Job Dates

05/30/24 – 08/03/24


375+/week; Favored Nations Tiered Contracts, Cost per week

Built in 1882, Tibbits is one of the oldest theaters in Michigan and is rich in history and ambiance. This intimate 499-seat theater hosts concerts, children’s programs, art exhibits and local events year-round. Each summer Tibbits presents their professional summer theatre season.

Tibbits’ 61st consecutive summer season with performances from June-Aug includes three musicals (FOREVER PLAID, SWEENEY TODD, and RENT) and OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS, along with cabarets and family-friendly Popcorn Theatre.

All positions are paid and no-cost housing is also provided. *See job duties below.

Scenic Painter/Scenic Designer (Popcorn Theatre): Responsible for executing the Scenic Designer’s artistic vision that has been portrayed in renderings and necessary elevations and serves as Scenic Designer for all Popcorn Theatre shows.
● Takes stock of paint and paint-related inventory and uses inventory on hand when possible.
● Responsible for purchasing paints, fabrics, painting supplies, etc within the allotted budget.
● Coordinates painting schedule with the Technical Director and Master Carpenter, providing information on any set pieces that may need to be constructed first because of complexity, etc.
● Paints all set pieces and maintains any paint repairs, modifications or maintenance during the run of the show.
● Maintains clean workspace and ensures the theatre and paint shop are in good order at the end of the season.
● Assists with load-ins and strikes.
● Serves as Scenic Designer (as well as Painter) for Popcorn Theatre productions:
○ Keeps Popcorn Theatre designs relatively simple, keeping in mind placement of Mainstage designs and changeover time. Uses stock inventory set pieces into consideration when creating the design in order to reduce costs and building time.
○ Abides by all schedules and deadlines, providing the necessary technical drawings, renderings, elevations, and/or models that will illustrate to the Director as well as the Technical Director and Master Carpenter the scenic concept of the show.
○ Works directly with the Technical Director and Master Carpenter on the implementation of the set building process.
○ Responsible for all furniture choices, set dressing choices and other elements that may be necessary to the scenic design in coordination with the Director and conveys those choices to Props Dept.
○ Presents any practical electrical needs on the stage to the Technical Director and Lighting Designer when submitting the scenery design.
○ Provides any/all requirements for trim heights and all other drawings to the Lighting Designer and stage management.
● Responsible for working within the allotted budget.

Reports to the Technical Director.

*While these are the major responsibilities of the position, due to the unpredictable nature of Summer Stock, additional duties in areas and situations not defined above will be required.

*Tibbits Summer Theatre/Tibbits Opera House is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates are encouraged to apply.

To apply for this job email your details to Tech@Tibbits.org