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Cirque du Soleil - Costume Dresser

HOUSTON, TX 77064-3417

Posted: 12/30/2022 Employment Type: Temp Job Category: None Job Number: 40865

Job Description

Cirque du Soleil Kooza is coming to Houston!

If you are looking to make money while having fun, APPLY TODAY!

January 24 - March 5

Apply at or call 713-290-0090 for more details. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Pre-setting all costumes and props backstage during show call according to daily cast changes;
  • Running cue track and assisting artists with dressing and quick changes;
  • Being prepared to quickly answer requests in English coming from artists, wardrobe staff or technical staff under stressful circumstances;
  • Maintaining integrity and safety of all costumes and costume accessories (this includes emergency repairs, alteration work and mending work);
  • Daily washing of costumes (this includes hand washing and machine washing);
  • Daily inspecting of all costumes for holes, tears or stains;
  • Maintaining a clean and secure work environment (this includes weekly cleaning of backstage dressing areas and all other wardrobe spaces);
  • Helping with the set-up and tear-down of the wardrobe department, dressing rooms, laundry room and stock room;
  • Carrying out all other wardrobe projects and tasks assigned by HOW.

The ideal candidate will:

  • A minimum of three years of experience as a professional costume dresser with experience in costume repairs on large-scale stage productions;
  • Fluency in English (ability to read and speak) essential;
  • Ability to communicate directly with artists daily in a calm and professional manner;
  • Good health and good eye-sight necessary;
  • Being comfortable working in dark confined spaces for long periods of time;
  • Being comfortable working under pressure in a stressful and ever-changing environment;
  • Ability to use domestic as well as industrial sewing machines and ability to hand stitch;
  • Ability to lift and carry weights up to 15kg;
  • Wearing black clothing (long sleeves, long pants, flat shoes) while on duty;
  • Being available to work 6 days a week for a total average of 45 hours a week;
  • Being committed to the whole city run;
  • Ability to kneel frequently;
  • Ability to climb up and down stairs with heavy laundry baskets.



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