Overview

Job Dates

May 17- August 2, 2024 end date can be discussed if you need to return to school

Go to www.wagonwheelcenter.org for full job description and more information.

The Wagon Wheel Theatre is looking for its 2024 team of technicians!
To produce another summer of Broadway-quality theatre, we are seeking to fill the following positions: 1 Scenic Artist. The season includes Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Kiss Me Kate, The Wedding Singer, Murder on the Orient Express, and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. The Wagon Wheel is an 830 + seat theatre-in-the-round which is supported by a live orchestra during musical productions. Each production runs for 10 days, with only 4 days between productions.
* The Wagon Wheel is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse and equitable environment. All are encouraged to apply.

Summer contract details:
May 17th – August 2nd, approximately 11 weeks (willing to be flexible for students). Some contracts may be extended based on crew needs for the last show.

Pay: $425 per week (Housing is provided).

Scenic Artist
The Scenic artist is responsible for working with the Scenic Designer, Technical Director, and Artistic Director in the laying out, priming, painting, texturing, sculpting, detailing, of all scenic items and furniture.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
—Interpreting the design and renderings.
—Knowledge of mixing color based on designer renderings and color-matching based on existing pieces.
—Communicating with Scenic Designer/Technical Director in the ordering of any paint needed for each production.
—Creating stencils.
—Base, primary, and finish painting of all hard pieces of scenery. This includes furniture.
—Sculpting and carving of organic foam shapes.
—Touch-ups and maintenance of all completed projects throughout the run of the production.
—Keeping detailed records of paint colors used in each design.
—Working within the timelines set by Technical Director/Artistic Director
—Assisting the props or crafts department on specialty paint projects as requested.
—Working some overnight hours.
—Staying within the budgets set for each production.
—Assisting in organization and maintenance of workspaces and tools.
—Assisting with strike of each production.
—Maintaining a clean and safe workspace.
—Ability to work within a group.
—This job will require, bending, carrying, crawling, emptying trash, kneeling, lifting, loud noises, math, pushing/pulling, painting, twisting, working in the sun, working nights, sawdust, sweeping.
—Report any problems with deadlines, materials, or equipment to TD or ATD.
—Follow procedures and policies of Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts.
—Any additional tasks as requested by the TD.

Skills:
—Demonstrated proficiency and knowledge of painting techniques.
—Prior work with pneumatic spray gun, Hudson spray, airbrush a plus but not required.
—Strong Communication.
—Ability to be self-sufficient and self-motivated.
—Ability to prioritize and have good time management.
—Show an ability to learn and grow within the working environment, all while maintaining a healthy positive attitude.

Application Deadline: February 18, 2024

To apply: Please send cover letter, resumes WITH references, links to portfolio
(if possible), and any questions to Associate Artistic Director, Jennifer Dow: jen@wagonwheelcenter.org