Overview

Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts is accepting applications for a full-time Scenic Charge Artist and Paint Shop Supervisor specializing in scenic painting. We seek an experienced, mature and organized individual to lead the scenic painting department in both classroom and production functions. This is a ten-month staff appointment expected to last three years. If funding is secured beyond that point, the successful candidate is encouraged to apply to the permanent position.

Strong mentorship of students—including first generation students and students from underrepresented minorities—to enhance both the MFA and BFA programs is critical in our educational environment. The ideal candidate should have teaching knowledge and production experience in: colour matching, wood graining, faux finishing, marble brick and stone, painting on fabric and scrim, sign painting, portraiture and trompe-l’oeil and other specialized theatrical painting techniques.

Duties include painting and mentoring of scenic painting components of our production season; establish and enforce shop standards; train and oversee student scenic painting teams; teach in areas of specialization; daily supervision and maintenance of the paint shop, teaching scenic painting and introductory scenic design classes, as well as contributing to instructional and administrative duties in collaboration with two scenic faculty and 4-8 graduate student assistants.

Minimum Qualifications:
MFA in theatrical design or scenic arts plus one year of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience in Scenic Painting.
Teaching ability of multiple painting applications, and introduction to design.
Working knowledge of all areas in the scenic design and technology programs.

Preferred Qualifications:
Membership in United Scenic Artists Local 829 preferred but not required.
Experience in university teaching.
Experience teaching and mentoring students of diverse backgrounds.
Connections to professional markets.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience and is accompanied by our generous university benefits such as tuition for self and dependents, a comprehensive insurance package (including but not limited to prescription, vision, dental, and life insurance), an excellent retirement plan including company contributions, paid sick time, paid parental leave, adoption reimbursement, and more. OHIO is also proud to offer wellness programs, on-site wellness facilities, and a generous employee assistance program. Additional information is available at https://www.ohio.edu/hr/benefits/.

Position will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please apply by February 28, 2019.

For more information, and to apply, please follow the link below.

About Ohio University School of Dance, Film and Theater

About OHIO and the College of Fine Arts:
At OHIO, diversity is YOU. Ohio University is proud of its rich history, multiple campuses, international communities, and beautiful Appalachian settings. OHIO is national leader in Fulbright Award winning students, home to 38 Pulitzer Prizes, a Nobel Prize in Chemistry, and has been awarded nine patents in 2017 alone. As part of our ongoing efforts to provide and support a transformative learning experience, we affirm our commitment to fostering a welcoming, respectful, diverse, and inclusive educational environment, workforce, and community. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ethnicity, national origin, national ancestry, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, military service or veteran status, mental or physical disability, or genetic information. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Athens, Ohio, is a quintessential college town. We are located in picturesque Athens, OH, which provides a classic residential learning environment for over 20,000 students on the main campus and is a family-friendly and culturally rich community located amidst scenic state and national parks just 75 minutes southeast of Columbus, Ohio. The College of Fine Arts is the center of arts activity in the region with Schools of Music, Art+Design, Dance, Film, and Theater, and Interdisciplinary Arts.

The university seeks faculty and staff members who demonstrate the ability to bring critical perspective to issues of diversity and multiculturalism. The college is invested in hiring individuals who can actively contribute to the climate of diversity and inclusion in the Theater Division through all areas of their work which may include teaching, mentorship, service, and creative activity.