Job Title: Freelance Set Designer

Status: Temporary Part Time – One year position

Reports to: Head of Art

Job Overview:

St. Bernard’s School seeks a freelance set designer to create painted scenic panels for school plays.  The dimensions of the panels we currently use are 8 x 8 feet overall (two 4 x 8 feet panels taped together).

The ideal candidate will possess a professional background in theater design and be a proficient painter.  We seek a visionary designer with outstanding communication skills, excellent organizational skills, and an ability to meet all deadlines.



Provide preliminary set design sketches to the art department
Complete all scenic elements at an excellent level of finishing, following production schedules and deadlines
Arrange transport of all scenery to the school on a timely basis, maintaining communication each step of the way
Adhere to budgets and proper guidelines for purchases, receipts, and reimbursements
Clear and prompt communication


A bachelor’s degree in theater design, theater education, or related disciplines
Minimum of three years professional or academic theater design experience
To apply: Please provide a resume and samples of current or past work to humanresources@stbernards.org


To apply for this job email your details to humanresources@stbernards.org

About St. Bernard's School

St. Bernard’s School is a K-9 independent boys’ school founded in 1904.  The school, located on the Upper East Side, serves a diverse community of approximately 360 students and 100 employees.


St. Bernard’s offers young boys of diverse backgrounds an exceptionally thorough, rigorous, and enjoyable introduction to learning and community life.  We wish to inspire boys to value hard work and fair play, to develop confidence, consideration for others, and a sense of citizenship, and to have fun while doing these things.  We believe that young boys enjoy many benefits from an elementary school designed just for them.