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Dresser Apprentice - Bard SummerScape

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

New York, USA

Over eight weeks this summer (June–August), Bard SummerScape, a multi-arts festival presented by the Fisher Center at Bard, returns with a full season of dance, theater, opera, music, and the beloved Spiegeltent, staged for in-person audiences from Bard’s idyllic 1,000-acre campus and its Frank Gehry-designed performing arts center while adhering to rigorous health and safety protocols.

Dresser Apprentices are part of the Wardrobe team in the Production Department, and support the execution of costuming elements and needs for the SummerScape opera.They report to the Wardrobe Supervisor and work closely with other production team members.

While backstage costume experience is helpful, we are accepting applications from entry-level candidates including current and/or recently-graduated students who possess sewing skills and are willing to receive training on specific tasks related to being a Dresser.

This is a seasonal position from Tuesday, June 6 - Friday, August 11, non-exempt (overtime eligible), paid hourly at a rate range of $14.20/hr. Hours will average 35–40 hours/week, with potential for overtime. In addition, all employees are able to receive three meals a day, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Monday through Friday for free via Bard Dining and twice a day, brunch and dinner, Saturdays and Sundays.

This position requires local residence during the dates listed above. Housing is provided as needed and includes a single bedroom and shared amenities based on availability.

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