Wardrobe Supervisor

TADA! Youth Theater / New York City, NY


$500/week for 4.5 weeks. ($2250 Total)

Drama Desk Award-winning TADA! Youth Theater actively seeks a Wardrobe Supervisor for its upcoming Spring musical, Common Ground.

Common Ground is a TADA! premiere and our first two-act musical about the experiences of teen immigrants in 2018 navigating their new life in the US and the ICE raids. The cast is 15 RYET Members ages 11-18.

TADA! Youth Theater is committed to producing high quality original musical productions for family audiences. We are also committed to building and fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce that is representative of our vastly diverse Resident Youth Ensemble of TADA! (RYET) Program. TADA! is continually working to become a more anti-racist and anti-oppressive organization. Priority will be given to candidates who are dedicated to anti-racism and share our mission and vision below. Candidates from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ individuals are encouraged to apply.

An ideal candidate will have previous wardrobe/dresser experience working on musicals and working with young people and teens. Must be knowledgeable, patient, fun, organized, detail-oriented, disciplined, proactive, and an excellent communicator and collaborator with young people and adults. Cast members, ages 8-18,  come from the five boroughs as well as NJ and are from various racial, economic and cultural backgrounds and will have a variety of theatrical experience.

COMPENSATION: This is a temporary, part-time position that reports to the Associate Director of the RYET Program and is paid bimonthly, $500/week for 4.5 weeks, $2,250 total, through payroll beginning April 30th.

COMMITMENT: April 11th – May 14, 2024 (4.5 weeks)

Onboarding: April 11th & 12th
Tech Rehearsal April 12th-April 20th: Friday (12th) 3:15-8:00pm, Saturday/Sunday 10:00-8:00pm, Wednesday/Thursday 3:15-8:00pm, Friday (19th) 3:15-9:30pm, Saturday (April 20th) TBD
Performances April 20th- May 11th:  Thursdays & Fridays at 7:00pm, Saturdays 2:00pm & 7:00pm, Sundays 2:00pm, Friday May 10th 10:30am
Final Laundry and Costume Strike some time May 11th-14th (or until completed)


  • Purchasing, if necessary, costume pieces, accessories, make-up, and hair supplies
  • Maintaining and repairing costumes as required (sewing skills a must!)
  • Assisting the cast with quick changes and acting as a dresser for the musical;
  • Weekly laundering (and or spraying for dry cleaned costumes if any) of the costumes during the performance run and after the final performance
  • Assisting actors with their makeup and hair styles
  • Maintaining overall cleanliness of the dressing rooms with the help of daily dressing room monitors
  • Maintaining discipline in the dressing room area while keeping the cast quiet.
  • Costumes shall be prepped and ready for cast no later than 1 hour before the first performance of the day. The Wardrobe Supervisor is expected to be present for a final meeting with the cast each performance day to get notes.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or veteran status.

Applicants should email their cover letter and resume with references to Ashley Knowles, Associate Director of RYET Program, at Aknowles@Tadatheater.com for consideration. COVID-19 Vaccination required. Filling the position ASAP.