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Make Up Artist

Designs and applies make up to actors, presenters and other performing artists.


Tasks Include:


  • applying and retouching make up during shooting and performance
  • applying special effects make up such as scars and wounds
Job prospects for Performing Arts Technicians in Victoria

Occupations in the Performing Arts Technicians group include Broadcast Transmitter Operator, Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video), Light Technician, Make Up Artist, Musical Instrument Maker or Repairer, Performing Arts Technicians (other), Sound Technician and Television Equipment Operator.

Employment prospects
There are currently 3,500 Performing Arts Technicians in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this occupation is expected to decline. Employment prospects for the next five years are stable.

Average weekly wage
$1,282.30

Hourly earnings
$33.10

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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