entertainment cruise line industry.
  • Thrive in a “repertory” environment.
Must be at least 18 years old to apply.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Fit, alter, sew and wash theatrical costumes to the specifics requested by management, in a timely fashion.
  • Laundry: washing, ironing, steaming, pressing, categorizing laundry by show.
  • Pattern making, draping and cutting, dying.
  • Dress shows and creating backstage tracks for the bible.
  • Pack and ship off road boxes with an inventory list.
  • Shoe maintenance, painting, dying and stocking.
  • Wig maintenance, millinery repair, crafts building and repair.
  • Organize and clean all dressing areas, stock areas, costume racks and road boxes.
  • Communicate weekly with shore side management.
  • Any other duty deemed necessary by management pertaining to the costume department.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in Theatrical Costuming or Theatrical management preferred; or any equivalent combination of relevant and work related skills and experience;
  • Minimum 2 years costume shop management in theatrical costume building and alteration, OR
  • Minimum 2 years of experience as wardrobe supervisor or assistant on tour or in summer stock companies, OR 
  • Minimum 2 years of cruise ship experience as wardrobe supervisor or theatrical wardrobe stitcher.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • Expertise in theatrical alteration, pattern making, draping, hand and machine sewing, washing, dying, millinery, craft building and repair, dressing, backstage track creation, shoe repair, wig maintenance, foam character maintenance.
  • Knowledge of cruise ship entertainment operations.
  • Understanding of theatrical wardrobe practices and principles.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external contacts.
  • Sound problem-solving skills.
  • Work well with different personalities and nationalities within the cast and crew.