Intern Description - Theatre Forum Ireland

Intern Description
Bui Bolg has a voluntary internship for a Costume Assistant
Bui Bolg is one of Ireland’s premier street theatre companies. We have developed a huge
reputation both nationally and internationally for our larger than life creations and
explosive street pageantry.
Mission Statement:
Bui Bolg are innovators in the field of spectacle and street theatre offering a combination
of originality, imagination, impeccable professionalism, a unique sense of humour with
just a touch of mischief to add to the magic!
Our portfolio includes – street theatre, spectacle, pageants, parades, festivals, events,
inflatable artworks, installations, arts education, giant puppets, animatronics, props and
We are seeking somebody with energy, enthusiasm and flare.
Key areas of responsibility:
The Costume Assistant will be required to:
Assisting in the construction of costumes for puppets and humans for parades and
other events
Cutting of patterns for hats and costumes for puppets, humans and various items
Sewing and trimming (on industrial and domestic machines) of several different
designs (approximately 100 costumes to be made)
Costume fittings and dress rehearsals
Assistance on the day of show/ parade, dressing and stewarding
Cleaning and storage of costumes and props
Inflatable artwork construction
Costume hire assistance to customers