Costume Attendant

Occupation Information table
Overview: Select, fit, and take care of costumes for cast members, and aid entertainers.
Duties: Distribute costumes or related equipment and keep records of item status. Arrange costumes in order of use to facilitate quick-change procedures for performances. Return borrowed or rented items when productions are complete and return other items to storage. Clean and press costumes before and after performances and perform any minor repairs. Assign lockers to employees and maintain locker rooms, dressing rooms, wig rooms, or costume storage or laundry areas. Provide assistance to cast members in wearing costumes, or assign cast dressers to assist specific cast members with costume changes. Design or construct costumes or send them to tailors for construction, major repairs, or alterations. Purchase, rent, or requisition costumes or other wardrobe necessities. Check the appearance of costumes on stage or under lights to determine whether desired effects are being achieved. Inventory stock to determine types or conditions of available costuming.
Degree(s): A.S. Theatre: Concentrations in Acting or Technical Theatre 
Job Outlook: Employment in this field is projected to grow 9% to 13% from 2018 to 2028, which is faster than the average projected growth for all occupations.
Education Level: The typical training required for this career is generally a High School Degree or GED Certificate.
Recommended Skills:
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  • Paying attention to what other people are saying, and taking time to understand the points being made.
  • Allocating and budgeting your time for different tasks so that things get done when needed.
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Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.