Wig and Make-Up Artist Location:
Tallahassee, FL Regular/Temporary:
Regular Full/Part Time:
Full-Time Job ID:
School of Theatre
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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.
MFA in Wig and Make-Up design or a BFA/BA degree with at least two years of professional theatrical experience.
Cosmetology license preferred.
For questions contact [email protected].
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8:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Some nights and weekends.
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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.
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