Wig and Make-Up Artist

Job description

Job Title: Wig and Make-Up Artist
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Full/Part Time:
Job ID: 48741

School of Theatre

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed here.


The School of Theatre at Florida State University seeks a Wig and Make-Up Artist to join our production team during the academic year. This position will be responsible for styling and building wigs and hair pieces, creating specialty make-up pieces, and overseeing hair, make-up, and wig/wardrobe crews for our School of Theatre productions. This position will also help our designers make informed choices when deciding how to achieve make-up and hair designs when no wigs or specialty appliances are used. Other tasks may include assisting in the costume shop with stitching notes, costume crafts, or costume stock. We are looking for someone who can communicate effectively with costume graduate and undergraduate students, staff, faculty, and the entire production team.

There are six main stage productions each year at the School of Theatre, including musicals, classical and modern plays, and theatre for young audiences.

The Wig and Make-up Artist must possess expertise in wig styling, wig maintenance, ventilating, make-up application, life casting, prosthetic creation and maintenance, and experience with the wide variety of materials used in the industry. This staff member must be familiar with running shows as they will also assist with training our run crews.

By valuing, celebrating, and leveraging the differences and similarities within our community, we create a fertile environment for problem-solving – one that is more inventive and compassionate. All are encouraged to apply.


Qualifications: MFA in Wig and Make-Up design or a BFA/BA degree with two years of professional theatrical experience. Cosmetology license, preferred.

Contact Info

For questions contact [email protected].

University Information

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Pay Plan

This is an OPS/temporary Job.


8-5 Monday through Friday, some nights and weekends.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

Affordable Care Act

OPS employees are covered under the Affordable Care Act. OPS employees who meet certain criteria will be offered affordable health care coverage. For more information on the Affordable Care Act, please visit the Benefits website and click on Employee Insurance Eligibility.

Tobacco Free Campus

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/28/2021
Application Due: 7/16/2021
Work Type: Full Time