The ideal scenic artist is skilled with knowledge of industry standard theatrical scenic art techniques. The scenic artist can read and interpret paint elevations and decide, with help from the Scenic Charge, what techniques to complete the task. The scenic artist is knowledgeable of basic art techniques as they relate to scenic art. The scenic artist is self-motivated, able to work independently to complete tasks assigned to them safely and quickly without constant and direct oversight. The scenic artist can work occasional nights and weekends as needed to ensure the project is completed on time.

The scenic artist is willing and able to work with other members of the company and other members of the community to achieve excellence. The artist is willing and eager to assist other departments to help fulfill the goals of the company and the production.


• Work in the TCT Scene Shop painting scenic elements under the direction of the Scenic Charge, Technical Director, and Scenic Designer

• Color match and prepare paints

• Paint required set pieces from paint elevations

• Repair existing set pieces to show-ready status

• Complete paint notes during tech week

• Maintain an organized and clean work environment

• Direct over-hire as needed

• Communicate with Technical Director and Scenic Charge any questions or issues

• Assist other departments as necessary

• Provide company with support for special events or projects as needed


• BA or equivalent in theatre or similar art field, or two years’ experience in scenic art, or equivalent art experience

• Knowledge of scenic painting techniques, including faux finishes, spattering, cartooning, carving, texturing, aging, and distressing

• Able to lift up to 50lbs, safely climb stairs and ladders, and use aerial work platforms

• Knowledge and experience with scenic sprayers (P50, Hudson, Preval, Pneumatic)

• Able to read and interpret paint elevations

• Experience painting horizontally, with a pole and brush

• Self-motivated and able to work independently and safely

• Excellent time management skills

• Positive, problem-solving attitude

• Valid driver’s license


• $15-19 per hour

• Health, vision and dental benefits available, partially subsidized by employer contributions, after a waiting period

• 403(b) retirement plan participation available, after a waiting period, with eligibility for an employer match after one year of credited service

• Generous PTO based on years of service

• Generous paid holiday schedule

Interested parties should send their resume to submissions@tctcincinnati.com. Start date June 1, 2018.

To apply for this job email your details to submissions@tctcincinnati.com