Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
Center Valley, PA

Expires: 04/15/21

Job Dates

06/04/21 - 08/04/21


525 per week

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival is seeking a Wig + Makeup Supervisor to join us for our 30th season. The Wig + Makeup Supervisor will be responsible for leading a department of two. This summer PSFs season consists of 4 shows, performing in two venues. The ideal candidate will have experience bringing in multiple projects on time and on budget while having an interest in educating young professionals and encouraging them to do their best work.

Primary Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):
- Tracking and reporting expenses in a timely manner
- Work with the director and costume designer to determine and implement all wig and special makeup needs for each production.
- Maintain the existing PSF wig stock and source additional materials as needed for purchase or rental
- Maintain, wash, and style all wigs in performance as needed throughout the run.
- Maintain the wig shop area, including restoring the shop and performance venues to their neutral state for hand off at the end of the season.
- Developing and enforcing safe working practices
- Attend weekly production meetings and tech note sessions
- Be present for all load-ins, strikes, and tech rehearsals
- Provide support for PSFs engagement with our patrons and community as needed

Onsite Employment dates are 6/4/2021 thru 8/4/2021.

Salary will be $525/wk and on-site housing will be provided.

Send cover letter, resume, and references to Josh Rose, Director of Production at the email connected to this posting.

Covid 19 Precautions:
PSF will require mask wearing and social distancing throughout the 2021 season. There will also be regular Covid-19 testing along with daily symptom screening. Contract lengths have also been altered to limit the density of people on campus throughout the festival season.

About Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival:

The mission of Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival is to enrich, inspire, engage, and entertain the widest possible audience through first-rate professional productions of classical and contemporary plays, with a core commitment to the works of Shakespeare and other master dramatists, and through an array of educational outreach and mentorship programs.

The Festival's core values:
Quality: the revelation of beauty through transformative artistry
Shakespeare: producing plays of the greatest playwright in the English language
Education: illuminating Shakespeare, the power of language, and the professional theatre
Relationships: cultivating and mobilizing enduring collaborative alliances

A leading Shakespeare festival with an emerging national reputation for excellence, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival is a professional theatre company on the campus of DeSales University.

Each summer, PSF produces a season of Shakespeare and other classics, musical theatre, and childrens theatre. About an hour north of Philadelphia and less than two hours from Manhattan, PSF is summer home to over 200 artists from around the country, including winners and nominees of the Tony, Obie, Emmy, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Jefferson, and Barrymore awards. Every year 40,000-50,000 patrons attend PSF from 30+ states over 977,000 patrons from 50 states and many countries since 1992.

PSF is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the principles of inclusion and diversity both onstage and off.


Joshua Rose

Director of Production



(610) 282-9455

Fax: (610) 282-2084

Business Address

2755 Station Avenue

Center Valley, PA 18034

Posted: 04/06/2021 00:00:00 EST

Last Updated: 04/06/2021 14:53 EST

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