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Make-up artists

OaSIS code 52119.05

Make-up artists apply cosmetic and special effects make-up on actors and other performers for television, motion picture productions, and theatre and stage productions.

Overview

Also known as

  • Make-up artist - motion pictures, broadcasting and performing arts
  • Make-up artist and wig maker

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Apply cosmetic and special effects make-up on actors and other performers.

Additional information

  • There may be an overlap in duties among occupations in this unit group, depending on the size of the production or broadcasting studio.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Motion pictures, broadcasting, photography and performing arts assistants and operators (53111)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

5 – Occupations in art, culture, recreation and sport

TEER

2 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of two or more years; or supervisory occupations

Major group

52 – Technical occupations in art, culture and sport

Sub-major group

521 – Technical occupations in art and culture

Minor group

5211 – Technical occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts

Unit group

52119 – Other technical and coordinating occupations in motion pictures, broadcasting and the performing arts

Occupational profile

52119.05 – Make-up artists

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Thinking Creatively
4 - High Level
Applying New Knowledge
3 - Moderate Level
Assisting and Caring for Others
3 - Moderate Level
Getting Information
3 - Moderate Level
Handling and Moving Objects
3 - Moderate Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
3 - Moderate amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
5 - Physically touching or very close

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
2 - Less than half the time
Standing
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
3 - About half the time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
1 - Minimally important
Frequency
2 - Once a month or more but not every week

Workplaces/employers

  • Concert promoters
  • Motion picture and video production companies
  • Recording studios
  • Television and radio stations and networks
  • Theatre, stage and dance companies

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Colour Perception
5 - Highest Level
Arm-Hand Steadiness
4 - High Level
Finger Dexterity
4 - High Level
Manual Dexterity
4 - High Level
Spatial Visualization
4 - High Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Management of Material Resources
4 - High Level
Social Perceptiveness
3 - Moderate Level
Coordinating
2 - Low Level
Critical Thinking
2 - Low Level
Decision Making
2 - Low Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Attention to Detail
5 - Extremely important
Collaboration
5 - Extremely important
Active Learning
4 - Highly important
Adaptability
4 - Highly important
Creativity
4 - Highly important