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Job Vacancy – Experienced Freelance Character Head Fabricator (Expired)

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Freelance Character Head Fabricator

Location: In-house – Greater Manchester (SK4)

Salary dependent on experience

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The role of Freelance Character Head Fabricator is to create heads, props and accessories for Mascots and Character Costumes to a high standard, within budget and agreed timeframes. You must have the ability to work with a team of experienced makers in a friendly, fast paced environment. The type of work within the department is bespoke and extremely varied, from one off designs to multiple run production. You will also be asked to assist with the repair and refurbishment of existing costumes.

Skills and Knowledge

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2-3 years’ industry experience in prop making, using tools and products such as:

  • Plastazote Foam
  • Vac-formed ABS Plastics
  • Hot Glue Guns
  • Paint
  • Vinyls
  • Fur, Fleece and a wide range of fabrics
  • Hand held air powered tools such as drills, riveters, sanders, Dremel drills and spray guns.

The successful candidate will have an eye for proportion and scale and the ability to create a 3D shape from a 2D drawing.

Attention to detail and neat finishing skills are of utmost importance in this role.

The interview will require a short workshop skills test. Training in the production of character heads will be given.

Please send your CV and Cover Letter to


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