Charge Scenic Artist
Reports to Production Manager
Arizona’s first professional theatre company, Arizona Theatre Company is the state’s only member of the respected League of Resident Theatres (LORT) – as well as the only LORT theatre nationally that produces shows in two cities, Tucson (at the historic Temple of Music and Art) and Phoenix, (at the elegant Herberger Theater Centre). ATC maintains offices in both Tucson and Phoenix.
The Charge Scenic Artist will define, plan, create and execute the painting of all scenic elements. It is essential to maintain paint department communications, scheduling, budgeting, and collaborations within the Production department, ATC as whole, and outside the organization as needed. The Charge Scenic Artist will supervise paint department crew members and volunteers. Candidates from communities underrepresented in technical theatre are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Collaborate with Scenic Designers to research, define and implement all scenic paint needs.
- Research and create treatment/color samples.
- Coordinate build schedule with the Technical Director and Assistant Technical Director to complete finishing of scenery.
- Coordinate schedule with the Properties Master to complete painting and finishing of prop elements as needed.
- Complete all scenic paint work on time and within available resources.
- Coordinate and supervise paint staff, overhire artists, and volunteers.
- Coordinate, supervise, and teach paint department interns.
- Attend technical and dress rehearsals to take notes and finish paint activities.
- Other duties as assigned.
Maintenance and Administrative Duties
- Maintain ATC tools, paint shop areas, and paint inventories.
- Coordinate purchasing of paint materials and tools.
- Maintain daily administrative needs in the paint department.
- Maintain the basic Temple stage house finishes and paint requirements.
- Assist on other ATC special events or programs as assigned by the Production Manager.
- Working knowledge of standard scenic art techniques including, but not limited to paint mixing, sculpting, trompe l’oeil, drop painting, HVLP and airless sprayers, and the ability to easily understand and paint from provided samples and renderings.
- Self-motivated, energetic and an effective, efficient communicator.
- Attentive to detail, accountable and deadline oriented.
- Able to uphold a tone of collaboration, respect, optimism and professionalism, both internally and externally, while maintaining composure in a fast-paced setting.
- College degree preferred
- Minimum of 2 years of regional theatre management and artistry.
- Minimum of 2 years in a supervisory capacity
- Knowledge of spray units, foam cutters, and other paint equipment
- Eligibility to obtain a valid driver’s license
- Work days could be long surrounding tech week and there will be occasional night and weekend calls.
- Short Phoenix residencies may be required based on production schedules.
This is a full-time position. Due to the nature of professional theatre, periodic evening and weekend work is expected. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Submit resume and cover letter, three professional references, and portfolio examples (website link, or 5-7 photos in a single PDF attachment) via e-mail only to: email@example.com. Please list “Charge Scenic Artist” in the job description.
Arizona Theatre Company is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion, disability or national origin.