Make Up Arranger

Arrange and group galley setups of types, cuts, and headings in chases.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $57,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Make Up Arrangers do?

Arranges, groups, and locks galley setups of type, cuts, and headings in chases, according to dummy makeup sheet, for direct printing, reproduction proofs, or fabrication of stereotype and electrotype plates: Positions chase on imposing stone and transfers type and cuts from galley to chase, arranging type forms and units as specified on makeup sheet. Inserts lead or wooden strips between forms and units to maintain spacing during printing. Places quoins between type matter and chase frame and turns quoin key or setscrews in chase frame to lock type in place. May refile type in storage cabinets or dump type in remelt box subsequent to printing. May cut wood or lead strips to size to fabricate spacing inserts, using power saw.


Should I be a Make Up Arranger?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Diploma Maker, Make-Up Arranger, Make Up Worker

    How to become a Make Up Arranger

    Most Make Up Arrangers have an Associate's degree or a Certificate. Chart?chd=s:g9daaa&chl=no+college+%2826%25%29|certificate+%2850%25%29|associate%27s+%2824%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,26,50
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