Our client, a major tourist attraction that displays the waxworks of famous and historical figures, has an immediate need for a Wax Figure Finishing Artist who will play a key role in the polished appearance and presentation of the wax figures on the show floor. In this role, the Wax Finishing Artist will have a sharp eye for detail and exceptional technical and finishing skills to maintain the appearance and integrity of the wax figures. This includes the proper sanding, patching, and painting to create a seamless finish as needed. The Wax Finishing Artist will also be responsible for the ongoing maintenance of costumes, costume changes, and overall maintenance of high show standards.

Additional Responsibilities 

  • Regularly inspect show floor to survey any damage to wax figures.
  • Immediately correct minor hair and costume issues while on show floor.
  • Remove figures from show floor to repair scratches, broken fingers, or other damage in on-site workshop.
  • Responsible for maintaining inventory of equipment, tools, and supplies.
  • Make recommendations about figure pairings, costumes, hairstyles, painting, and lighting that contribute to showcasing the figures and the overall quality of the museum’s collection.


  • 3+ years as a Finishing Artist in theming, scenic, prop or set fields.
  • Experienced with a variety of painting materials and techniques to achieve the desired effect.
  • The ability to create seamless finishes.
  • A strong familiarity with a variety of paint techniques.
  • An excellent eye for color matching.
  • Skills in sculpting, mold making, sewing or fabrication preferred.
  • Knowledge of corrective and fashion make-up.
  • Airbrush skills.
  • Knowledge and experience with power and hand tools.
  • Life casting and mold-making skills using alginate and silicon mold-making materials preferred.
  • Fiberglass fabrication skills preferred.
  • Average or better sculpting skills preferred.
  • Experience in prosthetics preferred.
  • Fashion / clothing knowledge and hair care / styling skills preferred.

This is a full time, on-site position located in Los Angeles, is in the $25 – $30 an hour range, and comes with an exceptional benefits package and bonus incentives.  It is a 40 to 40+ work week with some flexibility as the attraction is open on weekends and some holidays. Qualified candidates please apply directly to recruiter9@11thr.com for an immediate reply.

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