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Costume and Wardrobe Internship - Seasonal

2019 - 2020 Season

The deadline for this application is Friday, March 29th, 2019.

Join a team of hardworking staff members who take pride in the artistic quality of their work. Virginia Repertory Theatre is seeking a seasonal costume & wardrobe intern to join our staff. We are Central Virginia's largest nonprofit professional theatre company, with an annual operating budget of $5.5 million, four distinct venues, an educational touring arm, and an annual audience of 530,000. Virginia Rep creates professional productions of the great comedies, dramas and musicals - past, present and future. We also are dedicated to the development and production of new plays, and we seek to ensure these new works have lives beyond their productions at Virginia Rep.


  • Running wardrobe crew for productions as assigned
  • Supervising wardrobe crew members when needed on larger productions
  • Assisting in maintenance and organization of an extensive costume stock
  • Possible wig, hair and makeup work with staff members
  • Maintaining and laundering costumes and wigs during production
  • Creating and maintaining run of show paperwork
  • Assisting in the costume shop
  • Additional projects as assigned

Desired Qualifications:

  • Basic background in backstage wardrobe procedures
  • Basic knowledge of costume construction and maintenance
  • Desire to work as part of a professional costume crew
  • Work comfortably and effectively in a diverse, collaborative environment
  • Strong interest in theatre and/or working for a nonprofit organization

General Information:

Duration of Internship: August 27th, 2019  – May 22, 2020

Compensation: Interns will receive a bi-weekly stipend and local housing is available for those interns who need it. Interns able to house themselves will receive a stipend of $180/week. Those interns in need of Virginia Rep housing will receive a stipend of $130/week. Each housed intern will share a bedroom with another intern (non-co-ed) in a fully furnished apartment.

Supervisor: Costume Director / Production Manager

How to Apply

The deadline for this internship has passed. Thanks to all who applied. Please check back in the first quarter of 2020 for next year's opportunities.