Wig and Make-Up Artist

Employer
Florida State University
Location
Tallahassee, FL
Closing date
Jul 17, 2033

Job Details

Job Title: Wig and Make-Up Artist
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 49364
Department

School of Theatre

Equal Employment Opportunity

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

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at: https://hr.fsu.edu/sites/g/files/upcbnu2186/files/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.

Responsibilities

The School of Theatre at Florida State University seeks a Wig and Make-Up Artist to join our production team. This year-round 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 student designers make informed choices when deciding how to achieve make-up and hair designs when no wigs or specialty applicances are used. The Wig and Make-Up Artist will supervise and instruct students who are interested in learning and/or advancing wig and make-up skills. When the workload is light, other tasks may include assisting in the costume shop with stitching notes or costume crafts, or in 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. It is essential that this position has experience with diverse skin tones and hair textures.

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 and supervising our run crews. A qualified candidate may also teach up to 3 classes in an academic year including Stage Make-Up to undergraduate students and Stage Wigs and Make-Up to both graduate and undergraduate studentts.

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 at least two years of professional theatrical experience.

Preferred

Cosmetology license preferred.

Contact Info

For questions contact [email protected].

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there’s the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow’s news!

Learn more about our university and campuses.

Pay Plan

This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.

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Schedule

8:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Some nights and weekends.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

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.

A digital portfolio, letter of intent, current resume, and contact information for three professional references are required.

Open until filled

Completed applications will be reviewed beginning July 29, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

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.

Organization

Working at Florida State University

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University — with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive — offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage, welcoming campus on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, championship athletics, and prime location in the heart of the state capital.

Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery and community interaction.

Underlying and supporting the educational experience at Florida State University is the development of new generations of citizen leaders, based on the concepts inscribed in our seal: Vires, Artes, Mores — Strength, Skill and Character.

Epitomized by recently named Rhodes Scholars Garrett Johnson and Myron Rolle — elite athletes and scholars committed to public service — and Joseph O'Shea — a campus and community leader as well as a top scholar — Florida State's 40,000 students are dedicated to academic excellence and providing leadership in our complex world.

Florida State University's 16 colleges offer more than 275 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, professional and specialist degree programs, including medicine and law, covering a broad array of disciplines critical to society today. Each year the University awards over 2,000 graduate and professional degrees.

With its impressive breadth of leading graduate, professional and undergraduate programs, Florida State University is a demanding, intellectually stimulating, yet warm and caring environment for students and faculty. Recognized nationally for its commitment to diversity, Florida State University is a national leader in the number of doctorates awarded to African-American students and in the graduation rate of African-American undergraduates. Its College of Medicine and College of Law are ranked in the nation's Top 10 for Hispanic students.

Florida State University's arts programs — dance, film, music and theatre — rank among the finest in the world, offering an arts education comparable to leading conservatories. Its creative writing program is ranked among the nation's best and is home to the most consistently honored and published student body in the United States. Florida State is responsible for governance of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and associated arts programs, one of the largest museum/university complexes in the nation.

Other programs consistently included in the top public university list include physics, chemistry, political science, psychology, criminology, public administration, library science, information, human sciences, business and law.

At the Ph.D. level, interdisciplinary programs draw on notable research faculty strengths that transcend the traditional disciplines, including neuroscience, molecular biophysics, computational science, materials science and research at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory—home to the world's most powerful magnets.

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