WARDROBE GARMENT TECHNICIAN (Competition, Show & Collection Support)
The World of WearableArt (WOW) is the world’s leading wearable art experience and encompasses a renowned international wearable art competition, Aotearoa’s single largest theatrical production staged in Wellington annually and exhibition activity both within New Zealand and overseas.
We have the joy of working with hundreds of talented designers from around the world each year as they enter the World of WearableArt Awards Competition and have their work brought to life on stage in the annual Awards Show. We are seeking an experienced wardrobe/costume professional to join our team.
The Garment Technician plays an integral role in each garment’s journey through Competition, Show and Collection activity. In particular providing specialist care (including assessment, repair, and maintenance) of garment entries for the annual Competition and Show, and also garments held in WOW’s permanent collection. This role offers an interesting blend of hands-on work and involvement in the systems and processes that support the successful delivery of WOW’s annual activities.
Our ideal candidate will have a sound understanding of design, appropriate handling of different materials and a range of construction techniques. The ability to successfully undertake hands-on repair and maintenance of a diverse range of garments is essential. An eye for detail is vital, as are strong organisational and communication skills. You’ll be confident working in a backstage environment and ideally also have some experience working with Word, Excel and Outlook.
This full-time permanent role is based in Nelson, with travel to Wellington during the Awards Show season required.
Please submit your CV with a cover letter, to Tanya Jacobs, Collection & Wardrobe Manager, email@example.com.
Applications close Wednesday 15 March 2023.
- EXCITING OPPORTUNITY FOR AN EXPERIENCED TECHNICAL MANAGER
- KEY ROLE IN THE PRODUCTION OF ONE OF THE BIGGEST EVENTS IN AOTEAROA
- BASED IN WELLINGTON
World of WearableArt (WOW) is seeking an exceptional person to lead the technical team for the WOW Awards Show.
At the heart of WOW is an internationally renowned wearable art competition which attracts entries from more than 40 countries around the globe each year. The astonishing works of wearable art created by designers and then selected by the judges go on to take the stage in the annual WOW Awards Show which attracts an audience of more than 60,000 people.
We are looking for someone with high-level entertainment production experience. You’ll need to be able to work under pressure, collaborate with creatives and multitask. A healthy sense of humour is a must.
As Technical Manager, you will work with the Show Producer to manage delivery of all technical requirements for the production, finesse and manage budgets, source and secure materials and suppliers and manage crewing levels and staff selection. You’ll create and manage production and rehearsal schedules and ensure that all health & safety, timing and communication requirements are met. You’ll work closely with the creative team led by the Creative Director collaborating to take the concepts from the page to fruition on the stage.
The right person for this role will have experience at a senior level in the arts or event production and be confident leading teams and finding creative solutions. You will have the attributes of being a strategic thinker, problem solver with the ability to navigate uncertainty with a resilient nature.
You will have a genuine passion for the arts with a strong critical eye and a real desire to grow and lead a large crew.
This is a unique and challenging opportunity for a talented individual that is looking to find a potential long term/recurring role in the industry.
Please send application letter and CV to Alistair Cameron email: Alistair@worldofwearableart.com
Closing date for applications 24 February 2023