Costume Specialist, Sr

SeaWorld San Antonio

At SeaWorld, we’re passionate about caring for animals. In fact, we’ve already rescued over 40,000 animals (and counting!). And we can save you from being stuck in just another job. Join us and help bring joy, excitement, and lasting memories to people from around the world. We’re seeking enthusiastic, dedicated, and hard-working individuals in a wide variety of roles. Join us and play an important part on our incredible team!

What you get to do:

- Patterning, draping and construction of new costumes
- Maintenance, repair and rebuild of current costumes
- Fittings and alterations of costumes
- Costumed character maintenance, including, but not limited to, disassembly & repair of control mechanisms, fur repair, and feet repair
- Shop opening and closing duties, including, but not limited to, deployment & pick up of daily show costuming, daily laundry duties, and daily reports
- Work with the cast, crew and stage management to maintain safety and integrity of shows
- Conduct training for new costume shop ambassadors, as directed
- Fill in for Seamstress II or Dresser positions, as needed
- Oversee safety as it pertains to SEA best practices and all other relevant industry guidelines

What it takes to succeed:

- At least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver’s license
- High School Diploma or equivalent preferred
- Theme park experience preferred
- Two (2) year of professional experience as a seamstress, dresser, costume tech, wardrobe mister/mistress or equivalent related experience preferred
- Proficient in pattern making, draping, costume construction, design build, alterations and maintenance of costumes
- Proficient in hand-sewing & machine sewing
- Proficient in craftwork, gluing & painting of fabrics & accessories
- Proficient in the repair and maintenance of costumed character control mechanisms & fur
- Proficient knowledge of wardrobe run crew in a theatrical setting
- Proficient knowledge of and ability to use basic tools related to the costume industry (i.e. seam ripper, hand needle, and scissors)
- Proficient knowledge of and ability to use expert tools related to the costume industry (i.e. button hole spacer, point turner & creaser, loop turner, industrial serger, and pattern making ruler)
- Proficient knowledge of and ability to use advanced tools related to the costume industry (i.e. rotary cutters, serger, bent handled scissors, and pattern making rulers)
- Experience or be willing to learn make-up designs and application techniques, including airbrush
- Experience or be willing to learn wig care and maintenance
- Have a working knowledge of the English language with excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Able to work in a fast paced environment and be able to respond to immediate needs
- Have the ability to work as part of a team, communicating and resourcing with internal and external departmental ambassadors
- Willing to work a flexible schedule that includes weekdays, weekends, evenings and holidays.
- Able to walk and/or stand for long periods of time in extreme weather
- Able to obtain a SWSA driver’s license for on/off site pick-up and delivery
- Able to lift a minimum of 30 pounds and climb stairs
- Practice safe work habits including, but not limited to the use of personal protective equipment, lifting and reporting of unsafe situations

What else is important:

- Must be able to lift 20 pounds and push/pull up to 50 pounds
- Must be able to work indoors and outdoors, in varying weather, to include extreme heat
- Work regularly Monday through Friday but with flexibility based on business need to include weekends, evenings, and holidays. Occasional travel required.
- Consistently practices safe work habits including, but not limited to the use of personal protective equipment, lifting, and reporting of unsafe situations.

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

SeaWorld San Antonio

San Antonio, TX


Part Time