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2024 Costume Shop Jobs

If you want to be a part of making the magic of live performance happen, check out our open costume shop positions.

A four-show repertory model keeps things fascinating for the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis (OTSL) Production team. How do we put on four full productions on the same stage at the same time? Well, that’s the magic we need you for. Our production team is a mix of OTSL veterans and young people with emerging talents in production working together and learning from each other. It’s part of our mission to help train and advance the next generation of theater professionals. Our intimate space holds 987 seats around a ¾ thrust stage and supplies the perfect setting for collaboration. Rehearsals and changeovers give crew members the chance to support, and take part in, this partnership across all fields of production. Problem solvers, curious minds, passionate dreamers, and doers will help bring our 49th season to the stage. Join us, won’t you?


Available Positions



At Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, we value equity, diversity, and mutual respect. We strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, women, people with disabilities, and others who have been historically excluded to apply. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of our vibrant community. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

OTSL will not discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, color, religion or belief; national, social, or ethnic origin; age; sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression; physical, mental, or sensory disability; family or parental status; genetic information or characteristics; protected veteran status; or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law. OTSL will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

If you need assistance or an accommodation in completing an application, interviewing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact (314) 963-4226 or


Dates of Employment
03/25/2024 – 06/16/2026 | Somewhat flexible start date


Previous costume construction experience required. Stitchers work with a First Hand to implement the construction plan for each costume as assigned by their Draper and the Costume Shop Manager.

Some responsibilities include assembling costume pieces, repairing and altering costumes, responding to notes from the Draper and First Hand, and participating in general shop activities.

Stitchers can be assigned periodic night and weekend work as determined by the Costume Shop Manager. Physical requirements include repetitive motion, lifting up to 50lb, sitting or standing for long periods of time, and operating moving machinery (sewing machine, serge machine, etc.)

$16.25 per hour.

Limited housing is available if needed.

Interviews will begin in January 2024.