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Court Theatre, a department of the University of Chicago in Hyde Park, is seeking candidates for Wardrobe Crew/Wig and Makeup Technician for its upcoming production of Two Trains Running by August Wilson. 

Responsibilities may include: Performing daily makeup application, wig maintenance, wardrobe cleaning, prepping, and routine maintenance and small repairs as necessary; Assisting the Wardrobe Supervisor in determining and executing backstage traffic patterns, costume presets and quick changes; Working with the Stage Management team to assist in executing scenic shifts, prop hand-offs, and performing any backstage special effects as needed; Communicating all pertinent information to the Costume Shop Manager, Wardrobe Supervisor, and/or Production Stage Manager promptly.

Ideal candidates will possess the following skills/attributes:

  • Evidence of skill in make-up application and wig maintenance
  • Experience in cleaning and small repairs
  • Experience in a professional tech and run 
  • Experience working with BIPOC hair/makeup, special effects and/or scar application would be preferred.

Offered Work Time Period: 

  • Earliest start date: May 3, 2022
  • Technical Rehearsals: May 5-19, 2022
  • Performances: May 13-June 12, 2022
  • Possible extension: June 15-26, 2022

* Performances are Wed 10:30am, Wed 7:30pm, Thurs & Fri 7:30pm, Sat & Sun 2pm and 7:30pm


  • $21/hr, time and a half after 40 hours. 
  • W2 Wages paid biweekly as an employee of the University of Chicago. 
  • All University of Chicago employees accrue paid sick time in accordance with the City of Chicago’s Paid Sick Leave Ordinance. 

To Apply:
Send a resume, 3 professional references, and details of your availability to with the subject “Wardrobe Crew/Wig and Makeup Technician”.

As a potential employee of the University of Chicago, candidates will need to pass a criminal background check prior to their first day.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Court Theatre is committed to engaging, with equity and intention, the communities of which we are a part: the South Side of Chicago, the University of Chicago, and the local and national theatre community, including Court’s own staff, freelance technicians, and guest artists. Court is dedicated to being an anti-racist organization and creating an environment where people of marginalized identities can feel safe and flourish.

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