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Administrative Assistant/Front Desk – Astoria, NY

The TDF Costume Collection is seeking an Administrative Assistant for its busy costume rental warehouse. A program of the Theatre Development Fund (TDF) located within the historic Kaufman Astoria Film Studios, the TDF Costume Collection houses more than 80,000 costumes and accessories which are available for rental nationwide to performing arts companies and educational institutions, as well as film and television productions.

The Administrative Assistant is the primary person of contact at the TDF Costume Collection whose major responsibility is reception work (i.e. answering phones/emails, greeting all visitors, scheduling appointments) as well as data entry, processing all contracts, arranging payments, filing all paperwork, etc. Other duties can include hanging and packing costumes, organizing costume donations, assisting with dry cleaning deliveries, arranging transport, and other projects as assigned. 

The position requires strong customer service skills.  A professional but friendly manner is necessary, plus the ability to multi-task, be punctual, and organized. This self-motivated individual must be a team player and should have the following experience and qualities:

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Proficiency with Windows based systems (Microsoft Word and Excel)
  • Basic research (internet and physical) and copy-editing skills
  • Experience with filing, data entry, and other general office duties (including answering and making phone calls, applying labels, stuffing envelopes, and more)
  • A familiarity of Theatre and the Arts is helpful, but not necessary.

This position has the potential to involve standing for extending periods of time, and could possibly include heavy lifting.  

This is a full-time permanent position with a salary in the low $30’s and excellent benefits.  Hours are generally Monday-Friday 10-6.

If you’ve previously applied for this positon or for any other with us, please feel free to resubmit your resume. 

Please send cover letter as the body of the email with attached resume and references (in Word or pdf) to rentalcostumes@aol.com. All communication MUST have “Administrative Assistant” in the subject line or it may be deleted. All resumes MUST be received by Monday October 3, 2016. Please, no phone calls.  TDF is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).