Styling/Wardrobe Program Facilitator

Contract @CEE Centre For Young Black Professionals in Design
  • Post Date : November 24, 2021
  • Apply Before : December 9, 2021
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Job Description

About CEE:
CEE Centre for Young Black Professionals (CEE) is dedicated to addressing economic issues effecting Black youth (18-30). Our vision is to help Black youth who face multiple barriers achieve financial stability for themselves and their families, helping to strengthen the communities in which they live. Our mission is to increase economic opportunities for Black youth living in Toronto’s priority neighborhoods, supporting them in the areas of employability, social enterprise and entrepreneurship. CEE works to ensure that our programming reaches and is accessible to youth who face multiple barriers, such as: unemployment, underemployment, conflict with law, being young parents, poverty and lack of secondary or post-secondary education.

Program Description

The CEE Centre for Young Black Professional’s Styling Program Ashoke is a 14-week incubator program for Black fashion entrepreneurs and enthusiasts. This program will focus on training Black youth; ages 18-30 on the different components of costuming and wardrobe styling for the Film, Television & Commercial industry. By exploring the relationship between fashion and film, participants will be introduced to the wardrobe department, its roles and function in production, script breakdowns, set protocol and etiquette, costume creation, styling, and budgets. The program will also demystify the process of entering and navigating the film and television industry as an aspiring wardrobe designer. Upon the end of this program, youth will have gained the necessary knowledge, training and skills to find employment in an entry level role within the costume and styling departments in Film and Television. Participants are further supported by a Social Worker and have access to psychotherapy services.

Job Purpose

As part of the team, the Wardrobe Designer Program Facilitator is a passionate and experienced Wardrobe Designer for Film and Television who will facilitate and teach the sector-specific curriculum to youth enrolled in the training program. Utilizing industry experience, production knowledge, technical skills and creative expertise, the Program Facilitator will plan, execute, manage, and evaluate the learning experience of youth participants. The Program Facilitator will also support on identifying appropriate guests and partners who can contribute meaningfully to the program. In addition, the facilitator will contribute to the development of specified lesson plans and activities prior to the start date of the technical training sessions.

The Program Facilitator will directly report to the Programs Manager.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The Program Facilitator will perform a wide range of duties including some or all of the following:

Curriculum Overview

  • Identify core competencies and learning outcomes for program participants
  • Develop and draft lesson plans and activities that build these core competencies and meet these learning outcomes in collaboration with the Curriculum Developer and Program Delivery team
  • Run “mock set” labs with the support of the Curriculum Developer and Program Delivery team so as to provide experiential leraning opportunities for participants.
  • Create sector-specific workshops activities and accompanying lesson plans relevant to the department and role such as:
    • How the costumes and wardrobe department fits into the overall production process
    • Breakdown of roles and responsibilities in the costumes and wardrobe department
    • Department protocols and processes – comparing low budget indie productions to unionized productions.
    • Identifying the skills and knowledge necessary for each role in the department
    • Wardrobe and costume research, design, sourcing, purchasing and budgeting
    • The duties of a wardrobe production assistant
    • Styling skills, trends and techniques
    • The relationship between costume and script
    • Set etiquette and expectations
  • If possible: hard skills such as sewing and cutting.
  • Ensures the created curriculum differentiates between the different forms of wardrobe and costume work across tv, film, commercial and editorial.
  • Design engaging activities suitable for virtual and in-person instruction
  • Inform post-program pathway for program graduates in collaboration with Curriculum Developer and Programs Team.

Technical Curriculum Delivery

  • Teach cohort members using a plan that consists of technical training, participatory and experiential learning, demonstrations and discussion groups
  • Use an assessment system to review participant work and activity
  • Evaluate and record participant skill level during in-person training sessions
  • Manage and oversee the implementation daily lesson plans and activities
  • Support on the identification and coordination of guest instructors and partners.
  • Periodically review and assess the participation of cohort members during technical training sessions
  • Report and document member activity in collaboration with the Program Lead
  • Develop and submit a mid and final year report based on the delivered technical training


  • Other tasks as requested by management

Qualifications Education & Experience

  • At least 5-7 years’ experience working as a qualified Wardrobe and Costume Designer
  • Demonstrated work experience in the Fashion, Film and Television industry
  • Comprehensive experience in teaching and instruction (virtual & in-person)
  • Awareness and contextual experience with professional styling for film and television
  • Theoretical knowledge of costuming, design and styling
  • Familiarity in working with diverse youth
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • A formal fashion diploma or degree, and membership of an industry union or guild will also be an asset

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Advanced knowledge of styling/fashion methodology and terminology
  • Proficiency in the use of stylist, fashion, media set supplies and tools
  • Strong attention to detail, commitment and communication skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of fashion trends, color schemes and designer labels
  • Knowledge and awareness of art, design, and fashion history
  • A keen eye for beauty and style

Apply to Programs Manager Application open until position is filled.

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