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Make Up Assistants - Talent Pool

Job Introduction

Responsible for setting up and maintaining the hair and make-up stations. Prepare all the equipment and assist make-up artists as required.

Role Responsibility

  • Work on a variety of programmes across a range of genres, observing how different departments function and building experience.
  • Communicate with colleagues and actors on day-to-day issues with make-up.
  • Assist with product stocktaking and the purchasing of supplies, ensuring that demand for products is met.
  • Own general make-up administration tasks and continuity record filing.
  • Set-up and maintain workstations, including loading and unloading make-up and hair kits between locations.
  • Apply make-up, affix small prosthetics and wigs/facial hair, and cut hair.

Are you the right candidate?

  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced operational environment.
  • Ability to interpret and break-down a script.
  • Experience of both make-up and hairdressing, with a basic understanding of the various roles in design and production teams.
  • A good understanding of the principles, practices and craft skills applicable to make-up and hair.
  • Ability to deal with all colleagues with diplomacy and tact (including actors and supporting artists).
  • Ability to work as part of a team, clearly and concisely communicating information and effectively organising work.
  • Knowledge of relevant health and safety legislation and procedures.
  • Expected to have own basic kit.
  • Creative problem-solving skills, flexibility and keen eye for detail.
  • Vocational qualification at Level 2 in Media Make-Up.
  • Level 2-3 NVQ in Hairdressing (or equivalent).



  • Good IT skills.
  • Experience of working in a theatre or wig makers.

Understanding of the freelance nature and structure of the industry.

Package Description

This is an Assistant Make-up Artist Talentpool.

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