Wig Assistant/Wardrobe – 2021

Website Drury Lane Productions, Inc.

 Drury Lane Theatre and Events 

Drury Lane Theatre and Events provides exceptional experiences of celebration and human connection provided by a team that is encouraged to grow personally and professionally through trust, empowerment and possibility. Our mission is to welcome everyone into our home to create, connect, celebrate and share valuable moments to last a lifetime. The Drury Lane legacy has established an environment where everyone is respected, supported and welcomed to fully immerse themselves in a shared experience of creativity and celebration.

Drury Lane Theatre 

Drury Lane Theatre provides top quality productions fueled by creativity, insight, and innovation. We offer the opportunity to encounter contemporary works, embrace the power of traditional productions, and explore boundaries of reimagined classics. Our mission is to provide the Chicagoland community with a theatrical venue to experience the power of theatre, touching the hearts and the minds of our audiences.

We immerse and support our artists and audiences in the exploration of what it means to be human and to experience the transcending power of the performing and visual arts.

We provide a home for our staff and artists, that embraces a broad definition of diversity, encompassing all characteristics that make individuals and groups different from each other.

We encourage diversity in thought, ideas and perspectives and offer respect in words and actions for all. We believe in the impartial and fair treatment of everyone, offering access, opportunity and advancement for every individual, working to eliminate the barriers that have prevented full participation for all. We strive to create an environment in which every individual or group is welcomed, respected, supported, valued and able to fully experience and participate in this transformative art form.

Position Designation: Seasonal Contract

Position Reports To: Wig Supervisor

Opportunity: Drury Lane is seeking a dynamic team player who will work closely with the Wig Supervisor and Wardrobe team to maintain wigs and assist with quick changes in an efficient manner.

Essential Knowledge Required

1-3 years’ experience with running a wig track on large shows and with wig maintenance, styling, and application required.
Proven ability to use all equipment necessary for wig styling and maintenance and familiarity with wig styling and wig care processes.
Cosmetology License a plus.
Sewing skills a plus, basic hand sewing required.
Proven problem-solving skills and a strong attention to detail.
Excellent people skills and ability to work with a wide range of personalities.
Ability to work long hours, including nights and weekends.
Ability to lift 40 lbs. repeatedly.
Ability to go up and down stairs repeatedly.
Reliable transportation required.

General Job Functions

Arrive to work promptly and regularly
Accept direction and establish and maintain effective work relationships
Concentrate and perform accurately while working under the stress of deadlines
Collaborate effectively with a wide variety of personalities and situations requiring diplomacy, tact, friendliness, poise and firmness
Demonstrate an understanding of, sensitivity to and appreciation for the diverse ethnic, socio-economic, disability and gender diversity of guests and staff
Ability to work varied shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays
Present proof of eligibility to work in the United States
Present proof of COVID-19 vaccination
Reliable transportation required

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate, converse with, and exchange information, use hands and fingers to grab and reach with hands and arms, often required to walk, climb stairs, stoop, kneel, crouch, and often lift or move up to 40 pounds, specific vision abilities include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus and specific hearing ability.

Pay and Benefits: 

Starting at $14.00 an hour

Submit Cover Letter and Resume to:

Amber Wuttke, Wig Supervisor at a.wuttke@drurylane.com


Drury Lane Theatre & Events is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Instructions to Apply:

Submit Cover Letter and Resume to:

Amber Wuttke, Wig Supervisor at a.wuttke@drurylane.com

To apply for this job email your details to a.wuttke@drurylane.com

Pay Rate/Range*: $14 hr