Call for Submissions from Theatre professionals for Rainbow Stage’s 2016 Season

Rainbow Stage is inviting applications from Theatre Professionals for the following contract position:

Head Wig Master

Anticipated Dates: Immediately – September 4th, 2016
*The individual should have a minimum of 2 years professional experience in the area of Hair & Wigs*

Submissions must be emailed by February 19th, 2016

The Head Wig Master position involves the following:

  • Design, supply, coordinate, prepare and maintain Hair & Wigs as required for each production as per consultations with the Show Director(s).
  • Coordinate and facilitate Hair & Wig fittings for cast as scheduled by Stage Management.
  • Execute any Hair & Wig modifications including cuts and colourings.
  • Assemble and manage Hair & Wig styling supplies, accessories and implements as needed.
  • Manage and reconcile Hair & Wigs budgets for accounting purposes.
  • Report directly to the Production Manager.
  • Attend all Production Meetings.
  • Attend Rehearsals as requested by Directors and Management.
  • Address all Hair & Wigs notes provided to you from published rehearsals and show reports.
  • Oversee the completion of all Hair & Wig elements including fittings and alterations according to the design concept by the scheduled Dress Rehearsal for production photos.
  • Together with the Artistic Director, interview and select a Lead Hair & Wig Assistant.
  • Engage the Lead Hair & Wig Assistant for the purpose of maintaining the Hair and Wigs Department.
  • Create Hair & Wig prep, quick-change and show tracking lists.
  • Attend each performance (Shrek) to manage the Wigs Department for pre-show styling, maintenance, applications, pre-sets, quick changes, post-show washing, styling and maintenance.
  • Deliver all wigs fitted, styled and prepared by: August 5th, 2016 (Shrek).


  • Possess a strong knowledge of the fundamentals of professional theatre.
  • Possess strong knowledge and experience in all areas of theatrical Hair & Wigs.
  • Must have access to Hair & Wig resources and suppliers.
  • Must have strong time management, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Must posses a valid driver’s licence.
  • Access to a vehicle is a requirement.
Submit applications by email ONLY to:
Subject: Head Wig Master
Submissions must be emailed by February 19th, 2016

*All applicants are thanked in advance for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted*

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