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We are currently seeking applicants for the following roles and departments.

We are committed to embracing diversity and inclusion across all departments, and recognise that relevant skills and experience for some roles may come from a non-theatre work setting or home context. Flexible working practices will be considered.

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WIGS ASSISTANT

The Show
Featuring her much loved songs, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical is written by Olivier Award-winning playwright Katori Hall and directed by the internationally acclaimed Phyllida Lloyd. Opened in 2018 the show plays at the Aldwych Theatre in London’s West End.

Purpose of Job
Wig Assistants are responsible for setting wigs ready for the performance, assisting cast members with wig/hair changes backstage and maintaining and washing wigs. The Wigs department is a busy and fast paced department, and this is a great opportunity for someone who has experience working with Wigs, and has aspirations working in the Wigs Hair and Makeup department of a busy musical production.

Duties and Responsibilities Include
• Assisting the actors in performances with dressing in their wigs/styling their hair, including quick changes.
• To clean and dress/set wigs daily so they are in working order for each performance.
• To cut/style hair as required.
• Attend rehearsal, technical, dress and costume understudy rehearsals as required.
• Deal with emergency repairs to wigs.
• Recognise where maintenance work needs to be carried out on a wig and report to the Head of WHAM.
• Help actors to change out of wigs at the end of performance and to return wigs to the WHAM department ready for cleaning/resetting.
• Ensure that work materials and all wigs are kept in a tidy and secure manner.
• Ensure that security, safety and good housekeeping procedures for the department are properly carried out.
• Work collaboratively with other departments, including the Theatre’s technical team, to ensure the smooth running of the show.
• Attend rehearsal, technical, dress and understudy rehearsals as required.
• Comply with the Manager’s Health and Safety and other policies at all times.

Person Specification
The post-holder must have the following:
• Experience with styling and dressing wigs and hair.
• The ability to wash and maintain wigs to the specified standard.
• The ability to work under minimum supervision and to adapt work in accordance with performance requirements.
• Experience of working on a large production.
• The ability to work as part of a large team.
• Good communication skills.
Desirable
• Experience working with Afro hair.
• Experience working in live performance/theatre.
• Experience of repairing wigs.
• Experience of cutting hair.

Smoking Policy Please note that the usual place of work, Aldwych Theatre, is a no-smoking building.

Alcohol Policy All staff are expected to remain alcohol free during working hours and take personal responsibility for presenting themselves in a fit state for work i.e. alcohol free.

Outline of Terms and Conditions
TITLE OF POST: Wigs Assistant
START DATE: 29th July 2024
SCHEDULE: 8 performances Monday-Saturday performances (Sunday rest day).
Ad hoc rehearsal and press/marketing calls.
PAY: £792.30 per week (BECTU Grade 3 plus buy out of 8 hours per week averaged across the contract)

Application Procedure
To apply, please send a CV and a short covering letter (no more than one page) outlining your suitability for the role, together with a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to [email protected] by midnight on 4 July 2024 (quoting WIGS ASSISTANT in the subject line).

We are committed to embracing diversity and inclusion across all departments and recognise that relevant skills and experience may come from a non-theatre work setting or home context. Flexible working practices will be considered.

DEPUTY HEAD OF WIGS, HAIR and MAKEUP