Join a team of hardworking staff members who take pride in the artistic quality of their work. Virginia Repertory Theatre is seeking a Scenic Paint Charge to join our full-time staff. We are Central Virginia’s largest nonprofit professional theatre company, with a budget of $5.6 million, four distinct venues, an educational touring arm, and an annual audience of 530,000. Virginia Rep creates professional productions of the great comedies, dramas and musicals – past, present and future. We are also dedicated to the development and production of new plays, and we seek to insure the play has a life beyond its production at Virginia Rep. To learn more, visit our website.
Maintain the paint inventory for the theatre throughout the season.
Scenic charge on all Signature, Tour and Children’s season productions (approximately 15 productions) and Hanover season productions when needed (approximately 4 productions).
Work with designers’ elevations to create samples and execute the designs based on paint elevations delivered on Signature, Tour and Children’s season productions, and assist on Hanover season productions when needed.
Attend production meetings and help to determine feasibility of paint elevations in relationship to timeline.
Size and paint drops of varying opacity based on designer elevations and instruction.
Communicate with designers to make sure that needs are accurately met as far as color, texture, and design elevations or samples.
Read performance reports and attend to touch-ups as needed.
Supervise a team and create a schedule based on what is needed for the paint processes.
Supervise and mentor the Scenic Art Interns and assistants as staffed.
Assist in prop paint as needed in the development of projects.
A strong artistic sense and skills
Strong communications skills
Faux finish painting
Strong mixing and blending skills
Ability to work from designer elevations
BA or BFA in technical theatre, properties design, or equivalent work experience
3+ years professional experience
Please send a cover letter, resume, portfolio, salary history and 4 references to the email listed here with the subject line (your last name) – Scenic Paint Charge. No phone calls please.
This position is eligible for annual and sick leave, participation in company health, life, disability, and dental insurance plans, as well as our 403(b) retirement plan. Starting annual salary is $30K negotiable, based on experience. Virginia Repertory Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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