Vacancy: Makeup Artist

We are staging ‘Alice in Wonderland’ (adaptation by Richard Stratton) as part of the Wandsworth Arts Festival & Fringe in May (show dates below). It’s being performed at the Battersea Library (Clapham Junction), and we have a placement available for a makeup artist.

Duties will include designing and applying the makeup for the Cheshire Cat, the White Rabbit (and any other characters you think would benefit!) – for rehearsals and shows. You will be working alongside our top Design team, Director, and producer, who are all experienced in their fields and can offer mentoring and skill development.  

This is a great opportunity to operate as a full crew member, to gain invaluable experience in hands-on production roles, where you are supported and mentored by industry professionals.

You will need to be available for an initial meeting to discuss the project, and then via email to keep abreast of design developments, but the below dates are the only ones we’d need you on site for rehearsal/production.

– Rehearsal, Sunday 12th April (approx 12-6pm)

– Rehearsal, Sunday 26th April (approx 12-6pm)

– Get in/tech/dress rehearsal day, Thurs 30th April, 2-8pm

– Show dates: Sat 2nd May (6 & 7.30pm); Mon 4th May (3 & 4pm); Fri 8th May (7.30pm); Sat 9th May (6 & 7.30pm); Fri 15th May (7.30pm); Sat 16th May (6 & 7.30pm)

The placement is unpaid but we can offer travel expenses up to £50.

Here are a few blogs about how excellent it is to work with us…

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To apply, send a brief outline of why you’re interested in the project, your availability, and a copy of your CV, to



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