Job Dates

05/28/24 – 07/07/24

The Contemporary American Theater Festival at Shepherd University is welcoming applications for Scenic Artists. CATF, a LORT D summer festival and leading producer of contemporary plays, is dedicated to telling diverse stories and developing new American theater. The festival premieres or produces 4-5 plays per season across four venues. CATF is committed to supporting the unique needs of new work while fostering an environment of fun and company community. Located 90 minutes from DC, CATF makes its home in one of America’s coolest small towns, Shepherdstown, WV.

CATF’s Scenic Art Department consists of a Festival Charge Artist, Assistant Charge Artist, two Scenic Artists, and two Scenic Art Interns who finish, paint, and produce scenery for all of the festival’s productions. Scenic Artists will work under the supervision of the Festival Charge Artist to assist in mixing paint, creating samples, and executing scenic techniques and treatments, and may assist in leading or training the interns.

Applicants must be able to lift and carry 50lbs, be comfortable working on ladders and lifts up to 20′ tall, enjoy working on teams, and be comfortable assisting with the supervision of interns. Flexibility, positivity, the ability to take direction well and work independently are essential to success at CATF. Ideal candidates will be knowledgeable in realistic faux finishes, 3D texturing, staining, and will have previous repertory and/or professional experience.

Position is seasonal, from late May to mid-July (with a possible extension through early August, which can be discussed during the interview). All staff and interns are provided free, air-conditioned housing within walking distance of the theaters and workspaces (also air conditioned,) 1-2 meals per day during tech, and free use of university gym, pool, and laundry facilities.

CATF is committed to producing and sharing art in an inclusive, collaborative, anti-racist, and anti-oppressive environment. To learn more about CATF’s anti-racist and anti-oppressive values, visit www.catf.org/arao/

Interested applicants should submit a resume and relevant portfolio (web or PDF) at: https://catf.bamboohr.com/careers/39 – Electronic submissions only please.

Please visit www.catf.org to learn more about us and our upcoming summer season.

CATF is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, ethnicity, Veteran, or ability status. CATF makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time. If you have any questions or need assistance completing the application, please email us at info@catf.org