The Finishing Department Manager is responsible for all painting and scenic treatments for a diverse range of ongoing jobs. Quality control is of utmost importance as well as the ability to create, and teach scenic painting techniques and surface treatments to other staff.

This role requires a proven ability in personnel management and time budgeting, excellent work ethic including attention to detail, workflow management, self-motivation, and the ability to collaborate with a diverse team.


Position in Organization:

Reports To: Production Manager


Primary Responsibilities:

General Management:

Works in conjunction with Project Managers and Designers, oversees Painters and Scenic Artists
Manages the workflow and personnel of a busy Finishing Dept
Ensure proper safety practices/procedures and equipment are used, including identification and proper disposal of hazardous/toxic liquids or materials.
Scheduling necessary labor for job (in conjunction with Production Manager)
Initial conversations with estimators around budgeting jobs
Executing projects within budget and timeline constraints
Maintaining an orderly paint shop
Expand One Hat One Hand’s capabilities through research of new products and techniques, and training therein


Facilities Management / Materials:

Supervise maintenance of finishing equipment
Maintain inventory of paint department materials
Ensure paint kit are ready for installations, with any relevant documentation/ instructions
Maintain record of finishing materials and processes used for each project
Maintain work logs for our spraybooths


Project-Based Responsibilities:

Produce samples as needed, with clear documentation
Attend production meetings and other meetings as needed
Perform and supervise painting of scenic elements
Manage and execute to meet deadlines
Ensure quality standards are met
Confirm approval of final product by project manager and client before delivery and installation
Ensure completed projects are protected and packed properly for a successful delivery and installation


Ancillary Responsibilities:

Familiarity with and use of limited heavy equipment, such as scissor lifts and boom lifts
Installation of project elements across varied locations, as needed.
Develop partnerships with other trades/vendors.


Essential Skills and Experience:

Experience with a variety of styles and techniques of painting
Color mixing, layout, and faux treatment skills
Interpret designers’ paint elevations and develop them into full-scale scenic treatments
Ability to organize and maintain inventory of painting supplies and tools
Be comfortable working at heights on ladders and personnel lifts
Excellent time management skills
Excellent organizational and leadership skills
Ability to work with an active production team and supervise groups
Proficiency in Google Suite, Slack, Adobe and other Software tools as required
Excellent problem solving abilities
Clear, correct, and effective communication using the English language



Ability to lift 50 lbs pounds of equipment and supplies as needed
Indoor warehouse environment with moderate noise


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About One Hat One Hand

Welcome to One Hat One Hand

We are a privately held, San Francisco-based creative company, designing and building unique works of art primarily for corporate clients, architecture and interior design firms as well as public arts commissions. Our staff is an inspired group of artists, craftspeople, designers, and project managers working together as One Hat One Hand. We collaborate with our clients every step of the way, taking pride in the talents and creative skills of our team and we work hard to produce seemingly impossible installations through thoughtful design, hands-on fabrication, and technology integration.  Feel free to view some of the projects that have excited us over the years at www.onehatonehand.com.