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Costumiers

OaSIS code 52119.06

Costumiers oversee the acquisition, fitting and maintenance of costumes for television, motion picture productions, and theatre and stage productions.

Overview

Also known as

  • Costumier
  • Wardrobe coordinator

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Study scripts to determine the necessary costumes and oversee the acquisition, fitting and maintenance of costumes.

Additional information

  • There may be an overlap in duties among occupations in this unit group, depending on the size of the production or broadcasting studio.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and performing arts assistants and operators (53111)
  • Theatre, fashion, exhibit and other creative designers (53123)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

5 – Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport

TEER

2 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of two or more years; or supervisory occupations

Major group

52 – Technical occupations in art, culture and sport

Sub-major group

521 – Technical occupations in art and culture

Minor group

5211 – Technical occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts

Unit group

52119 – Other technical and coordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts

Occupational profile

52119.06 – Costumiers

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Assisting and Caring for Others
3 - Moderate Level
Handling and Moving Objects
3 - Moderate Level
Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
3 - Moderate Level
Performing General Physical Activities
3 - Moderate Level
Thinking Creatively
3 - Moderate Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
3 - Moderate amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
4 - Close (at arm’s length)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
3 - About half the time
Standing
Duration
3 - About half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
3 - About half the time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
3 - Once a week or more but not every day
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
2 - Somewhat important
Frequency
3 - Once a week or more but not every day

Workplaces/employers

  • Concert promoters
  • Motion picture and video production companies
  • Television stations and networks
  • Theatre, stage and dance companies

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Arm-Hand Steadiness
3 - Moderate Level
Colour Perception
3 - Moderate Level
Finger Dexterity
3 - Moderate Level
Fluency of Ideas
3 - Moderate Level
Manual Dexterity
3 - Moderate Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Coordinating
2 - Low Level
Critical Thinking
2 - Low Level
Decision Making
2 - Low Level
Management of Material Resources
2 - Low Level
Monitoring
2 - Low Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Adaptability
4 - Highly important
Attention to Detail
4 - Highly important
Collaboration
4 - Highly important
Creativity
4 - Highly important
Independence
4 - Highly important