Costume Supervisors Pay Survey
We are today launching a Costume Supervisors pay Survey to ascertain how much costume supervisors are currently earning. Ideally we would like to know what the average hourly rate a Costume Supervisor is paid in order to create a rate card of suggested pay rates which we want to campaign for in 2019.
We need you to complete the survey and share it to any Costume Supervisors working in the Theatre industry.
23 July 2019 is
Costume Professionals Appreciation Day
Last year we filled social media with images of costumes, actors, costume makers and supervisors and shout outs to all the wonderful theatre professionals we have worked with over the year.
We want you to get involved again this year to make #LoveCostume2019 even bigger than last year.
Costume is the literal fabric that can hold a show together
Costume Professionals know the massive contribution we make to a final production.
The Costume In Theatre Association want to take that information into the wider theatre world.
CITA seeks to;
Celebrate good Costume and good Costume Practice wherever we find it.
Educate future Directors and Designers about the impact costume can have for their production and how best to get the most out of their costume team.
Engage Production Managers, Technical Directors and Producers to support the costume creation process and use their skills to support their Costume teams.
Create a community of Costume in Theatre professionals who can support and nurture each other, provide learning opportunities and advice from real world experience.
Listen to our Chair, Catherine Kodicek talking about women in theatre for International Women's Day as part of a panel on Soho Radio show What's Offstage
Read an opinion piece in The Stage, highlighting the unrealistic fees paid to Costume Supervisors
We believe in openness and the sharing of information.
Costume professionals working in Film and Television have a rate card they can access and this allows individuals to make an informed choice about who they work for.
In vain we looked for a costume rate card for Theatre but found nothing very useful.
Costume Supervisors, Assistant Supervisors, Dressers and Costume Makers are more often than not working as freelancers.
The taboo on asking about or knowing pay rates is one of the main barriers to successful pay negotiations.
We believe it should be a more open process, and we asked leading theatres to share their pay rates with us.
You need to be a member of CITA to view the pay rates so please sign up.