Job Dates

Tues May 16 through Sun August 13

Dates: Tues May 23 through Sun August 13
Pay: $825.00 a week, salaried position
Housing: Shared housing provided. Housing has basic furnishings, is collegiate style, with shared bedrooms
Travel: Not provided

Primary Responsibilities
Essential functions include (but are not limited to):
-Assist the Scenic Paints Charge with the day-to-day operations
-Work with Designers and the Artistic team for each production to realize their vision
-Interpret design renderings
-Mix colors based on designer renderings and color-matching based on existing pieces
-Base, primary, and finish painting of all hard pieces of scenery
-Sculpting and carving of foam shapes
-Laying out and painting of backdrops
-Work with the props department and scene shop on specialty paint and construction
-Touch-up and maintain all completed projects
-Organize, maintain, and clean workspaces and tools
-Attend/assist with all run-throughs, backstage prep, all technical rehearsals, performances, load ins, and strikes as scheduled
-Attend production meetings as needed
-Participate in MSMT events as needed and/or required
-Adhere to all MSMT policies and procedures including Covid 19 Guidelines + Safety protocols
-Drive MSMT vehicles
-Motivate with a positive and respectful attitude
-Promote a collaborative, inclusive, and respectful working environment
-Additional duties as assigned by the Director of Production and MSMT Annual Staff

The following skills and experience are required:
-Advanced knowledge and experience of painting techniques, color mixing, sizing, and painting theatrical drops; theatrical carving and sculpting
-Intermediate knowledge of scenery construction
-Ability to read and interpret working drawings and renderings
-Preferred knowledge with safe handling and disposal of hazardous materials
-Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Photoshop
-Able to manage teams and foster both team and individual growth among employees
-Excellent organizational, interpersonal, time management, multi-tasking, problem solving, and communication skills
-Experience working in a fast-paced, energized, and quickly changing environment
-Able to work independently and as a team player
-Detail oriented; able to prioritize efficiently and multi-task
-Driver’s license and clean driving record required
-Car preferred but not required
-Must be fully vaccinated and boosted from the Covid-19 virus

-Prolonged periods of sitting, standing, bending, kneeling, and climbing
-Prolonged periods of working in dark, quiet, or enclosed spaces at the theatre
-Ability to regularly move and lift 30-50 lbs. All positions involve lifting and moving cumbersome boxes, packages, equipment, etc.
-Occasional ladder and MEWP (Personnel Lifts) work at heights up to 30 feet (technicians)

-MSMT standard work week is Monday through Sunday
-An average work week is between 50-70 hours
-Work hours follow rehearsal and performance schedules. All positions will work weekends, holidays, and evenings as required per department
-There will be a company day off every week except during tech week where some departments will get 2 daylight days of rest

-Hourly positions are non-exempt and are eligible for overtime
-Salaried positions are exempt and will not receive overtime

MSMT is a fully vaccinated company. All employees must be fully vaccinated and have had all available vaccine boosters against the Covid-19 virus. Copies of vaccination card (s) must be provided to the Company Manager on the date of offer. Offers shall be rescinded if potential candidates cannot produce their vaccination card or medical documentation of vaccinations.

All employees will be required to test on the first day of employment. During the season, all employees must be willing to be tested at the companys discretion based on the current Covid climate, union agreements, and when deemed necessary. All applicable mandates by the Federal, State, and local governments Covid-19 guidelines, CDC Covid-19 guidelines, and MSMTs Covid-19 guidelines shall be adhered to.

During the season, all employees must be willing to wear masks at MSMT venues, housing, events, etc. based on the current Covid climate, union agreements, and when deemed necessary. All applicable mandates by the Federal, State, and local governments Covid-19 guidelines, CDC Covid-19 guidelines, and MSMTs Covid-19 guidelines shall be adhered to.

About Maine State Music Theatre

Founded in 1959 by Victoria Crandall, Maine State Music Theatre (MSMT) is a not-for-profit summer stock performing arts organization based in Brunswick, Maine. MSMT is committed to presenting high-quality theatrical productions which include 4 fully staged musicals, 3 concerts, 3 productions of Theatre for Young Audiences, offsite concerts, fundraisers, and co-productions with other theatres. MSMT is a strong economic driver for the Mid Coast Maine region and employs up to 200 artists, technicians, musicians, administrative personnel, and actors each summer season.

Mission Statement
To enrich lives through musical theatre.

Diversity and inclusion are core values at MSMT. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working environment for all employees. We believe every member of our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions.

MSMT is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. MSMT is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunities for all employees and to provide employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at MSMT are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications without regard to race and color; religion or belief; national, social or ethnic origin; age; disability; sex, gender/gender identity, transgender status; marital, civil union, or domestic partnership status; past or present military service; family or parental status; pregnancy; family medical history or genetic information; political persuasion and/or belief; or status as a whistleblower in accordance with applicable Federal, State, and local laws. MSMT will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

All persons are encouraged to apply.

MSMT is Proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer