Wardrobe Supervisor

Wardrobe Supervisor

CATEGORY: Technical

Fisher Center at Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504


Kayla Leacock

Job Details


This July and August, Bard SummerScape, a multi-arts festival presented by the Fisher Center at Bard, returns with a full season of live music, dance, opera, and performance, staged for limited in-person audiences both indoors and out across Bard’s idyllic 1,000-acre campus, while adhering to rigorous health and safety protocols.

The Wardrobe Supervisor is part of the Wardrobe team in the Production Department, and will support the execution of costuming elements and needs for the SummerScape Opera. They report to the Costume Supervisor and will supervise the wardrobe run crew, in addition to working closely with other production team members and costume designers.

This is a seasonal position from June 10 to August 2, 2021, non-exempt (overtime-eligible), paid hourly at a rate range of $25–27/hr, depending on experience.

This position requires local residence; housing will be provided if needed.


-Maintain a safe, healthy, and inclusive workplace at all times.

-Supervise the wardrobe run crew.

-Coordinate the care, management, and organization of finished costumes with dressers and costume shops.

-Create wardrobe paperwork, including, but not limited to, costume change and dresser plots.

-Supervise the preparation of dressing lists and costume check-in sheets.

-Attend studio rehearsals and run-throughs as necessary.

-Attend and work all opera technical rehearsals and performances.

-Supervise any alterations necessary during the dress rehearsal period.

-Supervise the costume strike including, but not limited to: laundry, dry cleaning, rental returns.

-Performs other duties as assigned by the Costume Supervisor.

Company-Wide Responsibilities:

The Fisher Center is currently undergoing an organization-wide process of change toward becoming an anti-racist, multicultural institution. All on staff are expected to:

-Commit to anti-racism and inclusivity at the Fisher Center. This includes participating in any trainings when scheduled, supporting departmental, company-wide, and cross-departmental collaboration in issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and furthering your own independent journey with anti-racism

-Contribute in meaningful ways to the organizational culture


-Strong knowledge in costume construction and maintenance.

-Experience running a wardrobe run crew.

-Basic knowledge of costume and fashion history.

-Knowledge of and experience in basic laundry and fabric cleaning techniques and supplies.

-Successful candidates possess strong communication skills and a keen attention to detail. They are collaborative, self-motivated, and bring a positive, can-do attitude!


Bard’s beautiful 1,000-acre campus is situated on the east bank of the Hudson River, in Annandale-on Hudson, New York. Community life is defined by numerous cultural and recreational opportunities in the surrounding historic Hudson River Valley and by proximity to New York City. Nearby towns and villages include Rhinebeck, Tivoli, and Red Hook, New York.


Complete the application form here: https://forms.gle/tKDK6vYyAvo99unG6.

Applications for this position are due by Wednesday, April 21, 2021.

For any questions or issues with the application form, please contact fcjobs@bard.edu.

Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information. Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.


SummerScape is a world renowned multi-arts festival presented by the Fisher Center at Bard. This July and August, Bard SummerScape returns with a full season of live music, dance, opera, and performance, culminating in the 31st annual Bard Music Festival, Nadia Boulanger and Her World. Productions will be staged for limited in-person audiences both indoors and out, across Bard’s idyllic 1,000-acre campus, adhering to rigorous health and safety protocols while celebrating the joys of live performance and the beauty of the Hudson Valley.


The Fisher Center develops, produces, and presents performing arts across disciplines through new productions and context-rich programs that challenge and inspire. As a premier professional performing arts center and a hub for research and education, the Fisher Center supports artists, students, and audiences in the development and examination of artistic ideas, offering perspectives from the past and present, as well as visions of the future. The Fisher Center demonstrates Bard’s commitment to the performing arts as a cultural and educational necessity. Home is the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, designed by Frank Gehry and located on the campus of Bard College in New York’s Hudson Valley. The Fisher Center offers outstanding programs to many communities, including the students and faculty of Bard College, and audiences in the Hudson Valley, New York City, across the country, and around the world. Building on a 159-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard is committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow’s thought leaders.


Founded in 1860, Bard College is a four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences located 90 miles north of New York City. With the addition of the Montgomery Place estate, Bard’s campus consists of nearly 1000 park-like acres in the Hudson River Valley. It offers bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, and bachelor of music degrees, with majors in nearly 40 academic programs; graduate degrees in 11 programs; nine early colleges; and numerous dual-degree programs nationally and internationally. Building on its 159-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College has expanded its mission as a private institution acting in the public interest across the country and around the world to meet broader student needs and increase access to liberal education. The undergraduate program at our main campus in upstate New York has a reputation for scholarly excellence, a focus on the arts, and civic engagement. Bard is committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow’s thought leaders. For more information about Bard College, visit bard.edu.


June 10, 2021 - August 2, 2021