Artisan Center Theater seeks a Scenic Charge Artist.
The Scenic Charge Artist will support all productions through consultation with the Technical Director, both Scenic and Lighting designers and occasionally the Director/Stage Manager and determine painting processes to achieve the appropriate finished look for each scenic piece.
The responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
•Work as the primary artist on the scenic requirements of all productions while utilizing Over-hire Scenic Artists as needed per production.
•Participation in the production process to further interdepartmental collaboration and the artistic vision of the production.
•Through consultation with the Technical Director determine staffing needs within an established budget; including hiring and evaluation of personnel as needed.
•Stay informed of health and safety issues regarding materials and equipment.
•Conduct tests and provide samples for approval by Scenic and Lighting Designers as well as production team to determine appropriate painting processes.
•Collaborate with the Technical Director to project cost and schedule painting of scenery, set properties, trim properties and occasionally hand properties.
•Paint and/or supervise all aspects of paint process from lay-in through completion and assume responsibility for the timely completion of work within budgeted limitations.
•Coordinate distribution of work among various spaces through consultation with the Technical Director.
•Attend production meetings, technical note sessions, and rehearsals as deemed necessary by the Technical Director.
•Create and/or assist in the creation of digital images that meet format requirements for large- and small-scale printing.
•Maintain a safe and clean work environment in all shops, theaters and designated paint spaces.
•Responsible for maintenance and inventory of equipment and other supplies.
•Create a show morgue of all shows.
•Assist other departments as time and production needs demand.
•Maintain an environment of respect to all staff, guest artists, stakeholders, community leaders, and vendors.
•Carry out other duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by direct supervisor or management.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
•Extensive knowledge of theatrical paints, dyes, box store paints, and scenic painting techniques.
•An understanding of theatrical design processes.
•Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
•Ability to appropriately prioritize.
•Ability to lift, carry, push, pull, and reposition large objects weighing up to 50 pounds either alone or with a team.
•Comfortable working on ladders, mechanical lifts or other high places.
•Ability to comfortable work in confined spaces.
•Ability to repeatedly squat, crawl, walk, crouch, and kneel.
•Ability to work as a team member and maintain a positive attitude in stressful situations.
•Ability to unite and collaborate with staff, guest artists, stakeholders, community leaders, and vendors.
• Ability to work long hours and work with a flexible schedule.
• May have to work at heights, around moving machinery, and with exposure to noise, vibration, and dust.
• Must be willing to travel and work at various sites.
• Must be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions while using the appropriate safety procedures.
• Ability to work safely in an environment containing potentially hazardous electrical equipment, fumes, and/or materials.
• This position may move/carry theatrical scenery, wood and steel deliveries, load scenery onto and off trucks weighing up to 50 pounds.
• This position will need to frequently communicate with staff in a noisy shop and theater environment.
• This position will need to ascend/descend machinery used and scenery created for the production.
•Four (4) years of professional experience.
•Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator or other imaging software.
•Must work a flexible schedule which includes some evenings and weekends.
•Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Theatre.
•Three (3) years of supervisory experience.
•Experience working in a scene shop at a regional theatre.
•Understanding of AutoCAD, Vectorworks, or other CAD software.
•Ability to work well with people.
•Has personal and professional integrity and an exemplary work ethic.
•A supporter of Artisan Center Theater and its guiding principles.
•Excellent organizational skills; ability to multitask, track multiple projects.
•Excellent written and oral communication skills.
•Makes good use of time.
•Has a positive can-do attitude and is a team player.
This position pays $32,000 annually and is a year-long contract.
Send cover letter, portfolio, and resume to Chris Speer at email@example.com.