Lookingglass Theatre Company, a nationally recognized ensemble theatre company located in Chicago, Illinois, seeks enthusiastic team player to serve as the Scenic Charge Artist for our 2018-2019 season.
General Job Description: The Scenic Charge Artist is responsible for assessing the artistic and logistical needs of the paint treatment for each scenic design submitted by the Scenic Designer for each individual production. The Scenic Charge Artist will devise and implement a plan for the realization of the paint treatments of each scenic design in accordance with the artistic standards of Lookingglass Theatre and within the financial constraints set forward by the Company.
a) Work with Technical Director to budget paint needs based upon scenic drawings.
b) Attend design and production meetings as needed.
c) Hiring over hire labor, purchasing, supervising and/or executing any treatments necessary, and providing any and all necessary paperwork and supplies to ensure the efficient maintenance of the show during performance.
d) Ensure that all scenic elements are properly fire-proofed.
e) Attend technical rehearsals as needed to take notes and confer with the scenic designer.
f) Supervise execution of notes throughout the tech and preview period.
g) Prepare paint kit.
h) Keep organized log of treatments, swatches and process for each production. Compile information as needed for possible tours, remounts, etc.
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
– 3+ or more years of experience in a leadership position
– 3+ of scenic paint experience at collegiate level or higher
– Good written and verbal communication
– Excellent time management skills
Dates as follows:
The Steadfast Tin Soldier
Prelim Scenic Design Due: July 16, 2018
Build Begins: September 03, 2018
1st Tech: October 31, 2018
Open: November 17, 2018
Act(s) of God
Prelim Scenic Design Due: September 27, 2018
Build Begins: December 03, 2018
1st Tech: February 06, 2019
Open: February 23, 2019
Prelim Scenic Design Due: December 31, 2018
Build Begins: March 11, 2019
1st Tech: May 01, 2019
Open: May 18, 2019
Closes: January 13, 2018
This position is a seasonal hire, but per show availability will be considered. Please indicate your availability/interest in entire season or specific shows in your cover letter. This position is paid $20/hour. OT is paid at 1.5x.
Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Sarah Burnham at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include SCENIC CHARGE in the subject line. Applications will be accepted through July 16, 2018. No phone calls please. Lookingglass is an equal opportunity employer.