CATF’s Scenic Art Department consists of a Festival Charge Artist, Asst. Charge Artist, two Scenic Artists, and two Scenic Art Interns who produce scenery for the festival’s six productions. Scenic Artists will work under the supervision of the Festival Charge Artist to assist in mixing paint, creating samples, and executing scenic techniques and treatments.

Applicants must be able to lift and carry 50lbs, comfortable working on ladders and lifts up to 20’ tall, enjoy working on teams, and be comfortable assisting with the supervision of interns. Flexibility, positivity, the ability to take direction well and work independently are essential to success at CATF. Ideal candidates will be knowledgeable in realistic faux finishes, 3D texturing, staining, and will have previous repertory and/or professional experience.

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 submit a resume, cover letter, and any portfolio images as PDFs to CATFJobs@gmail.com – Electronic submissions only please.

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

CATF is committed to fostering a diverse workplace. People from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Job Dates

Late May – Early July or Early August


$450-$475/week + housing

About Contemporary American Theater Festival

CATF, a LORT D summer festival and leading producer of contemporary plays, is dedicated to telling diverse stories and developing new American theatre. The festival premieres or produces six plays per season in three venues in rotating rep. We are committed to supporting the unique needs of new work while fostering an environment of fun and company community. Located an hour from DC, CATF makes its home in one of America’s coolest small towns, Shepherdstown, WV.