TITLE: Lead Scenic Artist
STATUS: Full-time Seasonal Hourly
PAY RANGE: $28.50 – $30.10
SUPERVISOR: Technical Director
The Lead Scenic Artist works closely with Scenic Charge Artist to best achieve the scenic design.  This position requires a familiarity with the design to achieve the goals of the paint shop as directed by the Scenic Charge Artist utilizing different techniques in painting, carving and faux finishes.
This is a full-time position with at least 1800 hours of offered work guaranteed for the season (September 2024 – August 2025).
  • Paint and apply scenic artistry techniques to projects supported by the paint shop and on stage.
  • Execute projects utilizing painting, carving, faux finishes and applying scenic artistry techniques.
  • Accomplish scenic notes for shows produced by the paint shop as assigned by the TD and Scenic Charge Artist.
  • Lead crews for specific projects and tasks.
  • Maintain paint shop by cleaning, repairing tools/equipment and taking inventory of supplies.
  • Troubleshoot problems having to do with scenery and scenic artistry.
  • Maintain a safe working environment.
  • 3 years experience in professional theatre environment.
  • Good communication skills and team based working strategies.
  • Ability to follow safety procedures in shop and on stage.
  • $28.50/hr @ time of hire through 9/1/24
  • $30.10/hr from 9-2-24 through 8-31-25
This position is subject to the collective bargaining agreement between Village Theatre and IATSE Local #488.
Village Theatre is committed to equitable hiring practices that center the matching of skills, interests and learned experience over education requirements and previous employment.   All applications will be redacted to provide anonymity for the candidate, then reviewed by a diverse hiring committee consisting of at least three individuals.  The committee will create a rubric for assessment using the criteria from the job description.  The committee will make recommendations on who should move on to the interview process based on the assessment.
Candidates who are asked to interview can expect a conversational, non-confrontational environment focused on questions that speak to experiences. We wish to remove any barriers to interviewing for our candidates and as such, interviews can be in person or over zoom, and at a time of day that works for the candidate. We will ask about and will meet accessibility needs.   Following an interview process, every candidate interviewed will receive a phone call to share the outcome.
To apply, please e-mail your resume, portfolio, and cover letter to:  resumes@villagetheatre.org with “Lead Scenic Artist” and your last name in the subject line.  PDF Format is preferred.  No phone calls, please.

About Village Theatre

Based in Issaquah, WA, with operations in Everett, WA, Village Theatre is a leading producer of musical theatre in the Pacific Northwest. Producing entertaining, quality productions since 1979, Village Theatre has grown into one of the region’s best-attended theatres, with pre-Covid numbers reflecting just over 18,000 Mainstage season subscribers and 220,000 projected total attendance each season. Through its Village Originals program, Village Theatre is nationally recognized for its contribution to the development of new musicals, having supported the creation of over 175 new works to date. Village Theatre also takes pride in nurturing tomorrow’s audiences through its Youth Education programs, serving over 56,000 young people and their families annually.
Theatre lies at the intersection of storytelling and community. The stories we tell represent and influence our shared human experience. We believe that to tell these stories authentically, it is essential to employ equitable practices that are inclusive of and led by a diverse and culturally rich community. Village Theatre has a responsibility to mindfully support and design the impact these stories have on the audiences we serve, the artists we engage, the students we nurture, and the staff we entrust. Centering Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in our work allows us to create a storytelling space that welcomes, celebrates, and honors all people.
More information about our journey to be an anti-racist organization and our DEIA Committee can be found here:  https://villagetheatre.org/deia/