Position Summary:

We are seeking Scenic Artists to be based in our Bridgeport, CT location. Individuals for consideration may specialize in one or more of the following: painting, faux finishing, sculpting, carving, theme painting, and automotive spraying. Scenic Artists will take daily direction under Charge Scenic and Art Department Manager, and will follow company safety guidelines.


Job Type: As Needed/Project Based – Project-based position, weekly hours fluctuate based on project needs.

Start Date: Rolling/ASAP

End Date: End of Project/As Needed


Duties & Expectations:

  • Understanding of scenic paint and finishing
    • Understanding of theatrical/theme paint brands, artist materials, traditional and non-traditional artist tools (and the ability to learn new tools and materials)
    • Understanding of prepping multiple substrates (wood, metal, fiberglass)
  • Ability to work closely with others
    • Work with other artists to match techniques across all scenic elements for cohesiveness
    • Interact with various departments, including overlapping on scenic elements
  • Maintains a clean, safe, and efficient work area
    • Proper use of all tools and safety equipment
    • Proper handling, storage, and disposal of all chemical products
    • Awareness of others working in the same area
  • Working with efficiency and care to complete all scenic units to a high standard within the timeframe provided by the Charge Scenic and Art Department Manager
  • Follow written and verbal direction daily from Charge Scenic and Art Department Manager


Skills & Attributes:

  • Color mixing and matching
  • Knowledge and use of HVLP spray guns (not required)
  • Sculpting and texturing of various materials such as foam and sculptable epoxy (not required)
  • Aptitude for learning and application of newly acquired skill set
  • Self-motivated and focused
  • Good time management



  • Portfolio and work history for consideration
  • 2 years of scenic artist experience or apprentice
  • Advanced knowledge in paint and/or bodywork (cutting in trim, rolling, stirring paint etc.)
  • High School, Vocational or technical school training required
  • BFA Fine Arts/ equivalent preferred but not required


Physical Demands:

  • Lifting, carrying, standing, kneeling, balancing, working from ladders and scaffolding.
  • Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. and prepared to work in factory conditions
  • Use of appropriate PPE and/or specific precautions


Starting rate $25/hr (commensurate with experience), overtime after 40 hours


To Apply:

Please provide an up to date resume with references and portfolio (PDF or website, no Word docs please).

Send this via email to careers@globalscenicservices.com with the subject line “Scenic Artist Position- Your Name”.


About Global Scenic Services

Global Scenic Services is a world-renowned provider of scenic fabrication, automation, and production services for the live entertainment industry.