Hair & Makeup Artist (Freelance)

Alexandria, VA
Video Production (Freelance)
About 522

We create custom videos for the internet. Behind every pixel is an incredibly talented, highly motivated team working to turn our collective vision into reality. We’re not waiting for our big break in Hollywood. We’re video producers, project managers, and business developers who live for the challenge of designing incredible video content for the internet. We come to work each day with a few simple goals: to be authentic, capture the truth, and focus on what matters to our audience.

Our mission is clear. We collaborate with brands to rid the world of cheesy videos.

If you want to be a big part of a growing business, if you want a team environment to collaborate on creative ideas, if you want to take the next step in your career–come talk to us.

About You

You're a visual artist who excels at making real humans look their best on camera. You've developed a wide-ranging portfolio of photo and video work encompassing narrative, promotional, and non-fiction storytelling. You know that the best hair & makeup treatments are the ones that go unnoticed in the final product. Whether you're working with professional actors or volunteer interviewees, you help talent feel comfortable and confident before their moment on camera. You're not content to sit in a green room while the rest of the crew films–you're actively engaged during filming to spot and solve hair, makeup, and wardrobe issues. Most importantly, you understand how to work quickly on set, provide excellent customer service, and remain relentlessly positive in chaotic situations.

Applications must include a link to a portfolio of recent and relevant video work. Applications without a portfolio will not be considered. Direct links to Google Drive or Dropbox also will not be considered.

With 522, you will:

    • Join crews of 5-10 people to capture marketing, educational, and documentary-style videos.
    • Work independently to prepare a dozen or more video participants for their scheduled scene or interview.
    • Provide the necessary equipment and cosmetics to work with talent with a wide range of hairstyles and skin tones.
    • Monitor interviews & performances to be sure that the video being captured reflects your best work.
    • Communicate clearly and consistently with the rest of the 522 team, both on-set and between gigs.

What's Next?

Bringing the right people onto our team is one of our most important responsibilities. Our interview process, particularly for full-time work, may consist of multiple rounds of phone, video, and in-person interviews. We take our time to make sure the process is done right. We'll do our best to respond to each applicant, but please know that we appreciate your interest even if a position with us isn't an immediate fit.

At 522 Productions, we're made stronger by working with people with a diverse set of backgrounds and perspectives. We're an equal opportunity employer and we're committed to providing reasonable accommodations to any applicant or employee with a disability.