Scenic Artist

Dates: Mid-May 2017 – August 2017

Overall Responsibility: Assist with all applied and painted scenic finishes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the paint application for all scenic elements, including fly pieces, furniture and stage floor.
  • Assist with the mixing of all paint and textures needed to execute each assigned scenic project.
  • Report the progress of assigned projects to Scenic Charge Artist and inform him/her of any potential problems or conflicts.
  • Touch up stock scenery as advised.
  • Appropriately prep scenic surfaces for durability and aesthetic, including filling holes, sanding, priming and coating foam.
  • Apply a variety of three-dimensional textures, such as raised wood grains.
  • Authentically age and distress scenic pieces as advised.
  • Assist in the occasional foam carving projects for specialty scenic items.
  • Assist in the occasional silk and fabric dying for ground cloths and fly pieces.
  • Create and sew all soft goods as designed by Scenic Designer for the scenic elements.
  • Assist the Scenic Charge Artist in the creation and maintenance of a scenic paint bible for each production.
  • Assist with the painting of the stage floor at change over by masking, painting, and prepping supplies and paint.


  • A serious interest in the theatre profession, preferably having obtained an education in theatre, fine art or studio art.
  • Previous professional experience as a Scenic Painter in a summer stock environment.
  • Ability to take direction and see a task out to completion.
  • Proven history of reliability and a strong work ethic.
  • Possess a strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to thrive in an environment that requires working under tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently or as a positive team member.
  • Exhibited self-reliance and willingness to seek out all possible solutions to challenges.
  • Demonstrated efficiency, prioritization, and multitasking.
  • Ability to plan ahead and anticipate potential setbacks.
  • Ability to calmly and succinctly resolve conflict and crisis.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Interested candidates should send resume and a letter of intent via the form below. Deadline to apply is March 31 although you are strongly encouraged to apply ASAP as the position will fill quickly.