Costume and Wardrobe Fellowship | Playbill

Costume and Wardrobe Fellowship

CATEGORY: Technical

American Stage Theatre Company
St Petersburg, FL

Job Details


American Stage Theatre Company in St. Petersburg is looking to fill a Costume and Wardrobe Fellowship position within our Emerging Artists Fellowship Program. This is a paid program for early-career arts administrators and theatre production practitioners. Participants are given practical learning experiences and independent and collective projects, all while working as a part of a team with American Stage staff and guest artists.

The Costume and Wardrobe Fellow receives a practical overview of theatrical costume production. This role is responsible for helping to prepare, maintain,run, and strike costume elements for American Stage productions. The wardrobe fellow will assist the costume shop manager with day to day tasks (costume wigs/hair, and makeup), administrative tasks (pre-production planning, production meetings, tracking paperwork, office and storage organization), and will run wardrobe crew for shows as assigned. This fellow may be called upon to participate in many aspects of the department, so flexibility and adaptability are important. Proficient sewing and alteration skills are required. Previous experience in a theatre costume shop or a related area (fashion, etc.) is preferred. Participation with the following tasks include but are not limited to: costume construction, alterations and repairs, organization of research and shop paperwork, pulling, shopping, and costume return of costume pieces and accessories, costume fittings, tracking and organization of costumes, wigs/hair, and makeup, costume crafts, throughout the production process.

Application Deadline: July 12th, 2024

(Applications submitted prior to deadline will be reviewed ahead of time)


To be eligible for consideration, applicants must:

  • Be at least 18 years old by the start of the program

  • Be fully vaccinated, as defined by the CDC, is more than 14 calendar days following receipt of a final dose of an FDA or World Health Organization authorized or approved vaccine. OR Can provide proof of full vaccination by the start of fellowship

  • BFA/BA or comparable experience in area of application

  • Be able to commit to a season long program

  • Reside in, or be able to relocate to, St. Petersburg or the Tampa Bay Area, housing is not included at this time.

  • Have a strong desire to work in their selected department

  • Carefully read through the instructions and submit a thoughtfully completed application

  • Is willing to embrace and abide by American Stage’s Professional Conduct Policy (link here)


Pay: $600/week stipend based on 35-40 hours of work per week (Housing is not included at this time)

Perks: Professional Development, networking opportunities, free tickets to American Stage productions, and more.


Attach the following

  • Cover Letter Addressing the Following:

    • Why you want to work in this department at American Stage

    • What skills and experiences you bring to this department

    • What you hope to learn from this fellowship

  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae

  • Two Letters of Recommendation

    The cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation should be submitted as a PDF titled "lastname_firstname.pdf" (i.e. knowles_beyonce.pdf).


Aug 19, 2024 - Aug 8, 2025


$600.00 – $600.00 per week




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