Job Dates

August 2022 to May 2023 (Dates flexible)

The George Mason University, College of Visual and Performing Arts seeks qualified applicants for a Scenic Painter. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Position:
The College of Visual and Performing Arts is seeking a Scene Shop Scenic Painter to start in August 2022. Candidate should possess skills and talents to color mix, generate paint samples, prepare surfaces for treatment and implement various types of faux finishes for scenery, furniture and props as needed. Candidate should possess the ability to interpret scenic design drawings and renderings and to determine materials and processes necessary to carry out these designs. Candidate should have theatre experience including, but not limited to work as a scenic charge and scenic artist. Candidate will work extensively with students, so there will be a significant amount of teaching and training students of different skill levels.

People skills, time management and organization are vital. Prior experience with maintaining paint tools and tracking inventory needs is preferred. Bachelor’s degree in Technical Theater or Art preferred.

Because the paint area is a shared space with the rest of the scene shop, the Scenic Painter will have exposure to dust and noises generated by power tools. This position may occasionally require heavy lifting and working at heights.

This position is 40 hours per week, but there is some flexibility in the schedule. This is a 9 month wages-only position (August to early May, exact dates flexible). Starting pay rate is $21/hr. (negotiable).

For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Required Documents:
– Cover Letter
– Resume
– List of Professional References

Optional Documents:
– DARS Certificate of Disability

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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About George Mason University

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!

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