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Salary: $16 – $20 per hour. Some positions provide housing within walking distance to the theatre, shops and restaurants to out-of-town artists.

Reports To: Scenic Charge Artist and Technical Director

For a full job description go to https://www.broadwaysacramento.com/participate/employment/scenic-artist


Overall Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Scenic Charge Artist, Scenic Artists assist with all applied and painted scenic finishes.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist in the paint application for scenic elements, fly pieces, furniture and stage floor.
  • Assist with the mixing of paint and textures needed to execute assigned scenic projects.
  • Report the progress and potential conflicts of assigned projects to Scenic Charge Artist.
  • Touch up stock scenery as advised.
  • Appropriately prep scenic surfaces for durability and aesthetic, including filling holes, sanding, priming, and coating foam.
  • Apply a variety of three-dimensional textures, such as raised wood grains.
  • Authentically age and distress scenic pieces as advised.
  • Assist in the occasional foam carving projects for specialty scenic items.
  • Assist in the occasional silk and fabric dying for ground cloths and fly pieces.
  • Touch up scenery that has been damaged in rehearsal or performance as advised.
  • Assist the Scenic Charge Artist in the creation and maintenance of a scenic paint bible for each production.
  • Assist with the painting of the stage floor at changeover by masking, painting, and prepping supplies and paint.



  • Previous professional experience as a Scenic Painter.
  • Ability to take direction and see a task out to completion.
  • Proven history of reliability and a strong work ethic.
  • Possess a strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to thrive in an environment that requires working under tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently or as a positive team member.
  • Exhibited self-reliance and willingness to seek out all possible solutions to challenges.
  • Demonstrated efficiency, prioritization, and multitasking.
  • Ability to plan ahead and anticipate potential setbacks.
  • Ability to calmly and succinctly resolve conflict and crisis.
  • Possess a collaborative nature and can-do attitude.
  • Demonstrates behavior showing a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Perform work in a manner that is consistent with that commitment.
  • Interrupt behaviors that hinder diversity and inclusion efforts.


Interested candidates should apply at https://www.broadwaysacramento.com/participate/employment/scenic-artist and include a resume, cover letter and link to portfolio (if available). Information about the Broadway At Music Circus 2023 season can be found at https://www.broadwaysacramento.com/broadway-at-music-circus

About Broadway Sacramento

Broadway Sacramento is Northern California’s premiere producer and presenter of musical theatre, and the largest nonprofit musical theatre in California. Since the inception of Broadway At Music Circus in 1951 under an open-air, circus-style big top, Broadway Sacramento has grown to become the most successful nonprofit performing arts organization in Northern California. Between Broadway At Music Circus and Broadway On Tour, Broadway Sacramento entertains over 250,000 patrons every year.

Broadway Sacramento is committed to creating an equitable, inclusive, and accessible environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.