Wigs & Make-up Senior Technician - Fixed-Term Contract

Fixed term for 2 years

The role will include an element of skill specific training.

Full time; 42.5 hours per week

£43,328.38 per annum

Based in: Covent Garden, London

Who we are:

The Royal Opera House continues to lead the way in opera, ballet, music and dance both live on stage and through multiple digital platforms, from live streaming to worldwide cinema screenings. The Royal Opera House wants to share these life-changing artforms with as many people as we can, working to enrich the cultural life of the nation by growing the public enjoyment and appreciation of exceptional ballet and opera.

The role:

Our Technical, Production and Costume Department plays a leading part in ensuring our performances are of the highest quality by delivering technical excellence for every performance, rehearsal, and event.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Wigs & Make Up professional to join our busy team in a newly created specialist position, working across both Opera and Ballet. The postholder will develop their current Wigs, Hair and Make-Up skills by undertaking training on global majority hair and make-up, and subsequently sharing this knowledge and developing skills with the wider team.

What you`ll bring:

The ideal candidate will be a team player, with excellent communication skills and a collaborative approach, who can demonstrate:

  • A proven track record in performance-related Wig and Make-up work for major companies.
  • A keen interest in global majority hair care and make-up and textured hair techniques, and an enthusiasm for learning and developing these skills in the role and sharing that knowledge with the wider team.
  • An excellent background in a wide variety of wig and make-up preparation techniques including wig making.
  • Proven ability to realise make-up looks from an existing design.
  • An awareness of hair types and the latest hair and wig styling techniques and products, creating historical period styles, wig fittings, and carrying out routine alterations and re-fronting.
  • Demonstrable experience in running performances and providing excellent levels of customer care.
  • Demonstrable understanding of Health and Safety implications of the role.

This role is a fixed term contract funded post with a focus on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion initiatives in Wigs and Make-up skills, specifically global majority hair care. The role will include training and external placements and sharing that learning across the department. Experience with our arts forms is not a pre-requisite for this position.

How to apply:

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, then we`d love to hear from you. A full job description is attached below, along with the ROH information pack which includes details on what benefits we offer. If you have any access requirements for your application, please contact the ROH Recruitment Team on hr.recruitment@roh.org.uk

The Royal Opera House is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment in which everyone can thrive. We particularly welcome applications from those who arefrom a global majority background and/or those who aredisabled,as they are under-represented within our organisation. As a Disability Confident Employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential minimum criteria for our vacancies.

Closing date for applications: 8am, Monday 22nd July 2024.

Interviews will be held w/c 29th July 2024.

We are looking for this role to start at the end of August 2024.

Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK. No agencies.

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