Shakespeare’s Globe seeks Head of Wardrobe

Closing Date: 23 February 2021

Shakespeare's Globe

Location: London

Remuneration: £36,000


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Shakespeare’s Globe is currently seeking a Head of Wardrobe to join our Theatre department. This is a temporary role covering maternity leave which will see the successful candidate joining the organisation as we reopen and rebuild.

The job:
Working closely with the Costume Supervisor and Designer, and leading the wardrobe department, the Head of Wardrobe realises the ultimate design of a production in a practical, sustainable manner. They manage the smooth handover from the design and initial construction of the costumes to the running wardrobe requirements for the productions. This role will lead the Wardrobe department through a unique season as the Globe reopens following our unprecedented closure and will need to both work within COVID-safe guidelines and contribute ideas for department-specific ways of working.

This role is offered full-time but we are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements. Please note that because of the nature of the role, some evening and weekend hours will be required and this role cannot be exclusively worked from home.

The skills:
The successful candidate will have a background in realising costume design to a high standard of tailoring, with a demonstrable knowledge of and experience working with period dress. They will be able to effectively communicate with a wide range of people, influence decision-making and be a supportive people manager with a collaborative and motivational style. A focus on health and safety will be crucial as we continue to develop Covid safe ways of working as the situation evolves. The right person for this role will be committed to the principles of equality, diversity and anti-racism and able to implement these within all areas of work.

Shakespeare’s Globe:
We celebrate Shakespeare’s transformative impact on the world by conducting a radical theatrical experiment. Inspired and informed by the unique historic playing conditions of two beautiful iconic theatres, our diverse programme of work harnesses the power of performance, cultivates intellectual curiosity and excites learning to make Shakespeare accessible for all. Find out more at

To apply:
For more information and to apply, please download the job description from our website and return your completed application to by 9am on Tuesday 23 February 2021.
For any queries, please contact

Further information:
We encourage applications from Global Majority peoples (e.g. African diaspora people, Asian diaspora people, Middle East and North African people) and disabled people, as these groups are currently under-represented at the Globe.

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to monitoring the effectiveness of our policies and procedures, to help us meet our commitment to be an anti-racist, pro-equality organisation. We would appreciate you responding to our diversity data monitoring survey alongside your application as this help us make informed decisions about any changes we need to consider making to our recruitment policies, procedures and candidate experience.

We regret that because of the high volume of anticipated applications, we may be unable to contact unsuccessful candidates. If you have a query, please email