Costumes & Props

Wigmaker

On-Call, Montréal, QC, CAN

Job Description

Wigmaker
Bank of candidates

We were born from an eclectic troop of performers. Come live the experience of being yourself every day to create the extraordinary.
 
OUR MISSION
Since 1984, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group has been focusing on ever more creative and magical work in order to constantly push the limits of the imagination and surprise spectators! Innovation and creativity are at the heart of our shows and will continue to transcend our upcoming productions around the world.

Today, we have a place for those who have a marked taste for thinking up exceptional products, for ensuring the smooth running of operations, for putting their ingenuity at the service of their team, in addition to contributing to enhancing their expertise and develop practices unique to Cirque du Soleil!

So don't wait any longer and join the Cirque adventure! You will meet ambitious people and people passionate about the world of entertainment!

YOUR MISSION
· Perform the cutting, molding and making of stretch and non-stretch mesh bases;
· Make and mount locks of hair;
· Ventilate the base with natural and synthetic hair, horsehair, yak, etc.;
· Perform the application of coloring and styling of wigs;
Adapt mass production techniques to ensure standardization of manufacturing methods by applying CDS manufacturing and quality procedures and standards;
· Make technical and artistic updates as requested;
· Interpret, create and modify custom wig patterns;
· Do the fittings with the artists and make the necessary adjustments;
· Gather information for the development of technical documents, write them and update the procedures to be followed, ensuring their accuracy;
Participate in research & development as well as the simplification of wigs;
Participate in the creation of prototypes from an idea, an image or a sketch, taking into account the constraints in an artistic and acrobatic performance context;
· Assess tool and material needs, and place orders;
· Perform other related duties.

YOUR UNIQUE EXPERTISE
· DEP in hairdressing or the equivalent combined with a DEC in fashion design or the equivalent;
· 4 to 6 years of experience in hairdressing, making and/or manufacturing wigs or the equivalent, including at least 3 years at CDS;
· Ability to work in 3 dimensions with dexterity and speed;
· Ability to develop new manufacturing methods;
· Ability to perform repetitive work with meticulousness, precision and requiring some physical effort;
· Ability to adapt to the unexpected and to work in a team;
Autonomy and sense of organization at work;
· Ability to work with certain toxic products, materials or non-traditional tools;
· Fluency in French and English (oral and written);
· Available and willing to travel as needed.

To keep pace with the creation, production and distribution of our products, our employer proposal is unique.

HERE IS AN OVERVIEW
· An inclusive hybrid work mode based on team experience and flexible working hours;
- Access to an individual office on the days you come to the Montreal Studio, a stimulating environment that will allow you to put all your creativity to good use;
- A culture focused on the development of fair practices and unifying events;
- Professional growth focused on high quality projects to propel your career;
- A group insurance program, RRSPs and other benefits that we will be happy to present to you;
· Personalized support adapted to your professional ambitions: training program, regular check-ins, inter-team contribution.
 
Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is committed to creating and maintaining an accessible and inclusive workplace. Proud ambassador of equality in employment, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group is committed to eliminating discrimination based on age, skin color, origins, religion, sex, sexual orientation and any other characteristic. Neutral and inclusive writing is now preferred for all new job postings.