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Costume Designer & Maker – Falkirk Youth Trust

Introduction

Falkirk Youth Theatre (FYT) is one of a number of arts projects run by Falkirk Council and exists to provide youth theatre activities in the Falkirk area. The group has a membership of 100 young people aged from 7 – 18 years.  Throughout the year there are a range of opportunities offered to members including skills workshops, musical theatre performances and devised theatre, with young people split into different age groups.

Project Brief – Costume Design & Make

We are seeking to engage an experienced costume designer and maker to work on the production of ‘Oliver’ being staged in Grangemouth Town Hall in November 2024.  This is a freelance position for someone with proven experience and passion for working in Youth Theatre, and the ability to costume a main stage production whilst developing the skills and confidence of young people.  This production will bring both the junior and senior groups together in one show.

The post holder will be responsible for the design and make of costume for the production including:

  • Monitoring of the costume budget, ensuring that the terms of the contract are fulfilled within agreed budgets and providing regular financial updates.
  • Ensuring regular communication with the Director and Producer and attending production meetings as required.
  • Responsibility for making the costumes for the cast including design, measuring, fitting and adjustments.  Hires of costumes should be kept to a minimum and agreed in advance with the Producer.  We have a wardrobe store and items should initially be sought from there prior to purchasing new materials.
  • Maintaining the costumes during show week including any minor repairs/alterations.
  • Attendance at all dress rehearsals and performances
  • Attendance at some rehearsal sessions for measuring and fitting
  • Creating a positive working environment of mutual respect for all parties

For more information and how to apply, please visit: https://www.falkirkleisureandculture.org/get-involved/current-vacancies/costume-designer-maker/