Los Angeles Opera Job Posting

Associate Wigmaster

The Los Angeles Opera seeks an Associate Wigmaster. This is a full-time, seasonal contract position. The Associate Wigmaster reports to the Wigmaster and assists with operation and administration of the Wig & Make-Up Department and the preparation and presentation of wigs and make-up for stage use. 

Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years’ professional experience in wigs and make-up at a supervisory level for the live stage, preferably in opera; 3 years’ professional experience as a principal wig & make-up artist or hairdresser; 3 years’ professional experience constructing wigs and facial hair. A cosmetology license and/or applicable advanced education would be a plus.

Candidates should demonstrate:

  • the ability to supervise day-to-day operations, administration, planning and scheduling as needed
  • a high standard of theatrical production procedures and techniques 
  • knowledge of historical periods and their appropriate hairstyles
  • knowledge of prosthetics and basic special effects for the stage
  • in-depth knowledge and working experience of wig and facial hair construction and maintenance for stage, telecast and film, including the ability to interpret and realize designs
  • the ability to construct a high volume of wigs and facial hair efficiently, within a limited time period, to high standards  
    • knowledge of hair styling and maintenance for stage, telecast and film, including the ability to interpret and realize designs 
    • working knowledge of general and advanced make-up application (beauty, character, prosthetics and basic special effects) for stage, telecast and film, including the ability to interpret and realize designs
    • the ability to supervise a large staff 
    • strong organizational and administrative skills
  • the ability to work under pressure, within a tight time schedule
  • the ability to work independently and follow instructions with a minimum amount of supervision

Please e-mail cover letter and resume to Jenny Green, Costume Director, jgreen@laopera.org


 

 


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