Theatrical and Performance Makeup Artists
On the Job
Theatrical and Performance Makeup Artists apply makeup to performers. It is their job to make sure makeup reflects the period, setting, or situation of the actor's role.
This career requires good eyesight and time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Design costumes or cosmetic effects for characters.
- Review production information to determine costume or makeup requirements.
- Collaborate with others to determine production details.
- Apply cleansing or conditioning agents to client hair, scalp, or skin.
- Apply makeup to alter or enhance appearance.
- Groom wigs or hairpieces.
- Manage budgets for personal services operations.
- Prepare operational reports or records.
- Demonstrate activity techniques or equipment use.
- Teach health or hygiene practices.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Close physical proximity with other people.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- High levels of competition.
- Working with a group or team.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
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