• Role

    Technical Theatre

  • Salary

    In excess of SOLT/BECTU Grade 1

  • Type

    Fixed Term Contract - Full Time

  • Closing Date

    18-05-2022 at 18:01

  • Location

    5th Floor, 65 Chandos Place
    Greater London
    WC2N 4HG

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Sonia Friedman Productions is seeking applications for a full-time, experienced Head of Wigs, Hair and Make-up on the London production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. 

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, this new play by Jack Thorne received its world premiere in London’s West End at the Palace Theatre in summer 2016. The critically acclaimed production is the most awarded West End play in the history of the Olivier Awards, winning a record-breaking nine awards including Best New Play and Best Director in 2017. 

Candidates will require relevant hands-on professional experience in a management position: they should be able to lead a team and demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills. They should run a successful department and liaise with all other departments on the production and associated personnel. Candidates should be able to work calmly and efficiently under pressure as well as having strong organisational and time management qualities to ensure that the production runs efficiently and smoothly, and the WHAM designs are maintained. 

Technical skills required include excellent: wig dressing, men and women's hair cutting, styling and make-up.  Candidates should be trained in cutting and styling Afro-textured hair.

Experience on a large-scale production is essential. 

We are committed to a workplace that embraces diversity and inclusion. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from those currently underrepresented in our workforce.

Start Date: June 2022 

Please Note: All applicants must be able to commit to the full contract. 

Job Location: West End London 

Contract Type: A year contract in the first instance, then the contract will be rolling.  

Salary: Competitive HOD salary, in excess of SOLT/BECTU Grade 1. Plus yearly bonus and Sunday pay. 

Weekly Hours: 8 shows per week plus maintenance and understudy calls.  

Application Deadline: 18th May 2022, 6pm.

Closing Date

18-05-2022 at 18:01

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