Job Dates

Starting date range: 8/26/23 – 9/12/23,

Ending date range: 9/30/23 – 10/8/23, with possible extension into November

$600/wk. + additional compensation for opening week
Provided housing
Travel Reimbursement beginning and end of contract

The Gateway Performing Arts Center of Suffolk County is seeking a SCENIC ARTIST/PROPS ASSISTANT for the Prep/Load-In of its highly acclaimed HAUNT. The Gateway is a professional, non-profit theater located roughly 55 miles east of New York City on Long Island in Bellport, NY. Salary is negotiable, and on-site housing is provided if needed. Gateway will also assist with transportation to and from its location in New York. A typical Gateway work week is 5 days. The exception is Tech/Opening weeks which is a 6-day week, with additional compensation. Please submit a cover letter, and resume.
JERSEY BOYS closes 9/11/23, load out will fall within this contract

The time period consists of:

Scenic Artist/Properties Assistant Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Assist the Prop/Paint Supervisor in all activities and safety of the Prop + Paint Shop + storage spaces
Paint scenic and prop haunt elements including flame treating based on direction from Haunt Art Director and Prop And Paint Supervisor
Assist in the construction, fabrication and acquisition of all props for the Haunt in a timely fashion
Assist in the maintenance and repair of props for all performances
Help document and maintain paint and props from Haunt Stock
Maintain a safe, secure, clean + organized office, shop and work space


Various Scenic Painting techniques (distressing, lettering, marbling + wood grain, etc.)
Working with fire retardant additives
Prior Prop Department experience (you will work with Team Props when there is nothing to paint)
Good communication skills + problem solving
Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others
Ability to prioritize, multi-task and work quickly and accurately with attention to detail
Ability to safely lift 50lbs

The Scenic Artist/Properties Assistant will occasionally help in other areas of production on an as needed basis. Staff positions in all departments will be expected to work alongside apprentices and to promote a healthy and safe work/learning environment.

The Gateway is committed to a Covid19 safe workplace. In addition, strict protocols have been set forth by Actors Equity Association. In keeping with these requirements, The Gateway is a fully vaccinated work place. All Staff will be required to be fully vaccinated including booster before arrival. Mask policy is subject to change, and based on the current guidance.

The Gateway is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. The Gateway is dedicated to fostering an equitable and inclusive workplace.

Send cover letter and resume to Human Resources Department via e-mail: TechJobs@TheGateway.org
please include your prospective position in the subject line of your emails