Lecturer- Hair, Wig, Makeup Specialist
Position Number 998699
Functional Title Lecturer- Hair, Wig, Makeup Specialist
Position Type Non-Tenure Stream
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is now accepting applications for a nine-month, non-tenure track lecturer position as Hair, Wig, Makeup Specialist in the School of Theatre, College of Visual and Performing Arts.
The School of Theatre seeks applications for a full-time Hair, Wig, Makeup Specialist to begin August 1, 2019. This position will work in close collaboration with the Costume Studio Manager and report to the Director of the School of Theatre.
Design hair, wigs, and makeup for campus productions as needed for the main stage and studio series (8 - 10 productions) and the North Carolina Theatre for Young People (2 productions). Potential to design costumes for campus productions as needed.
Assist costume designers in wig and makeup design and advise student wig and makeup designers (both graduate and undergraduate students) in the realization of designs for campus productions.
Teach advanced makeup course in advanced makeup application techniques, prosthetic appliance creation and application.
Co-teach stagecrafts course in basic makeup techniques and basic sewing techniques.
Supervise wardrobe lab element of stagecraft courses (wardrobe running crew for performances), wig and makeup workshops, and strikes: attend crew watch, dress rehearsals, and strikes. Be on call for the run of each campus production.
Develop and teach wig styling and maintenance course.
Assist costume studio supervisor in: maintaining well-organized storage of costumes, accessories, and wig and makeup supplies; coordinating costume loans, including loan check out and return dates.
Collaborate in planning and scheduling standard activity generated by the School's Design and Technical Production area. Participate in student academic advising and recruitment activity (on and off campus) as needed.
The School seeks candidates who have a record of success teaching individuals from underrepresented groups in higher education and whose professional experiences have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. Candidates are encouraged to describe how diversity issues have been or will be brought into their teaching and service.
BFA in wig and makeup design or commensurate degrees in theatre with extensive professional experience in the areas of wig and makeup design and application. Must have advanced skills in makeup techniques and applications, including air-brushing and special effects; expertise in wig styling and ventilating as well as in proper wig care; experience as a wardrobe supervisor and dresser; knowledge of costume and fashion history, particularly in makeup and hair styles. Should have basic expertise in general sewing techniques.
Strong preference for candidates with a graduate degree in wig and makeup design and certification in cosmetology; experience working with students in a college theatre environment and in professional theatre. Experience working with digital design software is strongly desired. Applicants with appropriate training, ability, and/or professional experience equivalent to the minimum degree may be considered.
Tenure Status Not on Track
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) contacts to provide Letters of Recommendation, in the References section of the electronic application. These contacts will be solicited by the UNCG job search system via email and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur after the application has been successfully submitted.
Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:
• Cover Letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• List of References
Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:
Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
Contact Phone Number
Applicants have the option to upload a link to their professional portfolio.
Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.
Recruitment Range Commensurate with education and experience.
Org #-Department Theatre - 12222
Job Open Date 10/30/2018
For Best Consideration Date 01/07/2019
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Type of Appointment Time Limited
Time Limited Duration
3 years, renewable
Number of Months per Year 9
- Cover Letter
- List of References
- Link to Professional Portfolio
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