Costume Hire Shop Assistant

The South Canterbury Drama League

We are seeking volunteers to help serve customers, and to assist our very busy Costume Hire manager, Stevie Gallagher.

The main duties are customer service, so helping people find what they need, there is also stock filling, tidying and organizing different areas and some light lifting with boxes that some items are in.

The hours we are open are:
4pm -7pm Wednesday
10am -2pm Thursday and Friday
10am - 1pm Saturday

Most people work on a fortnightly basis with everyone doing a Saturday once a month or so. We are pretty flexible around hours and it is not necessary for new volunteers to be there the whole day.

South Canterbury Drama League Costume Hire Wardrobe, is a customer service based store that stores more than 5,000 costumes and props for hire to theatrical groups, schools and individuals.


Duties: This role involves completing tasks necessary for the smooth running of the Costume Hire alongside the Manager.


  • Customer service
  • Cleaning and steaming of costumes
  • Stock control - includes returning items to rails, notifying manager of any items needing repairs, (if able)-minor repairs and alterations, documenting donations
  • Use of an eftpos machine and some minimal cash handling

Skills and Experience Needed:

  • knowledge for different outfits and costumes is handy but not essential
  • An interest in costume or fashion is beneficial but not essential
  • The ability to sew is beneficial but not essential
  • Able to work well under pressure
  • A positive attitude
  • good time management
  • ability to create a friendly atmosphere
  • basic computer skills
  • friendly, organised, practical person, someone who can think outside the box

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment:

1 -2 hours. Anything that works, at least once a week or fortnight.

Getting started:
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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