Wardrobe Attendant Interview Questions

1 What have you found to be the best way to provide assistance to cast members in wearing costumes, or assign cast dressers to assist specific cast members with costume changes? Share an example.
2 Please share a method you have found effective when arranging costumes in order of use to facilitate quick-change procedures for performances.
3 Walk me through how you design or construct costumes or send them to tailors for construction, major repairs, or alterations.
4 What is the most challenging part of collaborating with production designers, costume designers, or other production staff to discuss and execute costume design details?
5 Share an experience you had in dealing with a difficult person and how you handled the situation.
6 Tell me about a recent experience you've had working with your hands.
7 Share an example of when you went above and beyond the "call of duty". (Look for answers that show the candidate is dependable.)
8 How do you balance cooperation with others and independent thinking? Share an example. (Try to determine if the candidate has a cooperative attitude or is otherwise good-natured.)
9 Provide a time when you dealt calmly and effectively with a high-stress situation.
10 Provide an experience in which you were sensitive to somone's needs or feelings. How did your helpfulness affect your work environment?
11 Share an experience in which your attention to detail and thoroughness had an impact on your last company.
12 Describe an experience where you provided managers with budget recommendations and take responsibility for budgetary line items related to costumes, storage, or makeup needs.
13 How do you stay up to date with new or improved techniques to study books, pictures, or examples of period clothing to determine styles worn during specific periods in history? Share an example.
14 What is your process when reviewing scripts or other production information to determine a story's locale or period, as well as the number of characters and required costumes?
15 Name a time when your patience was tested. How did you keep your emotions in check?