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Volunteer lead make up artist sought for combined schools' musical

A search has started across the Gladstone Region kingdom to find a volunteer who can perform make up magic for a princess, a Lord, a donkey, an ogre and the cast of Shrek, The Musical.

Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre (GECC) is seeking Expressions of Interest for a volunteer lead make up artist for the 2018 Gladstone Combined Schools Musical.

Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said industry and community applicants with stage make up experience, or similar, were encouraged to use their skills to help deliver the community musical production. 

“This is an opportunity to be involved in a remarkable theatre production which will showcase the amazing talents of our young regional residents,” Councillor Burnett said. 

The Combined Schools Musical is a partnership between GECC, Gladstone Regional Council, Gladstone/District Schools and the Gladstone community. 

Councillor Cindi Bush said Shrek, The Musical, would be extremely memorable for all involved. 

Students from 18 primary and high schools across the Gladstone Region will present seven performances of Shrek, The Musical, including two community shows on March 16 and 17. 

“School productions are full of fun and an extra celebratory atmosphere will surround the 2018 stage production as it marks a 20-year milestone for the Gladstone Combined Schools Musical,” Cr Bush said. 

The lead make up artist will source and train a team of volunteers to apply makeup to the performers and will need to be available for various photo shoots and rehearsals.   

Applicants for the lead make up artist position must have a blue card or be eligible to obtain one as soon as possible. 

Applicants should address the requirements of the position and outline their experience in writing by 6pm on Wednesday, December 13 to Carly Quinn, General Manager / Producer 2017 Combined Schools Musical, Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre, PO Box 29, Gladstone Q 4680 or via email to

A full position description is available at

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