Wig and Make-up Apprentice

Chicago Shakespeare Theater seeks a self-motivated and detail-oriented individual to join our production department as a Wig and Make-up Apprentice.  The Apprentice makes up the third full-time member of the Wig and Make-up team and is involved in the planning for and creation of wigs and makeup for all CST productions.

The apprentice will receive experience in ventilating and dressing wigs and facial hair, organizing and running large scale productions, and fitting and refronting wigs.  An ideal candidate will have a strong interest in wigmaking, knowledge of period hairstyles and stage make-up, stitching experience, and experience in running large shows in a wardrobe or wig/make-up capacity. 

Position is a salaried with benefits, staff position.  Schedule is full time with night and weekend work sometimes required.  The apprentice will be asked to work on the run crew of CST productions when needed.

This position is designed to help recent graduates enter the workplace and gain valuable, specialized experience they may not have been able to receive in college.  As such, only applicants with degrees conferred in the past two years will be considered.  The term of all CST Apprenticeships is 1-2 years.  Position will begin no later than June.

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and 3 references via email to formatted as .pdf, please.  Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received.  No phone calls, please.  Chicago Shakespeare Theater is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all to apply.

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