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Reports to: Director of Production

Wig & Make-up Designer

SARASOTA OPERA seeks a full time seasonal Wig &Make-up Designer for our 2014-2015 season. (October - November, January - March).

The designer is responsible for wigs and make-up for six opera productions, and all operations of the Wig and Make-up department, incl.: purchasing materials, supervising three assistants and two interns, training singers in W&MU application, construction, fitting and maintenance of W&MU. Designer will collaborate with artistic and stage directors on design. Designer must have prior opera experience, superior wig construction skills including ventilation, be comfortable working in period styles and have access to research tools. Designer must be organized, flexible and be available for fittings, rehearsals and attend all performances.

Repertory opera experience preferred. Housing and travel expenses provided. Salary based on qualifications and experience.

Send resume and cover letter to: prodjobs@sarasotaopera.org with “Wig & Make-up Designer 2015” in the subject line.

Wig & Make-up Assistant

SARASOTA OPERA seeks a Wig &Make-up Assistant for our 2014-2015 season (October-November, January-March).

Assistant will participate as directed in all W&MU department operations, incl.: construction, fitting and maintenance of W&MU. Ideal candidate possesses experience in wig styling, ventilating and maintenance as well as stage make-up application (No license required for position.). Repertory opera experience preferred. Housing and travel expenses provided. Salary based on qualifications and experience.

Send resume and cover letter to prodjobs@sarasotaopera.org with “Wig & Make-up Assistant 2015” in the subject line.

Wig & Make-up Interns

SARASOTA OPERA seeks a Wig & Make-up Interns for our 2014-2015 season (January-March).

Intern should have some working knowledge of opera and/or theater, some hair or wig application work, or have worked in another department and desires to know more about wig, makeup application. Intern must be available nights and weekends as needed and attend all performances. (No license required for position.). Weekly stipend provided.

Send resume and cover letter to prodjobs@sarasotaopera.org with “Wig & Make-up Intern 2015” in the subject line.

About Sarasota Opera

Based in Florida's beautiful Gulf Coast, Sarasota Opera, in its 56th season, produces outstanding opera true to the vision of the composer to entertain, enrich, and educate its communities, as well as patrons from across the state and around the world.

Since 1982, Sarasota Opera has been under the artistic leadership of Victor DeRenzi. Under Maestro DeRenzi, Sarasota Opera has garnered international attention with its Masterwork Revivals Series, which presents neglected works of artistic merit, as well as for its Verdi Cycle producing the complete works of Giuseppe Verdi. Recognizing the importance of training, Maestro DeRenzi founded the Apprentice Artist and Studio Artist programs. Sarasota Opera also maintains a commitment to education through its performances for local schools and the unique Sarasota Youth Opera program.

The company owns and performs in the 1,129 seat Sarasota Opera House. Opened in 1926 as the A.B. Edwards Theatre, the facility was originally a vaudeville and move theater. Purchased by the company in 1979, it was reopened in 1984 and renamed the Sarasota Opera House. The company completed a $20 million dollar historic renovation and restoration in 2008. The project was designed to restore the historic 1926 theater to its original glory, while creating a venue for opera for the 21st century. Decorative details have been restored, seating has been replaced, and the orchestra pit almost doubled in size to accommodate operas that require larger orchestras. Backstage systems have been updated, and public areas and amenities expanded and enhanced.

Sarasota Opera is an Equal Opportunity Employer.