Job Dates

05/28/24 – 08/02/24

The Contemporary American Theater Festival at Shepherd University is welcoming applications for the position of Scenic Art Intern. CATF, a summer festival and leading producer of contemporary plays, is dedicated to telling diverse stories and developing new American theater. The festival premieres or produces multiple plays per season in three venues in rotating rep. CATF is committed to supporting the unique needs of new work while fostering an environment of fun and company community. Located 90 minutes from DC, CATF makes its home in one of America’s coolest small towns, Shepherdstown, WV.

Scenic Art Interns work with the Scenic Artists to execute the scenic techniques and treatments for all shows. During tech and performances, they are assigned to the run crew in one venue. Responsibilities during the run include assisting with changeovers and/or assisting with touchups as needed. Basic experience with standard theatrical paints, techniques, and tools, the ability to lift 25lbs, and comfort while working at heights up to 20′ (on lifts or ladders) is necessary; some basic experience with faux finishes, 3D texturing, and/or prep work is preferred.

Ideal candidates for the Internship Company are team players: positive, flexible, eager to learn, work collaboratively, and value and practice anti-racist and anti-oppressive (ARAO) efforts. Please visit catf.org/arao to learn about CATF’s ARAO Values

Position is seasonal, from late May to early August. All staff and interns are provided free air-conditioned housing within walking distance of the theaters and workspaces (also air conditioned) 1-2 meals per day during tech, and free use of university gym, pool, and laundry facilities.

Interested applicants should follow the application instructions at this address:

Electronic submissions only please

Please visit www.catf.org to learn more about us and our upcoming summer season.

CATF is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, ethnicity, Veteran, or ability status. CATF makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time. If you have any questions or need assistance completing the application, please email us at the contact address on this posting.