Job purpose

The scenic artist paints and finishes theatrical scenery to the specifications of the scene designer.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Paint and texture scenery.
  • Mix and match paint colors.
  • Read and interpret drawings and renderings.
  • See and communicate color; verbally or with swatches.
  • Work under deadline pressure.
  • Communicate with charge artists and peers in a professional and positive manner.
  • Sew fabric goods and backdrops for scenery.
  • Supervise and work closely with occasional/overhire employees.

About Denver Center for the Performing Arts

Company Overview

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is one of the largest non-profit theatre organizations in the nation, presenting Broadway tours and producing theatre, cabaret, musicals, and innovative, immersive experiences. Through these experiences and alongside our robust Education program, we engage hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

The DCPA’s workforce includes more than 300 employed team members in non-union and union positions (in partnership with seven unions). In addition, we employ hundreds of artists and contractors annually. We have a strong volunteer program which includes more than 300 volunteers.

Our Mission:  “We engage and inspire through the transformative power of live theatre.”