Zeleman Communications Vacancy 2024

Zeleman is Ethiopia’s leading full service communications, advertising and production agency. We extend the life of a creative idea through our integrated disciplines, services and channels, delivering impactful marketing campaigns that connect with people, exceed our client’s goals, and drive sustainable growth.

Zeleman is Ethiopia’s leading full service communications, advertising and production agency. We employ 100+ homegrown and international professionals who push the boundaries of creativity to deliver elevated and unforgettable marketing campaigns for our clients.

Through organic growth in an emerging local market, we have expanded our offerings with specialised departments established to meet the demands of a global clientele.

Position: Costume Designer


  • Proven experience as costume designer or similar role
  • High school diploma; Degree in fashion design or relevant field is an advantage
  • Knowledge of design, sewing and textiles
  • Understanding of a range of styles and cultural/historical elements
  • Aptitude in research
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Creativity and attention to detail
  • Well-organized and reliable

The Costume Designer is responsible for designing, creating, or purchasing the costumes, and wardrobe that actors/ contributors wear in a film or advertising production. He/She works closely with directors, producers, and hair and makeup designers to contribute to the look and storytelling of the production.


  • Reading of the script/story and making a careful analysis of the plot, tone, and period of the story being told
  • Communicates with the production manager and director to understand their requirements and be able to give direction to casts, receive a formal brief for the project
  • Researches the fashion history and trends of the relevant time period and location
  • Compiling a collection of visual references to draw own final designs
  • Assembling the right fit costumes, and calling for approved casts for fitting
  • Compile each individual costume design into a costume plot 
  • Present the costume designs to the production manager and director
  • Makes sure all the final costume presentations are shared with the client and get approved
  • Processing payment for purchasing costumes based on the final approved mood board/reference
  • Gets approval before the shooting day for the purchased costumes with the director
  • Print the shoot list and call sheet for the shoot and follow up with the schedule throughout the shooting.

Place of Work: Addis Ababa

Deadline: June 30, 2024

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to apply online with the below button.

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