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The 2017 Season:
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard
Alternating Performances June 22 -August 5, 2017


Hampshire Shakespeare Company is seeking a Season Costumer for the 2017 summer season of “Shakespeare Under the Stars,” which will include productions of “Hamlet” and “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead” in repertory, and the Young Company production of First Quarto Hamlet. The position starts immediately and runs through late-August. The Costumer plays a critical role in our Artistic Staff and is responsible for managing executing the design devised by the cast and crew.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating with the cast and key staff members (primarily the directors, dramaturg, and technical director) on the acquisition, fabrication, and coordination of all costume elements with informed understanding of the scripts and rehearsal process.

  • Integrating a single design between the two Mainstage shows in repertory.

  • Renting or buying any additional elements necessary, with the approval of the Production Manager.

  • Attending scheduled production meetings, within reasonable expectation, and reporting progress and issues relating to costumes.

  • Ensuring the execution of all costume changes during the performances; this could be carried out by training a run crew and/or completing it themself.

  • Organizing, cleaning, and mending relevant costume pieces in between performances.

  • Maintaining Hampshire Shakespeare Company stock, which may include mending, cleaning, or altering existing stock items.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced and creative team player dedicated to creating a sense of community in an organization that includes staff and volunteers. Costume design, fashion, and/or theatre experience highly preferred.

Candidates should have reliable transportation, artistic experience, access to basic sewing and mending supplies, solid communication skills, and enjoy working with young people under the age of 18. The ideal candidate will be excited to grow and develop with a small local theater committed to providing valuable experiences for those beginning their careers.

Salary: $500 for the season

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter in PDF format to Jessica Thompson, Producer by May 3, at

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