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Senior Costume Technician

Salary:  £31,886 to £38,265 p.a. (Including LWA)
Post Type:  Full-time
Contract Type:  Permanent
FTE:  1
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 22 January 2023
Interview Date:  Friday 17 February 2023
Reference:  322-22

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is a forward thinking, contemporary and world-class Higher Education Institution with a vision to redefine the conservatoire for the 21st Century. At the leading edge of music and dance training, it provides specialist education of the highest quality, which reflects the increasingly collaborative world of artistic practice and supports the lifelong career development of students and professional performing artists. 

We are seeking to appoint an experienced, organized, and self-motivated Senior Costume Technician, to join the Faculty of Dance Costume Department. The post offers an exciting opportunity to work as part of an established, dedicated team, committed to the production of live performance.

For this role, you will need excellent technical skills and artistic flair. You will need thorough knowledge and significant experience of designing and constructing costumes for performance. You will be particularly adept at pattern-cutting and costume fitting. Responsible for certain projects, and assisting in the realisation of others, the role requires flexibility in outlook, ability to take initiative and to work effectively as part of a team.

You will participate in the development of departmental resources. You will be responsible for the maintenance and control of costume stock and equipment, and for ensuring that the working environment is adequately resourced and maintained. You will support learners in the use of relevant machinery, equipment and materials. Up-to-date knowledge of health and safety in the workplace is essential. 

Advising on all aspects of costuming and engaging with professional choreographers, staff, and students, you will possess excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills. A degree or equivalent level qualification in Costume is required. 

As an equal opportunity employer, we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Please note all applications submitted will be shortlisted anonymously by our recruiting panel, so please ensure that your name and personal details are not included within your supporting statement, otherwise we will not be able to consider your application.

If you think this might be just the job for you, please click on ‘Apply online’ to complete and submit an application form.

For any queries about this role that are not covered in the job pack, please email Katerina Filosofopoulou, our Talent Resourcing and Organisational Development Officer on

You can download a job pack by clicking on the ‘Job Pack’ link below:

Further details:    Job Pack    

All of our taught programmes are validated by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Research degrees are validated by City, University of London. 

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales Company No. 51090. Registered Charity No. 309998.

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