Wig and Make-Up Artist at Florida State University

Posted in Other 14 days ago.

Location: Tallahassee, Florida

Job Description:

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

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.


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.

Contact Info

For questions contact theatrejobs@fsu.edu.

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!

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Pay Plan

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

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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.