Huntington Theatre Company

264 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Date Posted:
October 23, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts





The Draper/Tailor will lead a team for our productions of “Romeo and Juliet”- January 14 -March 8, 2019, “Indecent”- March 25 -May 3, 2019, and “Yerma”-May 6- June 14, 2019 to be produced in the Huntington Avenue Theatre. Position is paid hourly; the work week will be 40 hours and some overtime will be required. Candidates should be local or have local housing, as neither housing nor travel is provided.


  • Patterns new costumes and alters existing costumes.
  • Plans and supervises construction and alteration of costumes.
  • Accurately measures actors.
  • Supervises and trains First Hands and Stitchers.
  • Conduct fittings with costume designer and keeps the build on schedule.

  • Restocks costumes and assists with general shop projects, including maintenance and inventory.
  • Assists with costume rental and outside contracted jobs as needed.
  • Follows and promotes safe working practices in the use of shop tools and equipment.
  • Additional duties as assigned by Production Manager, or Costume Director.
  • B.A./B.F.A. or equivalent.
  • 2-3 years of First Hand or Draper experience in a professional costume shop.
  • Must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of draping and patterning for contemporary and period clothing, plus the ability to use these skills for theatrical purposes.
  • Tailoring experience a plus
  • Possess an understanding of fabrics and their uses.
  • Excellent time management and good interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency with operating and trouble-shooting industrial sewing machines
  • Must maintain a calm and professional attitude at all times
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Must be a willing collaborator, a confident and capable decision-maker and a craftsperson with an artistic eye.
How To Apply:

Interested candidates, please send letter of interest, references, and resume to:

Nina Nicolosi

Director of Human Resources

Huntington Theatre Company, Inc.

281 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02115

Apply by:
December 15, 2018
About this Organization:

The Huntington Theatre Company engages, inspires, entertains and challenges audiences with theatrical productions that range from the classics to new works; we train and support the next generation of theatre artists; we provide arts education programs that promote life-long learning to a diverse community; and we celebrate the essential power of the theatre to illuminate our common humanity.

Founded in 1982 and led by Artistic Director Peter DuBois and Managing Director Michael Maso, the Huntington creates award-winning productions, runs nationally renowned programs in education and new play development, and serves the local theatre community through its operation of the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts.

The Huntington Theatre Company strives to attract a diverse group of candidates for employment. African Americans, Asian Americans, individuals with disabilities, individuals of two or more races, Latin Americans, Native Americans or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, veterans, and women are encouraged to apply.