- Production Apprentice, Hair & Makeup

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Production Apprentice, Hair & Makeup


Production Apprentice, Hair & Makeup

$16/hour - $18/hour
• Intern Level


Juilliard: This apprenticeship is for individuals serious about pursuing a professional career in theatrical wigs, hair, and makeup.

Category Hair / Makeup  Production Assistant 
Location Greater New York City Area
Time Period Unknown
Posted Date May 01, 2023
Start Date Aug 07, 2023
End Date N/A

Job Description

The Professional Apprentice Program is a training ground to provide learning and teaching opportunities for Apprentices during their time at the School. The Program recruits a talented group of people to take part in an intensive, hands-on experience, participating in a variety of roles from daily administrative activities to production operations. Apprentices will participate in workshops, discussions and/or other opportunities that will support, develop, and expand on the skills to help them succeed within the workplace and their chosen career paths.

For a description of all apprentice roles for the 23-24 season, please refer to the Apprentice Page on the Juilliard Website.

This is a full-time position. This apprenticeship is for individuals serious about pursuing a professional career in theatrical wigs, hair, and makeup. Apprentice duties center on wig construction, styling, and running shows. The apprentice will participate in every step of the build process, from the initial head measurement through maintenance of the wig during a run.

Salary: $16-$17.75 per hour or a contract of $24,320 - $29,820 annual (dependent on agreed contract dates)

Role Responsibilities:
  • Wig styling and facial hair building and alterations
  • Wig and Makeup Run Crew positions—putting student performers into wig, hair, makeup looks for productions, running quick changes, and handling maintenance of wigs and makeup throughout run of show.
  • Shop and stock organization and maintenance
Minimum Requirements:
  • All apprentices will need basic knowledge of the craft they intend to pursue. As such, we are asking for any of the following training: Bachelor’s Degree towards related field; Related professional experience or transferable skills; A combination of educational, professional experience, or transferable skills.
  • Active Cosmetology License or Make-Up Course Accreditation
Preferred Background:
  • Ideal candidate has some prior backstage theatrical and/or film and television experience.
Apprentice Application Process:
Application materials must include:
  • Resume
  • If applicable, please include a website link or other social media that showcases your work.
  • Cover Letter
  • Please state the role that interests you. Describe your reasons for pursuing an apprenticeship and how it relates to your career goals. Please include information about yourself that may not be immediately apparent from the review of your resume.
If one of our hiring managers is interested in interviewing you, we will ask for three (3) professional letters of reference. Please reach out to if you have any questions about the process.
Please note that all application submissions must include a cover letter. No applications will be considered without a cover letter. 

Job Type Intern  Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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