Hair, Wig & Make-Up Supervisor

Title: HAIR, WIG & MAKEUP SUPERVISOR

Term of Employment:  Seasonal, Hourly

Schedule: Full Time, start/end dates vary by production

Department: Hair, Wig, & Makeup

Salary: : $20.00 – $22.00 per hour

Reports To: Costume Director

Mission Statement

Broadway Sacramento is committed to the presentation of quality theatrical productions to enrich the cultural life of the greater Sacramento region, the state of California, the United States, and the international community. The goals of the organization are to preserve and expand the American musical theatre as an art form by educating new audiences and nurturing aspiring artists.

Overall Responsibility

Oversee all operations and employees in the Hair, Wig, & Makeup Department.

Key Relationships

  • Hair, Wig, & Makeup Designer
  • Costume Director
  • Costume Design Team
  • Wig Dressers
  • Stage Management Team
  • Wardrobe Team

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Executes legwork for wig rentals, locating items in stock, and/or purchasing.
  • Collaborates with the Designer during the build process as needed for fittings, styling, building, altering, or manufacturing all wigs, hairstyles, and facial hair.
  • Facilitate or perform haircuts needed on a specific production.
  • Maintain the wig/hair stock in an organized and accessible way.
  • Collaborate with Costume and Wardrobe departments to identify interdepartmental needs in preparation for quick-change rehearsal, dress rehearsal, and performance.
  • Collaborates with the Hair, Wig, & Makeup designer (or specialty Makeup Designer) to create and maintain any specialty make-up for specific productions.
  • Train wig running crew and supervise during dress rehearsals and performances.
  • Dress performers in wigs or hairpieces as necessary during dress rehearsals and performances.
  • Perform quick changes that involve hair modification, including wigs, re-styles, and touch-ups.
  • Order (or facilitate rentals of) hair and specialty make-up supplies, as necessary.
  • Create a hair maintenance schedule for wig washing, re-sets, and maintenance haircuts.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Costume Director or Hair, Wig, & Makeup Designers.

Qualifications

  • Previous professional experience supervising Hair, Wig, & Makeup departments is required.
  • Demonstrated hair and wig styling experience.
  • Working knowledge of Hair, Wig, & Makeup materials and professional experience in theatrical hair and make-up techniques
  • Ability to work with actors and make them feel comfortable and confident regarding their hair, wigs, and makeup.
  • Basic computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive.
  • Experience in personnel workflow and time management.
  • Experience in developing and procedures and creating documentation.
  • Working knowledge of safety standards and implementation. 
  • Ability to set a standard of excellence and inspire a sense of group responsibility among team members.
  • Ability to plan and anticipate potential setbacks.
  • Exhibited self-reliance, creative problem-solving skills, and willingness to seek out all possible solutions to challenges.
  • Remain calm under stress; de-escalate when appropriate. Have the interpersonal awareness to read a situation and the needs of those involved. Resolve conflict calmly and succinctly.
  • Ability to teach new or different techniques when needed. 
  • Ability to give clear directions, encourage questions, and answer them with patience and clarity when working with staff, interns and/or volunteers.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods.
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. to a height of 3-5 feet.
  • Ability to work and move in dimly lit areas.
  • Frequently required to use repetitive hand motions and to reach and bend.
  • Regularly required to stand, sit, talk, see, and hear.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

About Broadway Sacramento

Broadway Sacramento is Northern California’s premiere producer and presenter of musical theatre, and the largest nonprofit musical theatre in California. Since the inception of Broadway At Music Circus in 1951 under an open-air, circus-style big top, Broadway Sacramento has grown to become the most successful nonprofit performing arts organization in Northern California. Between Broadway At Music Circus and Broadway On Tour, Broadway Sacramento entertains over 250,000 patrons every year.

Broadway Sacramento is committed to creating an equitable, inclusive, and accessible environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer.