Design Foundry, an event design and decor company based in Hyattsville, MD, is looking to add to its growing team of scenic artists! Our scenic artists assist the fabrications team by utilizing their skill sets in painting, sculpting and crafting and maintaining exceptional quality standards, in order to deliver on event products that exceed client expectations. Shop hours are Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm, with some night and weekend opportunities for overtime available. Ideally, we are looking for candidates who have 3+ days a week of availability for our busy season which runs March – June. Duties:
Paint, surface-treat (i.e., texture), and apply protective coatings, as necessary, on all scenic elements.
Carve and sculpt scenic element needs (stone, bark, etc.).
Assist in creating touchup kits for use during run of show.
Assist in creating paint samples for approval by Event Designers.
Touch up furniture, both before trucking pre-event and post-event return, ensuring items are always in presentable condition.
Assist the paint shop foreman in maintaining/adding to the paint library (color cards, paint process sheets, pantone records, can labels, etc).
Assist the paint shop foreman in maintaining the safety, order, and cleanliness of all paint areas.
Other duties as assigned.
Essential Job Functions:
Ability to work calmly under pressure.
Ability to multitask.
An efficient and flexible approach to meet targets and deadlines.
Follows all shop safety protocols (correct respirator use, sprayer safety, etc).
Desired Skills & Abilities
Minimum of 2 years’ experience in Theatrical Scenic Painting or Event Production.
Knowledge of various paints, stains, sealers, and foam coatings.
Knowledge of paint tools and materials, such as sprayers, graining tools, etc.
Ability to sample and execute basic paint treatments (wood grain, stone, concrete, simple marble, etc).
Foam carving, hard coating, and sculpture skills.
HVLP and Airless Sprayer skills a plus but not required.
Compensation + Benefits
-Compensation commensurate with experience starting at $18/hour.
-Paid Time Off accrual available to eligible employees
-Opportunities for benefits such as Health Insurance and 401k available to eligible employees after probationary period
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