Overview

Wheelock Family Theatre at Boston University is searching for a scenic charge for their upcoming production of Little Women. WFT@BU creates intergenerational and multicultural productions that provide a shared experience for the whole family. Our productions celebrate the diverse range of families found in the world today and seek to unite them in the shared experience of live theatre. We are dedicated to those who are historically under-served: people of color, people with disabilities, and low-income families. We know that it is not only children who are “at risk” in our society — but entire families and communities.

Responsibilities:

– Collaborate with the technical director in order to execute all painting needs.

– Work independently to make sure all painting deadlines are met.

– Create a touch-up paint kit upon opening.

– Adhere to any provided paint elevations from scenic designer.

– Attend production meetings when available.

– Maintain a clean and functional work space.

Qualifications:
– Knowledge of theatrical scenic painting and surface treatments.
– Ability to read construction drawings and paint elevations.
– Capacity to solve problems and good communication skills.
– Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
– Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work quickly and accurately with attention to detail.

– Proficiency in paint tools and in cleaning, care, and maintenance of all paint tools.

This is an hourly position at $20/hour (not to exceed 60 hours). Floor/back wall painting will be done between December 26 and January 1. Additional painting to be done after scenic load-in January 5.

Please contact Heather Radovich (production manager) at heather.radovich@yahoo.com with your resume.

To apply for this job email your details to navargas@bu.edu

About Wheelock Family Theatre

Wheelock Family Theatre at Boston University has been the Greater Boston area’s premier theatre company serving children and families, with professional, affordable productions that appeals to people of all ages.

The theatre was founded in 1981 by Andrea Genser, Anthony Hancock, Susan Kosoff, and Jane Staab with the endorsement and support of the former Wheelock College President, Gordon Marshall. In the years since its founding the theatre has staged more than 100 mainstage productions — from classic children’s shows like Charlotte’s Web or Pippi Longstocking, to family-friendly musicals like Peter Pan and The Sound of Music, to thought-provoking dramas like To Kill a Mockingbird that deal with issues of interest and concern to young people.

Since 1981, our productions have been seen by more than a half-million people. Our education programs, both in the theatre and in the Boston public schools, have provided hands-on training to tens of thousands of students. Our commitment to making our theatre accessible to people from all the diverse communities of the Boston area has won us recognition and awards at both the local and national level.