Hair and Makeup Supervisor – To Kill a Mockingbird National Tour

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Reports To

The Hair and Makeup (HMU) Supervisor reports to the Head Carpenter.

Job Overview

The HMU Supervisor is responsible for the care, management, maintenance, and organization of hairstyles including haircuts and hair color dyeing, wigs, and makeup. They must safely load in and out of various venues and take lead on training the local labor. A current cosmetology license and theatrical wig experience is preferred.


The HMU Supervisor is in charge of all the touring crew within their department. In addition to supervising their department’s members, they are also responsible for a local crew of stagehands during load-in and load-out as well as performances.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Maintain the style of the production as dictated by the Designer
    • Create and execute a proper cleaning schedule of wigs and tools
    • Create and execute a schedule for actor cuts and colors
    • Coordinate with local salons for work needed outside skill range
    • Purchase and maintain any specialty makeup and hair supplies
  • Load In / Load Out
    • Oversee and train local wardrobe crew to prepare the hairstyles, wigs, and/or makeup for the show or load-out
    • Continue to execute and advise on hair or wig styling and repairs
    • Load and secure hair elements in touring trailers
  • Supervision
    • Lead and direct local hair team to assist in preparing the wigs for the show
    • Oversee and direct the Hair and Makeup Assistant
  • Show Call
    • Teach local crew members show cues
    • Perform all show cues not done by a local
  • Staffing Recommendations
    • Work closely with Production Management to advise on hiring and firing within the department
    • Make best recommendation for open positions within the department

NETworks is committed to building and retaining an inclusive and diverse staff across all projects. As an equal opportunity at-will employer, we strive to create working environments that are welcoming, inclusive, and equitable. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, or national origin. Applicants of all ethnic and racial backgrounds, gender identities, and abilities are encouraged to apply.

NETworks crew members have the opportunity to work with a tight knit team to prep, load-in/out and run exciting Broadway tours throughout North America, while collaborating with the industry’s leading directors, choreographers and designers. All crew members work under IATSE contracts with benefits. Each tour varies in size, length and route and may include full week, split week and single night engagements. Touring experience is preferred but not required. NETworks offers tremendous growth potential for its crew members, and most have enjoyed continual employment for many years.

COVID: Except as prohibited by applicable law, all members of the touring company are required to be fully vaccinated.

Pay for touring technicians is dependent on the IATSE qualification of each tour. Employees receive weekly salary of $1600 plus per diem and benefits, including health and welfare.



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