Job Dates

May to mid-August

Pay rate: $19/hour and is eligible for overtime
Benefits: Complimentary tickets to select performances; Discounts at concessions and the gift shop
Position location: 100% On-site

POSITION SUMMARY: Scenic Artists will assist the Charge Artist in finishing all scenery produced by the scene shop. Scenic Artists will help to plan and efficiently execute all scenic treatments, help to maintain a clean and safe workshop, and help to mentor the Scene Painting Apprentice. Start and end dates are flexible.


Complete scenic treatments as directed for opera productions at The Barns.
Help supervise the safe and clean management of the paint shop and stage.
Finish scenery during load-in and assist with strike.
Help to restore The Barns at the end of the season.
Other duties as assigned.


Prior scene shop experience
Strong knowledge of scenic paint and finishing techniques
Sensitivity and commitment to the mission of Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment that embraces and encourages different perspectives. We work to reflect and be representative of the communities in which we serve and in which we reside. Qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans who need assistance or an accommodation in our job application processes should contact hr@wolftrap.org. An offer of employment is contingent on successfully passing a background check and providing proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Applicants who cannot get vaccinated for bona fide disability or religious reasons should also contact HR at hr@wolftrap.org so they can determine if reasonable accommodations can be made.

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