Insomniac – EDC Orlando 2023 Seasonal Entertainment Makeup Artist

Live Nation

Job Summary:


Do you enjoy dance music? Do you excel at costume or character makeup styles? Then you’re in luck! We are looking for a highly motivated self-starter who embodies both a passion for dance culture and a love of the event operations space. Is this you? Read on…

WHO ARE WE? Insomniac produces some of the most innovative, immersive music festivals and events in the world. Enhanced by state-of-the-art lighting, pyrotechnics and sound design, large-scale art installations, theatrical performers and next generation special effects, our events captivate the senses and inspire a unique level of fan interaction. The quality of the Headliner experience is our top priority.

Insomniac produces 10,000 concerts, club nights and festivals for seven million attendees annually across the globe. Since its inception, Insomniac’s events have taken place in 13 countries across five continents. The company’s premiere annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas, is the world’s largest dance music festival and attracts more than 525,000 fans over three days. The company was founded by Pasquale Rotella and has been based in Los Angeles since it was formed in 1993.


Insomniac Events is seeking a highly motivated and proactive Entertainment Makeup Artist to join our Entertainment team with focus on costume and character makeup. This position reports to the Entertainment Director.


Execute makeup looks styled to an approved design for performers of events.

Duplicate work on a regular basis & within a team to ensure conformity and consistency in look appearance.

Cooperate with lead artist or director to achieve the desired end effect when applying makeup.

Work closely with a variety of performers in the application of makeup during show run, rehearsals, preparation, and show changes.

Read entertainment department look books to ascertain the appropriate materials and the look required.

Ensure makeup looks are photo ready and well-applied in day & night settings.

Assist fellow team members with looks & quick changes during run of show.

Assist in touch ups during events & ensure quality of the overall product throughout.

Always maintain a safe working environment, conforming to all established safety policies and procedures.

Document specific looks by taking photos or writing makeup sheets that can be referred to for future use.

Perform other tasks and carry out projects as assigned by the lead makeup artist or director.

Proper clean up, repack, & storage of all makeup & related items at the end of each show.

Makeup artists may be asked to use & apply prosthetics or have knowledge of SFX techniques to achieve a desired look for some events. (specified role)

Makeup artists may be asked to use an airbrush, supply their own equipment, & have knowledge of airbrush techniques and materials to achieve a desired look for some events. (specified role)


Fast pace – artist must be able to move quickly & efficiently in high volume to make show launch times.

Attention to Detail – being careful about detail and quality of end product.

Cooperation – being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

Teamwork – working well with others in a team atmosphere.

Time Management – managing ones own time and the time of others.

Initiative – a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

Stress Tolerance – accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. Keeping emotions in check and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.

Independence – guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

Dependability – being reliable, responsible, dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

Complex Problem Solving – Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.


Diploma in cosmetology or at least 3 years of relevant experience in all aspects of makeup.

Hands on knowledge in appropriate use of makeup & tools.

Detailed knowledge of the latest products, services and industry techniques.

Good interpersonal and communication skills.

Knowledge of live entertainment and Insomniac brands/shows.

Experience in entertainment, theater, theme park, & or live events is a plus.

Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally.

Ability to stand for long periods of time.

Some travel may be requested.


Must be able to tolerate loud noise levels & busy environments

May work in drastic temperature climates

Must be willing to frequently travel to work events during holidays, evening and weekend hours, as required, to meet deadlines

Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization, which does not require sponsorship by Insomniac for a visa.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITYInsomniac strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.


The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Insomniac recruitment policies are designed to place the most highly qualified persons available in a timely and efficient manner. Insomniac may pursue all avenues available, including promotion from within, employee referrals, outside advertising, employment agencies, Internet recruiting, job fairs, college recruiting and search firms.

Hiring Salary Range: $16.00-$32.00 USD

Please note that the compensation information provided is a good faith estimate for this position only and is provided pursuant to the California Salary Transparency in Job Advertisements Law. It is estimated based on what a successful California applicant might be paid. It assumes that the successful candidate will be in California or perform the position from California. Similar positions located outside of California will not necessarily receive the same compensation. Insomniac takes into consideration a candidate’s education, training, and experience, as well as the position’s work location, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value, including seniority and merit systems, and internal pay alignment when determining the salary level for potential new employees. In compliance with the California Law, a potential new employee’s salary history will not be used in compensation decisions.

About Us

Recognized three years in a row by Great Place to Work® and named one of People Magazine’s top 50 Companies that Care, Live Nation Entertainment is the global leader in live entertainment and ticketing. Our world-class portfolio reaches all aspects of the live event and ticketing industry, from ground-breaking software in Ticketmaster, mix of legendary venues and restaurants in House of Blues, production leaders in Concerts, exceptional brand partnerships in Media & Sponsorship, and unparalleled team of artist managers in Artist Nation supported by diverse professionals in all facets of Corporate operations.

We recognize that our most important assets are our employees, the rock stars who keep the live experience going. Generous vacation, healthcare, and retirement benefits are just some of the great perks we offer to support our global workforce of more than 38,000. For any stage in your career, our many unique benefit programs are designed to help you live life to the fullest. We offer student loan repayment to support recent grads, six months of paid caregiver leave to support new parents, perks like Roadie Babies (bring your little ones & a caretaker along with you on work trips) and Music @ Home (stipend to cultivate your little ones’ music interest), and tuition reimbursement to fuel your ongoing professional development. Plus, working for the worlds largest live event and ticketing company means youll have access to free concerts, festivals, sports games, and more through our exclusive employee ticket concierge.

There is no bigger stage for your career. See what your future looks like at Live Nation Entertainment.