Makeup Artists, Theatrical & Performance

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Job Outlook:
None
Education: Postsecondary nondegree award
Salary
High: $170,860.00
Average: $93,850.00
Hourly
Average: $45.12

What they do:

Apply makeup to performers to reflect period, setting, and situation of their role.

On the job, you would:

  • Duplicate work precisely to replicate characters' appearances on a daily basis.
  • Apply makeup to enhance or alter the appearance of people appearing in productions such as movies.
  • Select desired makeup shades from stock, or mix oil, grease, and coloring to achieve specific color effects.

Personality

A3 Your Strengths Importance

Characteristics of this Career

96% Attention to Detail  -  Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
95% Dependability  -  Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
94% Self-Control  -  Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
93% Stress Tolerance  -  Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high-stress situations.
90% Adaptability/Flexibility  -  Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
90% Cooperation  -  Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
88% Concern for Others  -  Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
85% Initiative  -  Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
84% Integrity  -  Job requires being honest and ethical.
84% Persistence  -  Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
82% Achievement/Effort  -  Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
81% Innovation  -  Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
73% Independence  -  Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
72% Social Orientation  -  Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
72% Leadership  -  Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
66% Analytical Thinking  -  Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
A3 Your Strengths Importance

Strengths

100% Artistic  -  Work involves creating original visual artwork, performances, written works, food, or music for a variety of media, or applying artistic principles to the design of various objects and materials. Artistic occupations are often associated with visual arts, applied arts and design, performing arts, music, creative writing, media, or culinary art.
67% Realistic  -  Work involves designing, building, or repairing of equipment, materials, or structures, engaging in physical activity, or working outdoors. Realistic occupations are often associated with engineering, mechanics and electronics, construction, woodworking, transportation, machine operation, agriculture, animal services, physical or manual labor, athletics, or protective services.
A3 Your Strengths Importance

Values of the Work Environment

61% Relationships  -  Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.

Aptitude

A3 Your Strengths Importance

Abilities | Cognitive, Physical, Personality

72% Near Vision  -  The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
69% Oral Expression  -  The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
69% Arm-Hand Steadiness  -  The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
69% Oral Comprehension  -  The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
69% Manual Dexterity  -  The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
66% Finger Dexterity  -  The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
66% Visual Color Discrimination  -  The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.

Job Details

Responsibilities
Collaborate with others to determine production details.
Apply makeup to alter or enhance appearance.
Manage budgets for personal services operations.
Apply makeup to alter or enhance appearance.
Apply makeup to alter or enhance appearance.
Apply makeup to alter or enhance appearance.
Apply cleansing or conditioning agents to client hair, scalp, or skin.
Assess skin or hair conditions.
Review production information to determine costume or makeup requirements.
Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
Prepare operational reports or records.
Review production information to determine costume or makeup requirements.
Apply makeup to alter or enhance appearance.
Review production information to determine costume or makeup requirements.
Design costumes or cosmetic effects for characters.
Design costumes or cosmetic effects for characters.
Collaborate with others to determine production details.
Review production information to determine costume or makeup requirements.
Apply makeup to alter or enhance appearance.
Groom wigs or hairpieces.
Demonstrate activity techniques or equipment use.
Teach health or hygiene practices.
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Attributes & Percentage of Time Spent

91% Electronic Mail  -  How often do you use electronic mail in this job?
90% Face-to-Face Discussions  -  How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?
90% Contact With Others  -  How much does this job require the worker to be in contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise) in order to perform it?
87% Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls  -  How much does this job require using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls?
86% Physical Proximity  -  To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people?
86% Time Pressure  -  How often does this job require the worker to meet strict deadlines?
85% Level of Competition  -  To what extent does this job require the worker to compete or to be aware of competitive pressures?
84% Work With Work Group or Team  -  How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?
81% Spend Time Standing  -  How much does this job require standing?
78% Telephone  -  How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?
77% Structured versus Unstructured Work  -  To what extent is this job structured for the worker, rather than allowing the worker to determine tasks, priorities, and goals?
77% Importance of Being Exact or Accurate  -  How important is being very exact or highly accurate in performing this job?
74% Indoors, Environmentally Controlled  -  How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?
73% Freedom to Make Decisions  -  How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?
66% Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions  -  How much does this job require making repetitive motions?
66% Duration of Typical Work Week  -  Number of hours typically worked in one week.
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Tasks & Values

93% Thinking Creatively  -  Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
83% Getting Information  -  Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
81% Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge  -  Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
75% Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work  -  Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
74% Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates  -  Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
72% Making Decisions and Solving Problems  -  Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
72% Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships  -  Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

Getting Started

Education:
43%
Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in agriculture or natural resources, computer services, personal or culinary services, engineering technologies, healthcare, construction trades, mechanic and repair technologies, or precision production)
17%
Less than a High School Diploma

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