Costume Specialist, Senior

Sesame Place San Diego

Sesame Place - Costumes Specialist, Senior

Sesame Place San Diego opens March 2022! We’re seeking enthusiastic, dedicated, and hard-working individuals in a wide variety of roles. Join us and help bring joy, excitement, and lasting memories to people from around the world, and play an important part on our incredible opening team of Sesame Place ambassadors!

What you get to do:
•Responsible for maintaining costuming integrity of assigned shows and productions
•Maintain cleanliness, safety, and quality standards through all assigned tasks
•Construct new costumes
•Responsible for the coordination and instruction of cleaning, care, and maintenance of costumes. This includes making needed repairs to costumes, costume characters, costume overlays, wigs, headpieces, footwear, and the laundering and storage of costumes
•Responsible for the install and strike of assigned festivals and shows
•Responsible for the cleanliness and organization of costuming areas, and stocking adequate inventory and costuming repair materials
•As needed, assist performers with dressing needs including dressing performers, and insuring costumes are properly pre-set and post–set during shows and events
•Assist with pre-setting costumes for special events/functions
•Attend and assist with dress rehearsals and onstage approvals when required
•Maintain frequent open communication of costume character costuming needs and updates with Stage Managers, Dresser Team, Costuming Staff, and Management to ensure all costume characters are in working order and in top quality condition and appearance; including but not limited to costume characters and festival specific costumes
•Assist with Opening and Closing duties in the Costume Shop
•Assist with Entertainment activities and special events in other facilities as needed.
•Perform other duties as assigned based on business need

What it takes to succeed:
•At least 18 years old
•Have a High School Diploma or the equivalent
•Minimum 2 years experience with costume construction, repair, or maintenance of costumes and/or wardrobe items
•Ability to work a flexible schedule including days, evenings, weekends/holidays
•Working knowledge of basic computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Office, and Excel
•Good oral and written communication skills
•Able to handle multiple tasks under high pressure
•Be team-oriented with a kid-siderate attitude
•Have excellent organizational skills; experience with project management a plus
•Ability to trouble shoot mechanical problems
•Excellent hand and industrial machine sewing skills
•Construction and/or costume design abilities preferred
•Ability to follow specific instructions, and teach others to assist based on needs of item
•Experience with or be willing to learn airbrush techniques and designs
•Experience with or be willing to learn wig care and maintenance
•Sewing skills needed to perform costume alterations, costume construction, replace zippers and snaps
•Theme park experience a plus

What else is important:
•Able to lift, push, and pull a maximum of 25 lbs. several times throughout a scheduled shift
•Able to stand, sit, lie down, squat, and bend repeatedly throughout the day
•Able to climb two flights of stairs multiple times a day

If offered an interview, you will be required to bring a sample portfolio of your work to the interview

The perks of the position:
As part of the SeaWorld family, you’ll enjoy a fun, fast-paced environment, and great teammates, as well as:
• FREE park admission
• Discounted park admission tickets and passes for family and friends
• Park discounts on food, merchandise, etc.

Join the team!
If you’re looking for the opportunity to make the most of your abilities in a one-of-a-kind setting with an entertainment industry leader, we’re looking for you!

More Information

Sesame Place San Diego

Chula Vista, CA


Part Time



8/24/2022 11:59 PM ET