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Costume Attendants

Also called: Dresser, Wardrobe Supervisor, Costume Shop Manager, Costume Seamstress

What they do:
Select, fit, and take care of costumes for cast members, and aid entertainers. May assist with multiple costume changes during performances.
On the job, you would:
  • Distribute costumes or related equipment and keep records of item status.
  • Arrange costumes in order of use to facilitate quick-change procedures for performances.
  • Return borrowed or rented items when productions are complete and return other items to storage.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • music, dance, visual arts, drama, or sculpture

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include data, detail, and regular routines.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Concern for Others
  • Attention to Detail
  • Self Control

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook
Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
bachelor's degree
usually needed

Get started on your career:

Registered Apprenticeship

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$36,650
per year, on average
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