Assistant Props and Wardrobe


Assistant Props and Wardrobe


Rail Events Productions
Whippany, NJ


Kelly Schultz

Job Details


Job Title: Assistant Props & Wardrobe

Division/Department: Rail Events Productions/Crew

Reports To: Production Management

Type of position: Non-Exempt/Hourly

Employee Classification: Seasonal

Compensation: $20.50/hour

Location: Whippany, NJ

Job Summary: The Assistant Props & Wardrobe will work with both the Production Props Supervisor and Production Wardrobe Supervisor, and production team during rehearsals, load in, performances and load out and will assist with the load-in, inventory, care, pre-setting, and maintenance of all props, costumes and scenic décor associated with the production during the entire run of the event. They will work under the supervision of the Props Supervisor, Wardrobe Supervisor, Production Managers, and Stage Managers. Because of the nature of the live event, they may be required to assist in any event related items as required. They will advise the Stage Manager and Local Production Manager of any technical or artistic needs that may arise to keep the integrity of the props and decor designs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work alongside the Props and Wardrobe Supervisors and perform their functions on their days off.
  • Organizing and maintaining the props & scenic decor.
  • Constructing/altering/repairing props and décor as necessary to ensure successful realization of the show.
  • Overseeing the pre-setting and usage of props for each performance.
  • Receive, organize, load-in and inventory costumes.
  • Work with the production team to install and prep backstage spaces.
  • Responsible for daily organization, maintenance, laundry, and repair of costumes.
  • Perform fittings for performers and alterations as needed.
  • Overseeing the pre-setting and usage of costumes for each performance.
  • Work with the production team to install and prep backstage spaces.
  • Work with the production team during technical rehearsals to incorporate last minute changes.
  • Work with the production staff during load out to see that event space is returned to the railroad appropriately.
  • Become familiar with railroad safety rules.
  • Works with the entire event team to maintain a positive, enjoyable, and rewarding environment for all staff and passengers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education, Skill & Work Experience Requirements

  • Experience in props management and repair.
  • Experience as a wardrobe supervisor and/or seamstress/tailor.
  • Sewing (hand stitching and machine) and general clothing repair and maintenance.
  • Possess good DIY, craft and repair skills.
  • Experience as a theatrical technician.
  • Strong organizational, time management, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work alongside the production staff as a team member in an ever-changing environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate, recognize and solve practical problems and resolve issues.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in written form.

Work Environment

  • Fast-paced work environment.
  • Frequent long intervals of walking, standing, bending, and lifting.
  • Domestic travel.
  • Evening and weekend work.


October 25, 2021 - January 1, 2022