The Gunpowder Plot

Wardrobe Assistant

London, England
Work Type: Full Time

We are currently recruiting a Wardrobe Assistant to join our Layered Reality™ team at The Gunpowder Plot: The Immersive Experience (www.gunpowderimmersive.com). This is a layered reality multi-sensory experience set across a vast 22,000 sq/ft, combining music, immersive theatre, virtual reality, motion simulators and 5D effects.


Position Summary

The Wardrobe Assistants ensure we deliver and maintain high standards of costume throughout this cutting-edge experience. On a daily basis, this role will make sure that the team are in the correct costumes at all times, ensuring that our guests are completely immersed in the world that is created from the moment they step foot through the door.


Scope & Responsibilities 

Working within the BOH Department you will be responsible for maintaining and cleaning all costumes worn in the experience. Predominantly you'll be sourcing materials, washing & ironing costumes and conducting minor repairs and alterations. You will further be responsible for ensuring that all team members follow the correct costume standards and have been signed off before going on stage. This role will also support other BOH teams where required.


Background & Experience

You will be a highly self-motivated individual, with previous experience in theatre productions. You will have significant costume experience within a theatre or similar environment, demonstrating excellent sewing skills (both by hand and with machine), and the ability to work with a range of fabrics and textiles.


Desired Attributes

Minimum two years’ experience as a Wardrobe Assistant.

Strong problem solving skills.

Ability to remain calm under pressure.

Confident both working as part of a team and independently.

Flexible (evening and weekend work will be required).

Conversational English.


Job Title: Wardrobe Assistant

Responsible To: Performance Manager

Job Type: Full-time or Part-time considered, Permanent

Start Date: March 2022

Probation: 3 Months

Pay: £11.50 p/h

Location: Tower Hill, London, EC3N 4EE


Please submit your application with an up-to-date CV and covering letter explaining what you can bring to the role, why you would like to work for us and why we should choose you.

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