Barter Theatre in Abingdon, VA is looking for the following position:

Assistant Scenic Artist

The Assistant Scenic Artist is responsible for assisting the Charge Artist in completing the painting and finishing effects of scenery.  The Assistant Scenic Artist assists the Charge Artist with painting and sculpting sets/scenes, as well as completing other duties as assigned by the Charge Artist or Technical Director.  This is a full-time, non-exempt position making $15/hr.  Contract dates are February 19 – November 24, 2024.  Housing and benefits included.

Essential Functions and Skills:

Knowledge of the aspects of scenic painting and sculptural techniques
Ability to work from designer paint elevations
Ability to work with the Scenic Designer to accurately realize the vision and feel of the design
Ability to work in a fast paced professional environment and complete tasks in a timely manner
Must attend all paint calls as assigned by the Charge Artist
Must be able to work overnights during the weeks of load-in/techs, as well as on the occasional weekend
Must show up for paint calls on time and ready to work
Need to have knowledge of proper brush and paint tool maintenance
Strong self-motivation and attention to detail
Job may require heavy lifting, ladder work, and long hours
Other duties as assigned

Required Education/Experience:

BA or BFA in Theatre or Fine Arts with an emphasis in painting AND/OR a minimum of 2 years professional experience.

Please send resume, relevant portfolio, and references to Brandon Jones, Technical Director, at bjones@bartertheatre.com.

To apply for this job email your details to bjones@bartertheatre.com