Auditions and Employment

City Theatre operates under an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Depending on the available roles for any given production, City Theatre hires both equity and non-equity actors.


Costume Shop Overhire

Job Description

-Overhire will work closely with the Costume Shop Manager in all aspects of building and altering of costumes for the season

-This is short term/ part time hiring on an “as needed” basis. Overhire will be notified when the shop needs assistance.

-Help prepare shows by unpacking, measuring/ rehanging/ steaming/ and altering costumes.

-Restocking/reorganizing of the costume stock once shows are struck & preparing for the next

-Assist in returning shopped items to stores when needed

-Opportunity to move around departments might be available: please note if you have experience in carpentry, props, or scenic painting


-Experience working as a stitcher or first hand in a professional costume shop (at least 2 years)

-Skills in both hand sewing and machine sewing (domestic & industrial)
-Alteration techniques

-Available for flexible hours on an “as needed” basis starting ASAP
-can work anywhere from 4-12 hours in a day

– Must possess sufficient strength and stamina to lift and carry up to 30 pounds, as well as be comfortable working at heights up to 15’ on ladders.

-Must be able to perform physical activities such as, but not limited to, lifting, bending, climbing, standing and sitting for long periods of time, and/or walking.

-Possess a valid driver’s license

-Experience in patterning, crafts &/or dyeing fabrics is a plus

-Have excellent communication skills – written, oral, visual. Strong organizational skills. Ability to work productively under severe time pressures and meet deadlines.

-Ability to interact effectively and professionally with staff, management, vendors and artists. 

To apply, please send your resume & a brief cover letter to

Please also feel free to email with any questions. 


Additional Info


To reach City Theatre’s artistic team, please contact
Reginald L. Douglas, Artistic Producer, by email or by calling: 412.431.4400 x274.