Job Dates

05/08/23 – 08/21/23

-Totem Pole Playhouse produces Equity productions and presents non-union guest productions as part of a summer subscription series. Totem Pole has an excellent reputation within the industry; the New York Times called Totem Pole; the Cadillac of summer theaters.
-Totem Pole’s summer series of shows run from May through September. Contract dates vary with some flexibility regarding start dates and end dates, but applicants should ideally be available for the entire summer series.
-Staff salaries are competitive and dependent on prior experience.
-Most staff positions provide housing in private bedrooms within shared staff houses.
*Totem Pole Playhouse is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on sex, gender identity, disability, religion, age, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or parental status. Totem Pole Playhouse follows CDC and State and Local guidelines to help protect and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

The Scenic Artist is responsible for working with the Paint Charge to accomplish all scenic painting for a fast-paced 5-show season. The candidate should know about all traditional scenic painting and finishing techniques, be able to work independently, delegate and train others as needed, and maintain a clean and safe work environment. This position requires strong communication skills and the ability to work under pressure and other tasks as assigned. The candidate will also need to be capable of working on tall ladders, lifting at least 50 lbs.

Reports to the Production Manager (PM) and Scenic Charge (SC).

Those encouraged to apply: Self-motivated individuals who are confident in their scenic painting skills and prior experience as part of a professional or college paint shop. At least 1-2 years of the college experience.

-Participates in the painting of sets for the Summer Season.
-Assists in the upkeep and general maintenance of all paintwork areas and paint tools.
-Punctual and stays on schedule. Keeps supervisors informed of progress and asks for help when needed.
-Maintains excellent communication to facilitate the organization’s continuing functionality.
-Performs the essential job functions safely, successfully, and consistently with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards, including meeting qualitative and quantitative productivity standards.
-Maintains regular, punctual attendance.
-Can lift 50 pounds.
-Is comfortable working at heights from Genie lifts, ladders, and scaffolding.
-Any other duties as assigned by the PM or TD.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by sending a cover letter, resume, and portfolio to jzietak@totempoleplayhouse.org with the subject line of the position they are applying for.