Emma Hollows

Wardrobe Mistress

  • LocationUnited Kingdom



  • Events
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Costume Design
  • Design
  • Sewing
  • Wardrobe
  • Set Decorator
  • Set Dressers
  • Textile Design
  • Soft Furnishings
  • Excel
  • Powerpoint
  • Word

Work history


Wardrobe Mistress

Millfield Arts Centre

Nov 2015
  • As the only member of the Wardrobe Department, solely responsible for fitting and altering all hired costumes, as well as sourcing others, i.e. shoes, vests, tights etc. With two performances per day, six days per week, I have to be organised to launder and maintain over 100 costumes ready for each performance as well as assisting throughout performances with dressing the cast.


Front of House

ADC Theatre

Nov 2013 - Sep 2015
  • A voluntary position welcoming guests to the theatre, checking tickets, selling merchandise and being responsible for any evacuations in case of fire.



Cambridge University Students’ Union

Sep 2015 - Sep 2015
  • A temporary position working at the CUSU Freshers’ Fair helping with set up and clear up, signing in other employees and being a point of information for attendees.


Bar Staff

Corpus Christi College

May 2015 - May 2015
  • Fast paced work as part of a team mixing a set menu of cocktails for guests of the college ball and communicating with the stock room to maintain a constant supply of ingredients.


Designers’ Representative

Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club

Mar 2014 - Mar 2015
  • An elected voluntary position responsible for a weekly mailing list of Cambridge’s design opportunities, representing designers at committee meetings, corresponding between designers and productions, programming each season, deciding which shows to fund, being a contact for those shows we fund and being the wardrobe mistress at the club costume store. As wardrobe mistress, arranging store visits, documenting hire and organising stock.


Open Day Tour Guide

Homerton College

Feb 2015 - Feb 2015
  • Taking offer holders to the relevant talks, showing them around the campus and answering any questions.


Customer Assistant

Marks and Spencer

Dec 2012 - Jan 2015
  • Working up to 40 hours per week during my university vacations replenishing stock, serving on the tills and assisting with online orders, especially during the busy Christmas periods.



St John’s College

May 2014 - May 2014
  • Clearing rubbish and collecting empty glasses from our designated area to take them to the washing station. This made sure the venue remained presentable and glasses were washed ready to replenish the bar stocks.


Cloakroom Attendant

Girton College

Mar 2014 - Mar 2014
  • Working as part of a team to ensure the safe keeping of coats and bags during the ball.


Interview Assistant

Homerton College

Dec 2013 - Dec 2013
  • Welcoming undergraduate interviewees and ensuring that they reach their interviews on time.


Customer Assistant


Nov 2011 - Aug 2012
  • A part time job while completing my A Levels which gave me valuable retail experience subsequently aiding me to get further retail employment. I completed various modules of the Staff Development Programme which taught staff to work safely. Team work and customer service skills that I learned here have proved useful in more recent employment.


Dance Coach

James Goodwin Musical Theatre

Aug 2009 - Jun 2011
  • Teaching ballet and tap to children aged 3-14 years old.Responsible for running dance warm ups, teaching exam work and choreographing routines for shows. The role required confidence and patience to take charge of large classes of children to ensure a productive lesson. I left because I wanted more hours which were unavailable here.


Nursery Nurse

Happitots Day Nursery

Jun 2009 - Jun 2009
  • One week of unpaid work experience caring for children aged 9 months – 4 years old. I had to assist with feeding at meal times, reading stories and entertaining the children.



Social Anthropology BA (hons

University of Cambridge

Aug 2012 - May 2015
  • Social Anthropology BA (Hons.)


A Levels

LORETO Sixth Form College

Aug 2010 - Jun 2012
  • Achieved A*, A*, A



Altrincham Girls’ Grammar School

Aug 2005 - Jun 2010
  • Achieved 4 A*s and 5 As