Merlin Entertainments Part Time Studio Artist in New York, New York

Part Time Studio Artist


Take a starring role with A-listers at Madame Tussauds (CITY)!

Do you have the Magic in you to create memorable experiences all for the love of fun? Do you wish to cast a spell of laughter and enjoyment to the people around you? Want to join a team that creates smiles and memories globally on a daily basis? Then you have the magic to be Team Merlin atMadame Tussauds (CITY)!

About The Role

Ever wanted to hang with the A-lister? How about work and play with them? Come experience the glittering world of fame at the world’s best known wax attraction. Want to make the stars shine brighter, look sharper and create all the glamour! A Studio Artist is creative and artistic and helps maintain the core of the business – the wax figures. The primary responsibilities will include cleanliness, coloring/hairstyle, wardrobe, and proper props placements for the figures. You will deliver quality maintenance on figures to support our commitment to wow our guests on a daily basis.


  • Maintaining the Wax Figures to a high quality including costume, hair and color.

  • Support the Studios Manager by updating them on necessary replenishments of both material and stock.

  • Ensure all front of house displays are well maintained and effective making suggestions on improvements

  • Maintain quality standards for hair, wardrobe and coloring department.

  • Maintain the show areas to a high standard to ensure the quality of the customer experience and safe working environment for all staff and service contractors.

  • Install wax figures as required, ensuring figure positioning, lighting and styling meet the approved figure brief.

  • Attend on site wax figure PR events as required; ensure figures are prepared correctly and on time.

  • Transport wax figures to agreed locations as required for offsite PR events or market research. Ensure figures displayed off site are done so according to Madame Tussuads brand values and quality standards.

  • Adopts an enthusiastic, assertive, and passionate approach to guest service, and demonstrates the Merlin Values at every opportunity

  • Responsibility to ensure compliance of Health, Safety & Security within the workplace and in line with the Group Policy (HS001). About You

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in one of the following fields: oil painting, costume repair and design, plaster, hair styling or wig repair.

  • Experience in painting and maintaining wax heads ideally, or experience in relevant industry such as film special effects make up, theatre or fine art.

  • Requires specialist painting experience in a variety of materials.

  • Experience in hair styling and/or hair insertion.

  • A natural team leader with a confident, assertive but approachable personality.

  • Ability to utilize standard software applications to include MS Office suite.

  • Proven ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and multi-task as necessary.

  • Highly organized, flexible, and willing to complete tasks within deadlines

  • Possess strong communication skills (both verbal and written).

  • Desire to work in fast-paced environments. Education:

  • Equivalent combination of experience and education. About The Benefits

  • Flexible hours

  • 30% discount in the retail store

  • Merlin Magic Pass which give you free admission to all Merlin attractions worldwide

  • Competitive 401K

  • Discounts through the Merlin Marketplace Website – on almost anything you buy online

  • Discounts through Plum Benefits – on tons of ticketed events

  • 30% discount at and Skechers stores

  • FUN working environment! About Us

Madame Tussauds is the ultimate celebrity fun day out, where else can you get up close and personal with A-List celebrities, sporting legends, political heavyweights and historical icons and relive the lives, events and moments that made the world talk about them.

Merlin Entertainments, plc is a business built on fun. We are the world's second-largest visitor attraction operator. We operate over 100 attractions, eight hotels and three holiday villages in 22 countries across four continents and we run some of the best known names in global leisure. These include the likes of SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, the Dungeons, the Eye brand, and LEGOLAND. Whether you are serving delicious food, working in the office, maintaining the attractions, entertaining guest or operating rides, the objective is to provide a truly memorable experience and a great day out for all members of the family.

We offer flexible opportunities, in a totally unique environment. We know this is a great place to work, but don’t just take our word for it…click hereto see us in action! Job: Hair and Colouring / Stylist

Work Locations: Madame Tussauds New York 234 West 42nd Street New York NY 10036

Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: 12-Nov-16, 4:59:00 AM