Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks an experienced individual to serve as a Scenic Artist. Under the direction of the Charge Scenic Artist, the Scenic Artist is responsible for executing the surface treatments of the scenery based on set designs. Responsibilities include mixing paint to match color, large scale drawing and painting on the floor from a standing position, sculpting, faux finishing, and digital image manipulation. Duties also include research and record keeping, cleaning and maintaining the shop and tools, priming, sanding, back painting, base coating, and moving scenery pieces.

Candidates should have a BFA with a concentration in practical scene painting, a certificate from a scene painting studio program, or comparable experience, plus two years of professional scene painting. Familiarity with basic painting tools and paint mediums is required. Must be able to lift at least 50lbs, climb ladders/use genie lifts when painting, and be able to wear a respirator. Some evenings and weekends required. This is a full-time, seasonal position with excellent benefits.

Please apply on our website at http://www.shakespearetheatre.org/about/careers-and-casting/jobs/, or you may send a cover letter, resume, and references to employment@shakespearetheatre.org. Please do not submit a portfolio unless asked. The Shakespeare Theatre Company recognizes the value of a work force made up of highly skilled people from a variety of backgrounds. No phone calls please.

Pay: $17.50 – $18.50 per hour