Employment at MSM

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Dresser (Part-time)

Position Description

Title: Dresser (Part time)
Department:  Production
Reports To:  Wardrobe Supervisor
Supervises:  n/a
Internal Contacts: Production staff; Opera Theatre and Musical Theatre students, faculty, and staff
External Contacts: Guest artists; off-site venue managers
Employment Status: Part time / Non-exempt
Pay Rate:  $28.00 to $30.00/hour


  • Act as a Dresser for Opera Theatre and Musical Theatre productions.
  • Assist Costume Design team as needed.
  • Oversee and physically assist students dressing during performances.
  • Responsible for obtaining, organizing, repairing, laundering, and storage of costumes.
  • Transport costumes from the dressing room level up to stage.

Job Requirements

  • Basic sewing skills, both hand and machine
  • Laundry skills
  • Able to manage stairs and lift 50lbs
  • Ability to communicate in a highly professional manner
  • Degree in theater arts or commensurate experience
  • Must be a team-player and collaborate well with others in a stressful environment
  • Hair and makeup experience welcome

Job Details

  • This part-time position is on a show-by-show basis
  • Hours require night and evening hours. Overtime will be scheduled ahead of time by the Wardrobe Supervisor

Contact Information

Send letter of application and résumé including three references to:

Cassandra Deveau, Costume Shop and Wardrobe Supervisor
Email: cdeveau@msmnyc.edu

Subject line “Dresser Position”


Equal employment and equal educational opportunity have been and will continue to be fundamental principles at Manhattan School of Music, where employment and enrollment are based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination or harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, the status of being transgender, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship or veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. Manhattan School of Music does not permit retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice or participate in an investigation.


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