Southern Utah University
  • 04-Nov-2022 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Cedar City, UT, USA
  • 15 per hour +
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

No Benefits

Job Description:

The Tony-award winning UTAH SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL, a professional theatre company in residence at Southern Utah University, is accepting applications for Production Staff for the 2023 season. The Utah Shakespeare Festival produces a seven-show repertory season and three Greenshows across four venues in the summer/fall of each year. Position details below.

Contract dates vary by position. Most build contracts begin April/May and end June/July. Run contracts Begin in May/June and end September/October. Please check dates in specific job descriptions.

Wigmaster: : Contract early/late May to mid-June/early July

Assistant Wigmaster: Contract early/late May to mid-June/early July

Cosmetologist / Barber: Contract early/late May through mid-September/October

Hair and Makeup Run Crew: Contract June through mid-September/October

Duties and Responsibilities:

General: The Utah Shakespeare Festival is multi-cultural organization. We seek skilled Hair and Make-up professionals with the skill to provide services to a diverse company.

Wigmaster: Works with costume designer and hair and makeup director to determine approach to implementing design. Develops schedule with hair and makeup director. Oversees daily operation of a makeup studio and wig construction of assigned productions with assistant. Participates in the construction and implementation of design elements.

Assistant Wigmaster: Assists the Wigmaster in constructing and implementing hair and makeup designs. Oversees daily operation of makeup studio and wig construction of assigned productions.

Cosmetologist / Barber: Responsible for haircutting, hairstyling and some color projects. Also will assist actors with hairstyles, wigs, and makeup as part of the Run Crew.

Hair and Makeup Run Crew: Assists actors with hairstyles, wigs, and makeup. Also maintains styles of wigs and facial hair during the run of assigned productions.

Education and Experience Requirements:

General requirements for all positions: Experience in styling and care of Black/African American and multi-ethnic hair, wigs and wig making desired. Experience with makeup techniques for all skin types desired.

Wigmaster: Experience with wig construction required. Supervisory and scheduling experience desired.

Assistant Wigmaster: Experience with wig construction desired. Supervisory experience a plus.

Cosmetologist / Barber: Experience with haircutting required. And color application desired. Experience with wig construction desired. Must have a current cosmetology/barbering license. (does not have to be from the state of Utah) Previous backstage experience a plus.

Hair and Makeup Run Crew: Previous backstage experience a plus.

Documents Needed to Apply:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact information for 3 professional references

Southern Utah University is committed to maintaining a community which recognizes and values the worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, understanding, and mutual respect among its members; and encourages individual commitment to personal responsibilities in equal measure with personal rights. In pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, the University seeks to develop and nurture diversity. The University believes that diversity among its many members strengthens the institution, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas, and enriches campus life.

Southern Utah University does not discriminate against any member of the University community on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, veteran status, pregnancy, pregnancy-related condition, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable law in employment, treatment, admission, access to educational programs and activities, or other University benefits or services.

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