Title Wig and Make-up Assistant
Organization Houston Grand Opera
Closing Date
Location Houston, TX
Information

The Wig and Make-up Shop Assistant supports the Wig and Make-up Department according to production, administrative and shop needs in preparation for and execution of all Houston Grand Opera performance activities as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Assist the Wig and Makeup Department Head in maintaining a well-organized and well-run wig and make-up shop, including creation of storage solutions.
• Focus on the build and style of wigs, and hair decor/crafts, and facial hair assigned. Follow-up with the repair and maintenance of the wigs on production or in inventory.
• Serve as Principal Makeup Artist on all mainstage productions. Oversee the maintenance of all wigs and makeup materials during the productions in the absence of the Wig/Makeup Dept. Head.
• Assist with wig measurement and fitting appointments.
• Create hair decor/ crafts as needed.
• Assist administratively and maintain inventor of wigs and makeup.
• Assist with packing for load-in and pack-out the theater.
• Supervise crew in absence of the department head.

Qualifications
Candidate should possess an appropriate combination of the following: education in the field of hair and/or make-up design, three years related professional experience, experience as a make-up artist/hairdresser. Knowledge of wig construction, styling and maintenance techniques, facial hair construction, styling and maintenance techniques, prosthetics, historical periods, and their appropriate hairstyles preferred. Ideal candidate has strong interpersonal communication skills, tact and flexibility in stressful situations, and ability to work sensitively with artistic teams, performers, and other member s of staff. Must have strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

Special Job Characteristics
Must be available to work evening and weekend hours as necessary. Ideal candidate has strong interpersonal communication skills, tact and flexibility in stressful situations, and ability to work sensitively with artistic teams, performers, and other members of staff. Must have strong organization skills and attention to detail. Must be able to lift forty pounds to waist level.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
To apply for this position, please visit Houston Grand Opera’s job board at https://www.houstongrandopera.org/work RESUMES ACCEPTED UNTIL FILLED.
Houston Grand Opera is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates for employment are considered without regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, national origin, sexual preference, age, non-job related disability, or marital status.

Website https://www.houstongrandopera.org