Wigs And Make-Up Technician (Opera)

£41,374 per annum, 6 month Fixed Term Contract

Full Time, 48 hours per week (annualised)

Home to two of the world`s great artistic companies – The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet, the Royal Opera House aims to enrich people`s lives through opera and ballet.

We are currently looking for an experienced Wig & Make Up Technician to join our busy team working on a 48 hour per week (averaged over a 17 week reference period) fixed term contract mainly with artists of the Royal Opera. The work involves wig making and styling; hair cutting and styling; make up and special effects for all theatrical, media and television productions of the Royal Opera House.

The ideal candidate will be a positive team player with:

  • A relevant qualification, e.g. HND or degree level course in Costume, Wigs and Make Up for the Performing Arts, and ideally the City & Guilds hairdressing diploma and make up course.
  • Substantial qualified experience in wigs and make up, with excellent skills in hairdressing, wig, make up and prosthetic techniques.
  • Creativity, efficiency and flair in interpreting the designer`s brief.
  • Excellent communication skills in dealing with artists and people at all levels.
  • Ability to work effectively either independently or in a team and collaborating closely with colleagues to achieve deadlines and targets.

A full job description and information on how to apply for this position is available below by logging in or creating an account. If you have any queries regarding the recruitment process please contact the HR Department via e-mail to hr.recruitment@roh.org.uk or by telephone on +44 (0)20 7212 9303.

We actively encourage BAME and disabled applicants and value the positive impact that difference has on our teams.

Closing Date for applications: 8.00am, Tuesday 5 November 2019

Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK.



Job Overview

  • Date Posted:
  • Expiration date:28th November 2019
  • Closed:5th November 2019
  • Location:London
  • Job Title:Wigs And Make-Up Technician (Opera)
  • Salary:£41,374.00/yr
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