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The Young Vic is looking for a Head of Costume (Maternity Cover) to join our Production Department

A registered charity and theatrical powerhouse, the Young Vic is synonymous with innovation, inclusivity, accessibility and creativity. We create performances that catalyse debate and are priced accessibly for our audiences, giving 10% of tickets away to those who experience barriers to engaging with the arts. We are deeply rooted in our local communities of Lambeth and Southwark, through Taking Part, at the same time as being internationally recognised for productions made with the world’s finest performers and creative teams. This year we expanded our access and reach by launching Best Seat in the House, a new livestreaming platform that has broadcast our productions to over 38 countries. We are also proud of our work developing the next generation of emerging talent through our Creators Program

About the Role

The Head of Costume (Maternity Cover) is responsible for the Deputy Head of Costume and all Freelance and Casual Costume support staff including Costume and Wigs, Hair and Makeup supervisors, Show Running Teams and Production Technicians. Ensuring the delivery and management of costume requirements for Young Vic and elsewhere and contributing to the creation of the highest standards in all the theatre's producing work while actively promoting anti-racism.

We are looking for someone with an open, engaged and positive manner who has a good knowledge of all theatrical costume techniques relevant to the preperation and staging of high quality theatrical productions.

We actively encourage people from a variety of backgrounds with different experiences, skills and stories to join us and influence and develop our working practice. We are particularly keen to hear from Black and Global Majority people, and candidates who self-identify as disabled. All candidates who self-identify as disabled who demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria will be invited for interview. The Young Vic is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation. 

Salary: £41,200 per annum plus some overtime

Contract: Fixed Term contract for 12 Months

Apply by: 9 am on Monday 27th June 2022

Interviews: We are able to offer support and resources to aid access requirements; please state any access requirement on your application.

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