Part-Time Costume Shop Assistant

Posted by: Raleigh Little Theatre

Type: Part-Time

RLT is a welcoming community using theatre to enrich, educate, entertain and engage volunteers, students and audiences of all ages. RLT values everyone’s story. As an organization, we intentionally create a welcoming environment through a long-term, holistic approach to inclusion and diversity. We commit ourselves to actively seeking out perspectives that are not our own, encouraging learning, growth, and cultural awareness, engaging community conversations, and embracing conflict as a force for change.

RLT provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment. We strive to be an equitable, diverse, antiracist, and inclusive organization that is accessible to all and to maintain an organizational culture that values a diverse staff, Board, and volunteer community, thus we seek a broad spectrum of employees. We strongly encourage and welcome candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQ+, gender non-conforming and non-binary, neuro-diverse, and people with disabilities to apply. This position will remain open until filled and until a diverse and qualified pool of candidates is identified.

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As the Costume Shop Assistant, you will support RLT’s Costume Designer in the maintenance and administration of the costume shop while also engaging volunteers in the successful execution of costume construction for RLT productions. Some of your responsibilities will include assisting with costume rentals, sales, and donations and re-stocking costumes and supplies. During the run of a show you will also assist with costume repairs as needed and do weekday show laundry. Additionally, you will support and work with our incredible community of volunteers by supervising work calls as needed and in coordination with the Costume Designer.


Hours and location: RLT anticipates that this position will need approximately 20-25 hours per week. Hours will be flexible and include evenings and weekends when necessary. Most work will be performed on site.

Salary: $16/hour

Reports to: Costume Designer


You have demonstrated sewing skills and experience doing laundry. Experience cutting fabric from commercial patterns is preferred.

You have strong communication skills, both oral and written, as well as the ability to effectively interact with individuals of varied ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

You have proficient computer skills, preferably with Microsoft Office and Google Workspace products.

You are committed to continuous learning, training, and accountability in RLT’s equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism work.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Candidate review will begin on October 1, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. All potential employees must pass a background check. Due to current pandemic circumstances and acknowledging the highest care for our community, RLT is requiring any successful candidates to be fully vaccinated. Candidates should be prepared to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon hire or discuss accommodations in line with COVID-19 safety protocols.