Deputy Head of Wigs, Hair & Make-Up


We are currently seeking a Deputy Head of Wigs, Hair & Make-up to join our Theatre & Performance Department on a full-time, permanent basis.

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The role:
The Deputy Head of Wigs, Hair & Make-up works closely with the Head of Wigs, Hair & Make-up to support the smooth running of this busy department. They will work with designers and the wider production team to bring designs from page to stage.

They will support Wigs, Hair & Make-up Assistants to ensure the smooth running of technical rehearsals, that performances are prepped and run smoothly, they will also able to provide cover for performances when needed.

The Deputy Head of Wigs, Hair & Make-up plays an important role ensuring skills are shared within the department, encouraging and supporting the team. Wigs are made in-house so these skills are essential. Learning and training is key to support best practice, and teaching and passing on skills is something we encourage, particularly as part of our placement programme.

The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years’ relevant experience in a professional theatre setting, with demonstrable experience of working with a range of materials, an open attitude to the challenges of working with new products. They will be competent in Wigs, Hair & Make-up, especially in wig making and construction. Working both individually and alongside a team, the Deputy Head of WHAM will have the ability to communicate confidently with individuals and coordinate with other departments. We’re looking for someone who has confidence managing a key department, with the ability to look and plan ahead as well as reacting to immediate issues with assurance and creativity. For the full job description and person specification please see the downloadable document on our main jobs page.

The team:
The Production Department at Shakespeare’s Globe deliver busy seasons of productions with a repertory system running in both the Globe Theatre over Summer and the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse over Winter. A small in-house team manage every aspect of the productions, from initial designs through to final performances.

To apply:
For more information, please download the job description from To apply, please complete the online application form by 10am on Wednesday 22 May 2024.

We regret that because of the high volume of anticipated applications, we may be unable to contact unsuccessful candidates. If you have a query, please email


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