Profession mask maker

Mask makers construct, adapt and maintain masks for live performances. They work from sketches, pictures and artistic visions combined with knowledge of the human body to ensure the wearer maximum range of movement. They work in close cooperation with the designers.

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Personality Type

  • Artistic / Realistic

Skills

  • Work safely with chemicals

    Take the necessary precautions for storing, using and disposing chemical products.

  • Meet deadlines

    Ensure operative processes are finished at a previously agreed-upon time.

  • Work safely with machines

    Check and safely operate machines and equipment required for your work according to manuals and instructions.

  • Keep up with trends

    Monitor and follow new trends and developments in specific sectors.

  • Manage personal professional development

    Take responsibility for lifelong learning and continuous professional development. Engage in learning to support and update professional competence. Identify priority areas for professional development based on reflection about own practice and through contact with peers and stakeholders.

  • Work with respect for own safety

    Apply the safety rules according to training and instruction and based on a solid understanding of the prevention measures and risks to your own personal health and safety.

  • Maintain theatre equipment

    Check up on, maintain and repair tools and machinery used for onstage purposes, such as lighting equipment, stage sets or scene-change machinery.

  • Work ergonomically

    Apply ergonomy principles in the organisation of the workplace while manually handling equipment and materials.

  • Understand artistic concepts

    Interpret an artist's explanation or demonstration of their artistic concepts, inceptions and processes and strive to share their vision.

  • Use personal protection equipment

    Make use of protection equipment according to training, instruction and manuals. Inspect the equipment and use it consistently.

  • Prepare personal work environment

    Correct settings or positions for your working instruments and adjust them before starting operations.

  • Maintain workshop space

    Keep your workshop space in working order and clean.

  • Translate artistic concepts to technical designs

    Cooperate with the artistic team in order to facilitate the transition from the creative vision and its artistic concepts to a technical design.

Optional knowledge and skills

promote yourself manage technical resources stock develop professional network keep personal administration design make-up effects plan workshop activity draw make-up sketches decide on wig making process manage consumables stock support a designer in the developing process organise workshop space