Trainee Costume Buyer (12 month Fixed Term Contract)

The National Theatre presents an eclectic mix of new plays and classics. Over the year we create around 22 productions and aim to reflect the diversity of our culture on the stages.

For each show that we create there is a Costume designer who will have a vision for the costumes we will be working on.

We are currently recruiting for a Trainee Costume Buyer to join the Costume Department on a 12 month fixed-term contract. The Trainee Costume Buyer will primarily work alongside the costume buyers and stock co-ordinator gaining valuable experience through assisting and shadowing them in all aspects of their duties over the year.

The aim is that, after the year, the trainee will be able to go forward independently into the industry with enhanced skills and experience towards a future career in costume buying/assisting and supervising for theatre, film or TV.

If you have current experience of working in a costume, or related, environment and have a strong desire to pursue a career in costume buying, then please follow the link for the job description.

Appointment Procedure

Please note that applications can only be considered if they are submitted through the National’s Online Recruitment System, and returned by the closing date.

The closing date for the receipt of completed application forms is: 12.00, midday, on Monday 19 November 2018.

For any queries, please contact the HR Department by emailing:

The National Theatre is committed to being an Equal Opportunities employer and as such we actively encourage applications from Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority applicants, and from applicants from local London Boroughs.

HR Department


Hours: 40 hours per week

Contract Type: Temporary - Full Time


Pay Range: £22,609.60 per annum

Closing Date: 12pm, Monday 19 November 2018

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