COST of Wisconsin Inc. creates custom themed projects for museums, theme and water parks, aquariums, zoological exhibits, and other unique assignments. A scenic painter will utilize various artistic techniques to transform 2-D and 3-D theme construction elements based on project plans and models.

*Requires resume inclusive of portfolio or picture examples of previous work.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Prepare for tasks or projects by learning the scope of work and prepping appropriate tools necessary to complete assignment
  • Set up and clean-up of work area inclusive of tarping, scraping, cleaning materials and equipment, etc.
  • Clean and prep surface for painting by scraping, caulking, bonding, sanding, patching, priming and base painting
  • Color match and mix paint to achieve desired visual effects
  • Paint faux finishes such as simulated rock, wood grain, distressed/aged appearance, etc. by utilizing a variety of artistic techniques
  • Paint 2-D and 3-D scenic work
  • Work outdoors and on elevated surfaces

Required Skills

  • Artistic fabrication and construction background, education or experience
  • 1 – 3 years scenic painting experience
  • Familiarity with a variety of materials and finishes
  • Ability to work from plans, specifications, photos and models
  • Work with units of measurement and scales
  • Proficiency in using hand and power tools

Job Expectations:

  • Work independently and with project team
  • Availability to work overtime
  • Adhere to safety requirements and equipment guidelines
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 90 lbs
  • Ability to carry 50 lbs
  • Ability to push and pull 100 lbs
  • Ability to stand, bend, squat, and climb stairs

Shift/Work Hours: First shift Monday to Friday; 40 hours+


  • Some high school

Benefits for Full time employees:

  • Time and a half for overtime
  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Company paid life insurance
  • Voluntary benefits: dental, short term disability, permanent life, term life, critical illness, accident insurance
  • 401k participation
  • Participation in quarterly bonus program

This job description is intended to provide an overview of the job and the general nature and level of work to be performed. This description is not to be interpreted as an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. COST of Wisconsin, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity workplace.