The RSC is looking for an experienced Scenic Artist to join our small and creative team based at our workshops in leafy Stratford-upon-Avon. This role involves creating and painting scenery and props using a variety of advanced techniques and finishes.

This is a wonderful opportunity for a talented artist to work with some of the best designers in the theatre industry. You will be working on a diverse range of projects including the creation of scenery for multiple RSC stages – The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, The Swan, The Other Place and for our tours. The scenery we produce isn’t limited to the main stage, some is specifically designed and created for our Education and Events & Education departments. You will get to work on site and on location to shape and hone your work.

What does this role involve?

Using specialist knowledge to select appropriate techniques to deliver the required scenery
Overseeing and carrying out complex alterations, maintenance and refurbishment
Overseeing the running of the workshop with adherence to health and safety regulations
Working closely with designers to translate and interpret their designs from concept to stage
Working with a variety of materials to deliver a bespoke, stylised and sophisticated realisation of designs
Introducing new methods and innovative thinking techniques
This position is key to the efficient running of the Scenic Artistry department, so we are looking for someone who:

Enjoys working collaboratively; supporting and assisting designers, colleagues and creative teams
Has technical experience in creating scenery within theatre or opera environments
Is proficient in time management and working to deadlines
Has the ability to solve problems with a positive, solutions orientated outlook
Brings in depth knowledge of materials, suppliers and ordering processes
Can make informed decisions and offer constructive advice to others in techniques and processes
This is a full-time, fixed-term position for a 6 month period, which offers stability and the chance to work with world-renowned designers as well as being given the exciting opportunity to see your own work on stage at the RSC.

You will be working 44 hours per week, typically Monday to Friday, some Saturdays as well as occasional Sundays. You will also be required to do some late evening  work on stage following rehearsals or performances.

All applications should be made online using the RSC website. If you need any assistance when applying, please contact the Recruitment Team on 01789 412625 or email jobs@rsc.org.uk

We are committed to building a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all individuals.

The RSC strives for excellence, and values integrity, inclusion, ambition and innovation. We act with respect, show leadership and build resilient ways of working in all our activities.

We aim to create a welcoming, supportive environment which is happy, healthy and safe. We place great importance upon developing a diverse, highly motivated and energised workforce to help achieve our priorities. We put our values at the heart of everything we do.

The Royal Shakespeare Company (no. 212481) is a publicly funded registered charity.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@rsc.org.uk