Dresser (Fixed Term)


To dress on York Theatre Royal’s pantomime, Aladdin. To ensure the smooth running of performances and the proper presentation of costumes.

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Job Description

This is a fixed term contract from Saturday 23 November 2024 until Tuesday 07 January 2025. The Dresser must be available throughout the period.

Full days (9am to 10pm, subject to requirements) are required from Monday 25 November to Tuesday 03 December.

The Dresser is then required for all pre-sets and performances and hours may vary across the weeks.

£11.44 per hour (standard time) detail on overtime can be seen in the application pack.

Main Duties

To dress a dressing track

To prepare shoes, hats, wigs and other costume items for performers

To pre-set for each performance

To return maintenance and laundry prior to each performance

To collect maintenance and laundry from dressing rooms post show and put on a post show wash

To assist Stage Management during the show as required

To respond to instruction from the Stage Manager during performance

To report any immediate issues to the Stage Manager

To dress performers during quick changes

To assist performers during tech rehearsal, dress rehearsals and performances

To ensure performers are correctly dressed

To maintain costumes during performance

To make notes of repairs for wardrobe maintenance

To set and strike costumes between the Theatre and other locations as required

Other Duties

To contribute to the good housekeeping of the department including keeping costumes, workrooms and dressing rooms in a clean and tidy condition

To maintain effective working relationships with departmental staff, colleagues and line managers

To maintain good standards of work, contributing to the department’s safe, efficient, economic and high quality performance

To adhere to the Theatre’ Health and Safety Policy and current legislation

To undertake any duties that may be reasonably required

Job Requirements


A minimum of 2 years’ experience dressing in a theatre

The ability to work accurately under pressure

Good knowledge of theatre etiquette

Good communication skills

Experience of preparing shoes, hats, wigs and other costume items

Good organisational skills

Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs of the Department

The ability to meet deadlines

The ability to work evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays for the duration of the contract

A genuine interest in theatre


Experience of working on a large scale Production

A full, clean driving licence

Experience of setting wigs

Good sewing skills


York Theatre Royal

Location Type

Specific location

Salary Type

Hourly paid

Hourly Rate


Closing Date


Contract Type

Fixed Term, Temporary, Full Time

Job Type

Backstage & Technical

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