Overview

Job Dates

04/15/24

GULFSHORE PLAYHOUSE SEEKS SCENIC ARTIST

Gulfshore Playhouse, a mission-driven, professional theatre company located in Naples, Florida, is seeking a dynamic, detail-oriented and organized individual to serve as Scenic Artist.

Gulfshore Playhouse offers a diverse season of straight plays and musicals ranging from venerated classics and Broadway hits to contemporary works and world premieres. Gulfshore Playhouse is passionately committed to producing high-quality, professional theatre which exceeds the expectations of the cultured residents and visitors of Naples, FL, many of whom are regular theatre patrons in New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.

Gulfshore Playhouse will be opening the Baker Theatre and Education Center, a state-of-the-art facility, featuring a 350-seat mainstage with a Broadway-sized stage, a 125-seat flexible space, rehearsal studios, classrooms, and rental space in October of 2024. In 2022, Gulfshore Playhouse became nationally recognized as the 77th member of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT). This is an extraordinarily exciting time for the Gulfshore Playhouse, which is experiencing unprecedented growth in a collaborative and creative community.

Status: Full-time, year-round position
Start Date: April 15, 2024

The Scenic Artist works in fellowship with another Scenic Artist to assist the Scenic Art Supervisor in achieving production goals throughout the season by executing and completing all finishes and paint treatments per designer elevations and Supervisor specifications. Additionally, the Scenic Artist will prepare both load-in and touch-up kits for each production in collaboration with the Scenic Art Supervisor. The Scenic Artist will also assist in the maintenance of the paint shop inventory, the flammables inventory and the MSDS inventory of all chemicals housed in the production shops. The Scenic Artist also may be asked to assist in other departments when their schedule permits, and they possess the requisite knowledge to assist said department.

The ideal individual will have a drive to provide high-quality work, the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, efficient written and verbal communication, proficient organizational skills, and the ability to work as part of the team. Gulfshore Playhouse values hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and grace-under-pressure. An employee may be expected to work extended hours on occasion when necessary to meet goals. Some weekend and evening hours are required including attendance at performances, special events, and/or meetings that may happen outside normal scheduled hours.

Skills:
Proficiency in paints and scenic treatments. An excellent grasp on general painting techniques, such as; glazing, trompe l’oeil, wood graining, texture application + foam carving.
The ability to work on a dynamic team with grace and flexibility.
The capability to work with other staff members, interns, volunteers + guest artists to generate theatrical productions to the standards of Gulfshore Playhouse.
Ability to read drafting packages, specifically paint elevations
Proficiency in Google Suite
Creative problem-solving
Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing
Ability to manage time and productivity effectively
Ability to multitask and achieve tight deadlines

Duties:
Assist Scenic Art Supervisor with achieving production goals throughout the season by executing and completing all finishes and paint treatments per designer elevations and Supervisor specifications
Complete all scenic units in line with the build and paint schedule supplied by the Scenic Art Supervisor.
Maintaining a safe, healthy and clean work environment.
Lead non-artists such as volunteers or overhire staff in the execution of paint treatments on a per show basis.
Preparing the load-in kits and touch-up kits for each production.
Responding to notes as needed to maintain the production during its run.
Assisting the Scenic Art Supervisor in the creation of treatment samples and treatment paperwork on a per show basis.
Maintaining the Production Offices paints and flammables inventories as well as being sure the MSDS database is up to date after each show.
Adhere to all safety protocols at all times.
Attend all necessary meetings including, but not limited to, production meetings and company meetings.
Assist the production team with load-in, and strike of scenic elements when needed.
Provide support for special events.

Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s Degree in theatrical production or design, or work experience as a Scenic Artist, Muralist or other large scale painter + fabricator.
3 years experience in the field (including classroom experience)
Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds of equipment repeatedly or for extended periods.
Ability to climb, ladders, mobile lifts, catwalks and work at heights
Ability to work overhead with heavy equipment
Ability to work in tight, enclosed spaces including ones in the air
Ability to work in dark spaces
Ability to stand for long periods of time depending on assignment
Ability to work in and with proper personal protective equipment
Ability to safely operate shop equipment and tools
Our Charter: https://www.gulfshoreplayhouse.org/charter/

Salary range: $19-$23/hr DOE Overtime after 40 hrs

Benefits: Gulfshore Playhouse offers benefits that increase along with tenure, including health, dental, and vision insurance, a 403(b) retirement plan and paid vacation and sick leave.

Gulfshore Playhouse is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse staff; we strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups and diverse backgrounds to apply.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and references attached as one pdf to jobs@gulfshoreplayhouse.org.