Costume Designer

Seattle Academy


About the project and the company

SEATTLE ACADEMY is a dynamic community that challenges students to question, imagine, and create in order to contribute boldly to a changing world.  This mission comes alive in our urban school setting where we serve grades 6 – 12 in a vibrant, independent school environment.

Our diverse faculty is exceptionally qualified, strong academically, and combine rich life experience with passion for their disciplines. Our teaching philosophy is geared toward our mission and guiding principles of Culture of Performance, College and Life, Know the Kid, and Inclusive Community.

Job Description

Costume Upper School Musical (mainstage) and or 8th Grade (black box) production. Includes managing costume budget for each production, fittings, coordinating with wardrobe manager to pull from existing stock when possible, purchasing/renting costume pieces when needed, and attending dress rehearsals.  UPPER SCHOOL MUSICAL- Show Title TBA. Rehearsals begin Sept. 8, 2021 (rehearses after school 3:15- 5:30). Tech/Dress Rehearsals: Oct. 28- Nov 2 (typically 3:30-9:00PM weekdays/10:00AM- 5PM weekends). Performances: Nov. 3, 4, 5, 6 @ 7 PM. Cast size: 30-50. 8TH GRADE SHOW Fall- Show Title TBA. Rehearsals begin Sept. 8, 2021 (rehearses as a class during the school day 2-3 days a week). Tech/Dress Rehearsals: Nov. 5 & Nov. 8. (typically after school 3:15-5:30). Performances: Nov. 9 & Nov. 10, 2021 @ 5:30 PM. Cast size: 15-22.

Required Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of costume design experience.

Desired Qualifications

Desire, interest, and enthusiasm for working with middle school and or upper school-aged students. Creative and imaginative problem-solver. Agility, influence, negotiation, and strong judgment & decision making skills. Ability to work effectively with all constituent groups - director, students, wardrobe manager and production teams. Strong organizational and communication abilities. A growth mindset with a passion for your subject matter and an engaging learning environment.

Other details

We're focusing on our fall shows now. We'll have an additional need for a Costume Designer for two mainstage and one black box show in the winter and a mainstage and black box show in the spring.

Additional information
Preferred method of submission


Pay Rate

Flat Fee

Audition location

Seattle WA

Submission instructions

If interested, please submit cover letter and resume to Performing Arts Department Chair Michael Cruz,

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