Costume Designer Job Description

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Costume Designer

Costume Designer responsibilities

  • Studying script to understand costume requirements in terms of setting, era and character attributes
  • Performing research on historical periods and different regions
  • Developing costume plots for characters

Costume Designer Job Description Template

Job Brief

We are looking for a creative Costume Designer to create clothes and costume props for actors on film, theater or TV. Your work will play a great part in setting the tone of a story and enhancing the actor’s performance.

As costume designer, you must be very creative and well-versed in different garment types and styles. You should be talented at sketching and see creating clothes as an art. Collaborating closely with a multi-disciplinary team to create the best visual effect is what we’ll expect from you.


  • Study script to understand costume requirements in terms of setting, era and character attributes
  • Perform research on historical periods and different regions
  • Develop costume plots for characters
  • Create preliminary sketches of costumes and present them for approval
  • Produce the final designs with fabrics, styles and colors
  • Work with costume makers to materialize sketches
  • Hire or buy ready costumes when necessary
  • Ensure costumes stay within budget
  • Supervise fittings and rehearsals
  • Assume responsibility of returning, storing or disposing used costumes after filming


  • Proven experience as costume designer or similar role
  • Knowledge of design, sewing and textiles
  • Understanding of a range of styles and cultural/historical elements
  • Aptitude in research
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Creativity and attention to detail
  • Well-organized and reliable
  • High school diploma; Degree in fashion design or relevant field

Costume Designer Job Description Examples

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Assignment Dates: September - November 2022

Compensation: Based on Teacher's Contract Schedule C


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Costume Design • Kansas City Kansas Community College

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Job Classification...

Pay grade level: N/ACompensation: $933 per credit hourEmployee category: FacultyPosition Type: Adjunct FacultyFLSA status: Exempt

Position Details

Job Code: AA002ADJUNCTDepartment: TheatreDivision: Arts, Communications & HumanitiesReports to: Dean of Arts, Communications & HumanitiesPositions Supervised: StudentsLocation: Primarily Main Campus, ...

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Volunteer: Costume Designer (Tailor/Dressmaker) • Momentum Collective

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Costume Designer / Shop Supervisor • Frostburg State University

Posting Number: 201900829

Tenure Track: Yes...

Advertised Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Short Description

Frostburg State University's Department of Theatre and Dance seeks applications for a full time non tenure track position to serve as Costume Designer/Shop Supervisor.

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