Employer Profile: Washington National Opera Costume Studio, Washington, DC



Washington National Opera, founded in 1956, became a Kennedy Center affiliate in July 2011 and is one of America’s largest opera companies. Drawing inspiration from a rich legacy built on the values of artistic excellence, engagement with a broad community, and a thriving future for the art form of opera and its audiences, Washington National Opera performs fall and spring seasons, and offers training, educational, and enrichment programs year-round.

Costume Department Internships


The Washington National Opera Costume Studio produces costumes for all WNO productions with the help of a professional staff of patternmakers, stitchers and crafts artisans in a state of the art costume facility. Interns will have the opportunity to improve and broaden costume construction skills, gain in depth understanding of the day to day operations of a professional costume shop, and work as part of a costume construction team.


Qualified candidates are those with an interest in pursuing a career in costume management or technology, with basic to intermediate stitching or costume craft skills. Candidates should provide access to a portfolio of their costume work, either in print or on line

2 Comments to “Employer Profile: Washington National Opera Costume Studio, Washington, DC”

  1. Will you have internships available for Summer 2017 or have you already filled the positions? If there are positions available how do I apply?

  2. Hi Katherine,

    This is a post from the MICA Career Fair two years ago. The Washington National Opera did not make this post, and I don’t know if they will see your comment. I think your best bet is to look at their website and contact them directly. Good luck with your job search!

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