Costume Attendants

Select, fit, and take care of costumes for cast members, and aid entertainers. May assist with multiple costume changes during performances.

Median Annual Wage: $41,670

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (70%); Bachelor's degree (22%); Post-secondary certificate (6%)

Projected Growth: Slower than average (3% to 7%)

Related Job Titles: Dresser; Wardrobe Supervisor; Costume Shop Manager; Costume Seamstress; Wardrobe Assistant; Costume Cutter; Costume Draper; Costumer; Wardrobe Attendant; Theatrical Wardrobe Attendant

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  • 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.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Costume Attendants.

  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Costume Attendants.

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