Role details

Senior Costuming Manager - Theme Park/Entertainment Industry

International   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Fantastic opportunity to work on exciting initiatives with a leading UAE employe
  • Costume management experience within the Theme Park/Entertainment industry

About Our Client

This is a leading organisation with numerous exciting projects and opportunities across the whole operation. They are consistently investing in new projects and initiatives and only ever look to secure the best talent available on the market to help deliver that vision.

Job Description

  • Oversees costume production and operations for shows, character experiences and all other entertainment related offerings, including corporate functions and seasonal events
  • Develops systems and procedures to support the entertainment operations from a costuming standpoint
  • Works with other properties and departments within the business to find synergies and efficiencies in the costuming section of the department
  • Leads costume related procurement, taking into account company's policies, procedures, delegation of authority while observing IP guidelines
  • Prepares and manages costume related budgets to include operational expenses and capital developments
  • Develops and maintains an updated inventory of costumes and costume related equipment and plans for replacements and repairs in a timely manner
  • Works with licensor on approvals for both costume related operational matters and new developments
  • Sets internal costume procedures and monitors operations to ensure alignment with IP guidelines
  • Instructs technical team on repairs, including hair/wig care, theatrical makeup and prosthetics
  • Plans for the costuming needs for all new and existing productions with elements including but not limited to:
    • Manages the costume design needs and processes with relevant external vendors
    • Oversees the proper storage, organization and maintenance of appropriate inventory levels of all costume pieces
    • Ensures appropriate levels of consumable supplies such as detergents, fabric, dye, thread and related notions
    • Ensures costuming equipment, including washers, dryers, steamers, and sewing machines are in working order
    • Sources and maintains relevant contacts within the costuming industry
    • Oversees laundry to maintain all shows' costumes clean and ready for operations
    • Prepares and distributes schedules for the wardrobe team ensuring sufficient coverage to operate the shows while accounting for unforeseeable and urgent repairs
  • Sets targets, objectives, KPIs and provides coaching and counselling to the team when applicable
  • Leads costuming team providing mentorship and feedback to management and technical costuming team
  • Assists the Department with planning and execution of events and other entertainment offerings as needed
  • Provides management coverage at entertainment shows and venues
  • Acts as entertainment manager on duty when requested
  • Performs other reasonable duties as requested by senior management

The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor's degree in theatre arts with emphasis on costuming is highly desired
  • Minimum of 8 years in a theme park environment or 10 years of experience in the entertainment industry working in large scale productions and events
  • Leadership skills
  • Costume production and operations management
  • Knowledge in Animatronics
  • Ability to lead procurement and contracting for costumes
  • Knowledge of hair/wig care, theatrical makeup and prosthetics
  • Experience with development and operations of IP related costumes
  • Communication skills including proficiency in English
  • Computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint

What's on Offer

A key role in this exciting organisation will pay an attractive salary with fantastic benefits for the successful candidate.

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