Wardrobe Assistant

Position Overview

The Young People’s Chorus of New York City is an internationally-acclaimed multicultural youth chorus. YPC’s Wardrobe Assistant will work with the Artistic Team to establish the theme and wardrobe items for all concerts, events, and tours, and will also be responsible for the upkeep of our extensive costume inventory.

Hours:

  • 20 hours per week, afternoons and evenings required
  • Exact times to be mutually agreed upon
  • Additional hours and occasional weekends as needed for concerts and special events

General Responsibilities Include:

  • Measuring all choristers
  • Prepare garment bags with each chorister’s uniform
  • Distribute uniforms to choristers for purchase
  • Research and order clothing and accessories as needed
  • Prepare rosters for performances as needed
  • Assist with online and in-store purchases and returns as needed
  • Manage YPC Parent and Family Uniform exchange Facebook group
  • Supervise and train parent volunteers to assist with uniform preparation, distribution, and dressing of choristers on performance days
  • Maintain accurate inventory of uniform items in storage and organizing the transport of uniforms to and from storage as needed

Concerts and Events:

  • Prepare uniform items and accessories for performances
  • Attend all major events to coordinate wardrobe as needed
  • Assist with packing and transportation of extra uniform items to venues
  • Review appearance of each chorister before performance begins
  • Assist with costume changes during performances
  • Facilitate cleaning of uniforms after performances and tours
  • Maintain uniform pieces that need repairs and other care

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Basic sewing skills
  • Basic knowledge of clothing measurements and sizing
  • Ability to multitask and exceptional organizational skills
  • Proactive approach, flexibility, and positive attitude
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, particularly with children and parents
  • Strong attention to detail

The Young People’s Chorus of New York City is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the development and arts fields are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

For additional information on the YPC organization visit: www.ypc.org.

To Apply:

Please send all application materials to careers@ypc.org.

Careers at YPC
Young People’s Chorus of New York City
37 West 65th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10023