University of Utah Human Resources
Salt Lake City, UT

Expires: 05/31/21


$35,600 to $52,000/year

Responsible for styling and construction of wigs and facial hair, designing and supervising show makeup as needed, and overseeing styling of actors own hair and makeup as needed, for 8 productions for Pioneer Theatre Company, a professional regional theater, and 4 mainstage productions for the University of Utahs Department of Theatre.
This position is considered Category I: Mandatory and required on campus or health care facilities to support on-site operations. Employees hired into this category will be required to be physically located at (insert work site) if they are healthy and without COVID-19 symptoms.

University of Utah Job ID# PRN25699B - 00072 - Pioneer Theatre Company
COMPENSATION: $35,600-$52,000/year
WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time, 9-5 Monday-Friday, varied depending on the demands of any given show.

Collaborate and coordinate with the costume designer, often executing their design and filling in the gaps as needed. This is not a separate design position in any traditional sense.
Must be familiar with period styles and costume history
Must be able to read and analyze scripts for possible hair and makeup requirements
Must be able to clearly express ideas, and be good at research
Must be able to meet deadlines
Must work with grace under pressure
Must be able to work with and handle a wide variety of personalities
Must have experience handling budgets
Must be able to use a computer
Must be organized
Work closely with the costume crafts and millinery artists
Work with stage management to arrange fittings
Must have strong communication skills and be detail oriented
Must attend production meetings for all PTC and U of U mainstage productions
Must attend all rehearsals during dress rehearsal week to opening
Must be familiar with AEA rules regarding wigs, makeup, and actors using their own hair.
Teaching actors any makeup as needed for the productions, including making instructional makeup charts, and procurement of makeup as per AEA rules.
Training wardrobe crew to handle, apply, and remove wigs and facial hair for performances.
Maintaining the wigs and facial hair during run of production following AEA rules.
Willingness to work with young students interested in hair and makeup design from the Department of Theatre, often mentoring and supervising them if they are assigned a mainstage design
Training and utilizing student interns as necessary.
Training wig and makeup crew for student mainstage production
Hiring assistants as budgeted.
Procurement of wig studio supplies and materials.
This position may be subject to call and might involve work on a holiday when a production is in dress rehearsals.

A minimum of 3 years of professional experience
Wig construction fronts, toupees, full wigs, etc.
Facial hair construction beards, moustaches, sideburn
Ventilating or hand-tying
Wig setting and styling with human and/ or synthetic hair
Cutting wigs into proper shape for setting and styling
Experience rigging wigs and facial hair for quick changes
Altering and repairing wigs and pieces

Cosmetology license
Experience working with stage blood and other special effects
Experience constructing, applying, and removing prosthetics and connections to artists who can construct or do said special effects
Experience collaborating with the sound department during musicals
Experience working with Broadway designers and directors

TO APPLY, VISIT: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/113387

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), for further information or to request an accommodation. The University of Utah is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Danielle Baum

Recruitment Coordinator

(801) 581-6033

Business Address

250 East 200 South

Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Posted: 04/07/2021 15:21:35 EST

Last Updated: 04/07/2021 19:00 EST

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