Hair and Makeup Crew

Fisher Center at Bard

60 Manor Ave
NY 12504




Apr 14, 2023

Over eight weeks this summer (June–August), Bard SummerScape, a multi-arts festival presented by the Fisher Center at Bard, returns with an entire season of dance, theater, opera, music, and the beloved Spiegeltent, staged for in-person audiences from Bard’s idyllic 1,000-acre campus. It’s Frank Gehry-designed performing arts center while adhering to rigorous health and safety protocols.

The Hair and Makeup Crew will support the execution of hair and makeup elements and needs for the SummerScape Dance and Opera productions. They will report to the Hair and Makeup Supervisor and work closely with the designers.

This season position is from June 5 - August 1st, non-exempt, paid hourly at a rate of $17-18. Hours will average 35–40 hours/week, with potential for overtime.

This position requires on-site work; campus housing will be provided free of charge if needed. Air conditioned accommodations are not guaranteed. Meals from campus dining facilities will be provided as well.


-Assistance in makeup & hair styling
-Teaching performers how to do their makeup, leading makeup tutorials
-Assist in the care, styling, and upkeep of wigs and hair for the run of the production
-Show tracking, set up makeup stations, and assist in quick changes
-Ensure that the H&MU operations of technical rehearsals and performances runs smoothly
-Ensure that BIPOC performers are provided with the necessary and appropriate hair and makeup support

Company-Wide Responsibilities:
-The Fisher Center is currently undergoing an organization-wide change process toward becoming an anti-racist, multicultural institution. All on staff are expected to:
-Commit to anti-racism and inclusivity at the Fisher Center. This includes participating in pieces of training when scheduled, supporting departmental, company-wide, and cross-departmental collaboration in issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and furthering your independent journey with anti-racism
-Contribute in meaningful ways to the organizational culture


-At least two years of experience in theatrical, opera, and/or film/television wigs and makeup, including on a H&MU run crew
-Experience with styling BIPOC performer hair and makeup
-Cosmetology license preferred


-Knowledge of and experience in wig-making, styling, and maintenance
-Familiarity with a variety of period styles
-Proficiency in the proper care and maintenance of BIPOC hair, as well as makeup techniques and applications for BIPOC skin tones
-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
-Excellent organizational skills with keen attention to detail
-Maintaining calm, professionalism, and etiquette while assisting performers in preparations and quick changes.
-This position requires flexible work hours and evenings/days reflective of the dynamic schedule of a performing arts festival.
-Ability to be collaborative, self-motivated, and bring a positive, can-do attitude!
-Bard College requires all employees to be fully vaccinated, including boosters, when eligible.


-Lifting, pushing, and packing materials up to 30 lbs.
-Extended periods of standing and sitting, climbing stairs.
-Frequently works in dimly lit spaces assisting with quick changes.
-May handle dyes, natural and synthetic fibers, and materials including but not limited to hair, feathers, powders, and more.


Bard’s beautiful 1,000-acre campus is situated on the east bank of the Hudson River in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Community life is defined by numerous cultural and recreational opportunities in the surrounding historic Hudson River Valley and by proximity to New York City. Nearby towns and villages include Rhinebeck, Tivoli, and Red Hook, New York.


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Applications for this position will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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Bard College is an equal-opportunity employer, and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information. Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.


The Fisher Center develops, produces, and presents performing arts across disciplines through new productions and context-rich programs that challenge and inspire. As a premier professional performing arts center and a hub for research and education, the Fisher Center supports artists, students, and audiences in developing and examining artistic ideas, offering perspectives from the past and present, as well as visions of the future. The Fisher Center demonstrates Bard’s commitment to the performing arts as a cultural and educational necessity. Home is the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, designed by Frank Gehry and located on the campus of Bard College in New York’s Hudson Valley. The Fisher Center offers outstanding programs to many communities, including the students and faculty of Bard College and audiences in the Hudson Valley, New York City, across the country, and around the world. Building on a 163-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard is committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow’s thought leaders.

Learn more about the Fisher Center, its programs, and its values at


Founded in 1860, Bard College is a four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences located 90 miles north of New York City. With the addition of the Montgomery Place estate, Bard’s campus consists of nearly 1000 park-like acres in the Hudson River Valley. It offers the bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, and bachelor of music degrees, with majors in nearly 40 academic programs; graduate degrees in 11 programs; nine early colleges; and numerous dual-degree programs nationally and internationally. Building on its 163-year history as a competitive and innovative undergraduate institution, Bard College has expanded its mission as a private institution acting in the public interest across the country and worldwide to meet broader student needs and increase access to liberal education. The undergraduate program at our main campus in upstate New York has a reputation for scholarly excellence, a focus on the arts, and civic engagement. Bard is committed to enriching culture, public life, and democratic discourse by training tomorrow’s thought leaders. For more information about Bard College, visit