Costume Designer

Type of Position:   Contract

Salary:   $2000 fee

Job Type:    In-person

Application Post Date:   November 30, 2021

Application Deadline:   December 11, 2021

About Our Organization

Drama Desk Award-winning TADA! Youth Theater actively seeks Costume Designers for its production season. Founded in 1984, TADA! Youth Theater inspires young people from different backgrounds to be creative, learn, and think differently through high-quality musical theater productions, and educational programs. TADA!’s vision is that all young people grow up feeling successful, creative, confident, accepted, and accepting of themselves. Through the ability of people learning to express themselves well, we can break down barriers of racism and inequality and create positive, active citizens.

The Resident Youth Ensemble of TADA! (RYET), is a diverse, free, year-round pre-professional training and positive youth development program with youth ages 8-18 from all over New York City’s 5 boroughs and parts of New Jersey.

Job Position Summary


Winter Production: Production Meetings Begin December

  • Rehearsals: January 8th-February 18th
  • Tech: February 19th-February 25th
  • Performances: February 25th-March 13th

Spring Production: Production Meetings Begin Mid-January

  • Rehearsals: March 30th-April 29th
  • Tech: April 29th-May 6th
  • Performances: May 6th-May 20th

Summer Production: Production Meetings Begin Mid-May

  • Rehearsals: June 1st-July 11th
  • Tech: July 12th-July 16th
  • Performances: July 16th-30th

Roles & Responsibilities

Compensation and support: $2000 design fee, budget for materials and stitchers varies per production. A Wardrobe Supervisor is hired by TADA! to start with tech and works through strike.

Applicants should have a passion for and love working with youth, be a great communicator and collaborator with young performers and adults, and believe in TADA!’s mission and vision and the importance of youth theater.

How to Apply

Applicants should email their cover letter and resume with references to Ashley Knowles, Associate Director of Ensemble Program,

TADA! Youth Theater is committed to building and fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce that is representative of the youth in our Ensemble program. TADA! is continually working to become a more anti-racist organization. Priority will be given to candidates who are dedicated to anti-racism and share our mission and vision above. Candidates from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ individuals are encouraged to apply. COVID-19 vaccination required. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or veteran status.