Guthrie Theater | Overhire Wig Assistant

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The Guthrie Theater seeks Overhire Wig Assistants to support our shows. The Overhire Wig Assistant is responsible for building, dressing and maintaining wigs to help maintain the desired look of a production.

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Reports to: Wig and Makeup Supervisor
Compensation: $22.65 per hour  

The Guthrie Theater engages exceptional theater artists in the exploration of both classic and contemporary plays connecting the community we serve to one another and to the world. Through its extraordinary artists, staff and facility, the Guthrie is committed to the people of Minnesota, and from its place, rooted deeply in the Twin Cities, influences the field as a leading 21st century arts organization. 

Every year more than 500 people, both on stage and off, help ensure our success in creating and supporting the highest level of theater. As an organization, we are committed to our values of Artistic Excellence, Community, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and Fiscal Responsibility.

The Guthrie Theater would like to acknowledge that we gather on the traditional land of the Dakota People and honor with gratitude the land itself and the people who have stewarded it throughout the generations, including the Ojibwe and other Indigenous nations.

The Guthrie employs overhire staff on an as-needed basis which varies throughout the year based on the needs of each production. All overhire positions may range in both required experiences and length of commitment. These positions are covered by a collective bargaining agreement with IATSE Local 13 and are paid on an hourly basis. All overhire employees are expected to center, model and champion the Guthrie’s core values of Artistic Excellence; Community; Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; and Fiscal Responsibility.

The Overhire Wig Assistant is responsible for building, dressing and maintaining wigs to help maintain the desired look of a production. The pay rate for this non-exempt Union position is $22.65 per hour.

The Guthrie is dedicated to building an equitable environment that is mixed across lines of difference and strongly encourages applications from Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, transgender and non-binary candidates. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • Demonstrated experience with wig construction and maintenance.  
  • Demonstrated leadership experience.
  • Cosmetology license preferred but not required.
  • Knowledge of precision hair cutting.
  • Knowledge of hair and wig dressing.
  • Knowledge of products used with hair and wigs.
  • Knowledge of makeup and the application of makeup to assist actors during tech week.
  • Flexibility to move from project to project quickly and manage time efficiently.
  • Willingness to work cooperatively and effectively as part of a team.
  • Commitment to fostering positive working relationships.
  • Strong commitment to safety and ergonomics in the workplace.
  • Ability to lift 20 lbs preferred.
  • Must be willing and able to work flexible hours/days, including evenings and weekends, reflective of the dynamic schedule of the theater.
  • Experience, ability, and commitment to working with individuals and teams that are mixed across lines of difference such as race, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, ability, age, class and immigrant status.

For the safety of our guests and staff, the Guthrie Theater requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Documentation of vaccination status must be provided if an offer of employment is made.

Applicants must submit a resume to be considered for the position.


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Guthrie Theater
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Posted December 21