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Costume Designer: per-production, contracted position

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Reporting to the Director of Theatre & Education, Costume Designers design, locate or fabricate costumes for our main stage productions, acted for kids, by kids.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Fabricate all costumes (off site)
  • Purchase items required, staying within a $300 per show budget
  • Load-in costumes for first tech rehearsal
  • Attend tech rehearsals
  • Maintain costume quality throughout 2-3 week performance run
  • Assist with strike after the final performance
  • Perform other duties identified by supervisor
  • Experience working with adolescents between the ages of 8 and 17
  • Open to feedback and critique
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to seek and accept supervision and guidance
  • Attention to budget details
  • Ability to meet deadlines
This position requires all work to be completed off-site.

Compensation: $300 per production

2019-2020 Main Stage Production Season:
  • The Little Prince: Rehearsals begin July 8, 2019. Performance run: July 26-August 4, 2019.
  • Stuart Little: Rehearsals begin September 17, 2019. Performance run: October 17-27, 2019.
  • The Velveteen Rabbit: Rehearsals begin November 5, 2019. Performance run: December 5-15, 2019.
  • The Frog Prince: Rehearsals begin January 15, 2020. Performance run: February 14-23, 2019.
  • Dragons Love Tacos: Rehearsals begin March 17, 2020. Performance run: April 17-26, 2019
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Position requires a completed CMTM employment application and may require a criminal background check.

The Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine is an Equal Opportunity Employer providing equal opportunity at all times without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Other Opportunities

Volunteers & Internships
Thank you for considering giving back to the community! For volunteer and internship opportunities, visit our volunteer and internship page.

Youth Play Innovators
The Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine is looking for three volunteer Play Innovators to join our exhibits team. For real. This is an after-school opportunity to learn more about art and design, and help the Museum & Theatre create exciting new exhibits that YOU would want to see. For more information, check out our Volunteering Page!

Local Artists: Artist Spotlight Program
We’ve highlighted artists from Michelangelo to Maya Lin and Gustav Klimt to Kiki Smith during our programming - and we’re looking for local artists to share their work and artistic process with our young visitors! Participating artists will work with an educator to design an Artist Spotlight program, so no teaching experience is required.

Calling Artists Ages 8-17: Young Artist Spotlight
The Museum & Theatre is celebrating Youth Art Month in March 2018 and we're looking for artists ages 8-17 to share their favorite medium and talk about their art. Visitors will find out what it’s like to be an artist and try their hand at creating something special to take home.

For more information, contact Lily O’Brien at lily@kitetails.org or (207) 828-1234 ext. 227.

Application Forms

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Junior Volunteer Application

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