Hair & Make-up Artists

Seattle Opera


About the project and the company

Established in 1963, Seattle Opera is committed to serving the people of the Pacific Northwest through music, storytelling, and programs for people of all ages. Each year, more than 80,000 people attend the company’s performances, and more than 100,000 people are served through school performances, radio broadcasts, and more. The organization brings opera to life in a number of different ways, offering artistic excellence through national and international collaborations. Seattle Opera strives to create an environment where artists, staff, behind-the-scenes workers, and members of the community feel a strong connection to the company, and to the art of opera. Follow Seattle Opera on Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, and on 98.1 Classical KING FM.

Job Description

Seattle Opera’s CHMU (Costumes, Hair and Makeup) Department is hiring for Hair and Makeup Artists to work on Elixir of Love this August. Current members of IATSE Local 488 will receive first consideration, but we know that the roster is unable to fill our entire call.  Now is a great time for anyone interested to learn about the HMU Department and how to join IATSE Local 488.  We will reach out to anyone qualified or who has great potential. The hourly pay is $31.12 or $29.24 per hour depending on the position.  It is important to note that these are VERY part-time hours and are primarily in the evening and weekends.  Each opera we produce has approximately 12 show calls. The Elixir of Love 1st Day of Rehearsal- July 11th, 2022 (Lead Principal HMU Artist Only) Prep Week- July 25-28, 2022 (Lead Principal HMU Artist Only) Orientation July 29, 2022 Tech Week July 31, August 2,3,and 4 Performances August 6, 7m, 12, 14m, 17, & 20 To Apply: If you are new to Seattle Opera please fill out the following: Seattle Opera HMU Application Form If you are not available for all performances but would like to be considered as a substitute, please let us know what dates you are able to fill in.

Required Qualifications

Hair and Makeup Artists must be proficient in theatrical makeup application. If makeup experience is in film, wedding, etc. applicant must be willing to learn new skills. Hair styling experience is important however a license is not needed. Must work well in a team as well as working with difficult personalities. Highly flexible and motivated individuals is a plus. Experience with wigs is a plus.

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Pay Rate

$29 - $31 hour

Audition location

Seattle WA

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