Costume Designers

Bristol Valley Theater, a professional summer theater for over 50 years, is accepting resumes for Costume Designer positions in our 2022 summer season. We are located in upstate New York, an hour south of Rochester, in the scenic Finger Lakes Region.

Seeking costume designers for the 2022 summer season, running June 16  – September 4, which includes Heartbeat of America: The Classics of Country, Cowboy Vs Samurai, Once, The Book Club Play, It’s a Small World (World Premiere), and Amy and the Orphans.

Designers are hired on a show by show basis. A salary of $1000 per design is offered, Housing is provided at no cost to the employee.

The Costume Designer is responsible for:
� Designing all costumes and costume pieces for assigned shows, including shoes, jewelry and other accessories;
� Meeting and communicating as needed pre-season with the director and the rest of the creative team to develop designs with drawings presented at the first rehearsal.
� Working closely with the Show Director, Scenic and Props Designers and Technical Director for the creation of a consistent overall production;
� Work with one assistant to realize all designs.
� Actively taking part in the construction, pulling, borrowing or rental of costumes;
� Coordinate with Stage Management to schedule fittings as required;
� Assisting in ordering supplies, organization of costume shop and maintenance of equipment;
� Overseeing plan for cleaning, repair, restocking and return of above mentioned materials, as necessary;
� Provide expertise and advice in areas of hairstyle, wigs and makeup;
� Supervision of departmental budgets with Wardrobe Supervisor;
� Assign, delegate and personally participate in all load-ins and strikes.
� Attend all production meetings.

Please submit resume with cover letter and at least three references with phone numbers and email addresses to Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email. Please also include a link to your website or a current portfolio. Phone interviews are ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.

For 2022, all staff, designers and cast members must show proof of vaccination against COVID-19.