05/31/21 – 07/04/21
300-450 per week
Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival is looking for multiple positions in our scene shop and scenic art department for the 2021 Festival Season.
Contract dates and salaries vary depending on position and experience. Housing is provided a short 5 minute walk from the shop and theater.
Scenic Charge Artist
May 31 – July 4
Charge Artist supervises the scenic artist and intern, works with all scenic designers to determine the best treatment options for all paint needs and coordinates with the scene shop on space/set piece sharing. Exact needs vary widely from season to season. Charge Artist must come with a variety of skills to meet those needs and be comfortable trying new techniques on the go. With a very busy season with a lot of deadlines the scenic department is often on an opposite schedule working late nights or overnights in order to keep base with the build.
May 31 – June 27
Exact scenic needs vary widely from season to season. Scenic Artist must come with a variety of skills to meet those needs and be comfortable trying new techniques on the go. The scenic artist will work closely with the scenic charge to plan how to accomplish the departments goals. With a very busy season with a lot of deadlines the scenic department is often on an opposite schedule working late nights or overnights in order to keep pace with the build.
Visit our website at pashakespeare.org for more information.
To apply please send cover letter, resume, and references to Director of Production, Josh Rose at the email address connected to this posting.
Covid 19 Precautions:
PSF will require mask wearing and social distancing throughout the 2021 season. There will also be regular Covid-19 testing along with daily symptom screening. Contract lengths have also been altered to limit the density of people on campus throughout the festival season.
Heading into its 29th season the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival operates on the campus of DeSales University. The Festival performs in both the 473 seat mainstage and the 187 seat black box at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on campus. PSF’s company of artists in recent years has included winners and nominees of the Tony, Emmy, Drama Desk, Hayes, Lortel, Jefferson, Barrymore, etc. and headliners from Broadway, television, feature film, etc. Coverage has included The Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, etc., and The New York Times has identified PSF in two recent years as one of the leading summer theatre festivals in the nation. Each summer PSF produces a season of Shakespeare alongside other classics, musical theatre and children’s theatre. Our vision is for world-class work.
Contract dates vary by department but the overall season runs May 27 through August 4 with performances running from June 25 through August 1.
Inquiries about the Festival, positions or hiring process may be sent by email to Director of Production Josh Rose.
PSF is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the principles of inclusion and diversity both onstage and off.
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