Costume Coordinator - Footwear

Costume Coordinator Footwear 

  • Be part of a passionate and talented team at our head office in Southbank
  • Work closely with designers and dancers

The Company

The Australian Ballet is a globally recognised, leading Australian performing arts company. For over six decades we have delivered exceptional performances to generations of audience members across Australia and the world.  Hundreds of dancers, choreographers, designers, teachers, composers, costumiers, and a passionate supporting cast have turned the company into an iconic Australian company on and off the stage.

With a commitment to Care for Tradition and Dare to be Different at every level of the organization, tradition and innovation go hand in hand at The Australian Ballet. Over 250 passionate staff and dancers work in this inspiring company. 

The Role

The Costume Coordinator - Footwear will be primarily responsible for managing orders, maintenance, and distribution of all dancers shoes.  This includes the main company, education team and regional touring.   

This role is part of a team that manages costume requirements for all activities in the company and therefore requires strong organizational, record keeping and communication skills.  Based in Melbourne, this role may require limited travel.

Responsibilities of this exciting role include:

  • Assisting dancers with customisation of pointe shoes, flat shoes, and ballet boots, character shoes and childrens shoes, and footwear related accessories. 
  • Arranging meetings/appointments for dancers with external dancewear companies and shoemakers
  • Packing shoe crates ensuring all touring requirements are met 
  • Stock management ordering, receipting, and maintaining shoe stocks
  • Painting both leather and fabric shoes, as required for productions
  • Management of the Shoe app
  • Maintaining the Ballet Shoe room and shoe storage at the Production Centre, Altona 
  • Managing the budget for dancing work equipment expenses
  • Liaising with internal departments to fulfil requests for shoes and other equipment
  • Collating and updating production information into the collections management database and colour samples for the physical costume archive records
  • Assisting the Head of Costume Workshop in preparing costings for upcoming productions


Desired Skills and Experience

  • Background in dance or performing arts is strongly preferred 
  • Flexible & approachable demeanor
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to build rapport quickly
  • An understanding of the needs of dancers 
  • Organised, with strong time management skills 
  • High level of discretion and experience dealing with confidential information 
  • Comprehensive ability to use Microsoft Office Suite products. 


26/04/2021 $0 CBD & Inner Suburbs 1 Advertising, Arts & Media
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