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Trainee Costumier at Angels Fancydress

Angels are recruiting!

We are looking for a Trainee Costumier at our Fancy Dress branch in Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2.

The successful candidate will work with a team of creative, fun and friendly individuals in a professional environment, to style and dress our customers in the costume of their dreams! From pirates, clowns, pop legends and showgirls through to period accurate costumes – Angels has it all.

Some costume and history knowledge is required (degree not essential) but bags of enthusiasm, an eye for style, a huge passion and knowledge of film, theatre, culture and the Arts, are essential. If this sounds like you, this could be the career for you.

Full training will be provided but an eye for detail; a little historical knowledge and a good sense of how to style is a plus.

If you are interested, please send your CV and a short covering letter to andy.andreou@angels.uk.com or anna.marston@angels.uk.com telling us why you think this is the right role for you.

Closing date for applications is: Friday 30th June 2017

Internships

Angels The Costumiers are pleased to be able to offer internships in four of our departments at our Hendon HQ and at Angels Fancy Dress in the West End, please read all the details below before applying.

This is an exciting opportunity to gain invaluable work experience at the worlds largest costume house for film, theatre and TV. Placements are for eight weeks continuous.

A small part of the Angels warehouse

Costumier at Shaftesbury Avenue

Internships: Costume Hire at Shaftesbury Avenue

Angels Fancy Dress serves the public by supplying costumes from stock for parties and/or special events. The standard of our hire costumes far exceeds the usual fancy dress costume range, in quality and breadth of choice. The stock at Shaftesbury Avenue is very different to that held in Hendon, as it caters much more towards the party market. As well as formal wear and period costume, customers can choose from 'fantasy' costumes such as animals, fictional TV characters and celebrity figures.

All hire requests are handled by a team of highly experienced costumiers. Our costumiers are available to assist with selection or give inspiration!

Alongside our fabulous costumes to hire; customers can buy wigs, make-up, masks and a wide variety of retail costumes and accessories.

An internship at Angels Fancy Dress gives you an opportunity to experience a different side of the costume business in a fun, fast-moving environment.

You will have extensive contact with customers helping them to make choices, fit costumes and put looks together as well as maintain costumes and get some retail experience as well.

Suitable Applicants Must:

  • Have a passion for costume
  • Have basic sewing skills
  • Have a good sense of humour and good people skills
  • Be flexible and able to work well as part of a team
  • Be enthusiastic and hardworking

A dress fitting

Internships: Civilian Hire Department, Hendon HQ, NW9

A small number of placements are being offered to Costume/Fashion graduates in our Civilian Hire Department. As well as helping us to sort our amazing stock you will have the opportunity to shadow costumiers and experience the different kinds of work that we do. This may include preparing costumes for shows, basic alterations, returning costumes to stock etc.

Suitable Applicants Must:

  • Have a passion for costume
  • Have basic sewing skills
  • Be flexible and able to work well as part of a team
  • Be enthusiastic and hardworking

A Uniform Costumier at work

Internships: Uniform Department, Hendon HQ, NW9

If you have an interest in Uniforms or Military History, a placement in our Uniform Hire Department may appeal to you. As well as keeping our amazing stock in order you will have an opportunity to shadow costumiers and experience the different kinds of work that we do. This may include preparing costumes for shows, basic alterations, returning costumes to stock etc.

Suitable Applicants Must:

  • Have an interest in uniform / military history
  • Have basic sewing skills
  • Be flexible and able to work well as part of a team
  • Be enthusiastic and hardworking

Internships: Alterations Department, Hendon HQ, NW9

If you are more interested in construction, a placement in our Alterations Workroom may be more appropriate. Interns will gain valuable experience in working on a variety of costumes/fabrics from period pieces right through to modern fancy dress costumes as well as understanding how a professional workroom works and runs.

There are also a number of placements allowing graduates to work purely on the restoration and preservation of costumes in our stock.

Suitable Applicants Must:

  • Good sewing (hand & machine) skills
  • Be flexible and able to work well as part of a team
  • Be enthusiastic and hardworking
Angels Alterations.

Misc. Information

  • All internships are unpaid but pre-approved travel expenses within London will be paid
  • Educational Requirements: Costume / Fashion Degree or Equivalent
  • Location: Hendon NW9. Angels Fancy Dress: London WC2
  • Full-Time - 0900 - 17:30 - Monday to Friday (but may vary for Fancy Dress)

To apply please email your CV and letter of interest indicating which area you wish to be considered for: graduates@angels.uk.com