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Lead Scenic Artist
Company: Seattle Repertory Theatre
Location: Seattle, WA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 04/18/2024
Expire Date: 06/18/2024
Salary: 0-100+
Job Categories: Arts, Entertainment, and Media, Other / General, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Lead Scenic Artist
Department/Team: Production
Position Reports To: Director of Production
Work Location: In-Person
FLSA Classification: Full Time/Seasonal/Hourly/Non-Exempt
Benefits: Vacation & Personal Days per Union Contract; eligible for parking discounts & free ORCA card
Starting Pay Range: $33.10 per hour (per Union Contract)
Position Classification: Union, IATSE Local 488
Application Deadline: Sunday, May 19th, 2024
You can apply from your phone by texting "SRTPaint" to (206) 966-4931


In collaboration with other members of the paint shop and production staff, the Lead Scenic Artist assists the Charge Scenic Artist in the Supervision of the paint shop and is responsible for painting, sculpting, and finishing all the scenery that goes from our shop to our stages.

Typical Duties Include:

Assist the Charge Scenic Artist in running the paint shop
Perform the duties of the Charge Scenic Artist in their absence.
Lead the maintenance and upkeep of painting materials, tools, equipment, and spaces.

Paint Drops and Scenery
Layout art from scenic designers by gridding, projecting, or freehand layout onto scenic drops and flats.
Mix color to match renderings.
Apply paint using various scenic painting techniques as required by the renderings and prescribed by the Charge Scenic Artist.

Sculpt and carve scenic elements
Layout and carve in foam and other scenic materials from drawings and models.

Maintain a clean and safe paint shop and work environment
Properly handle, use, and dispose of all paint materials.
Clean and maintain paint equipment and tools.

Build and Maintain a Personal Investment in the Seattle Rep and our EDI work
Attend and participate in all-staff company meetings.
Attend and participate in Staff Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Training workshops
Qualifications & Requirements
Minimum Qualifications:
Commitment to cultivating an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace via decisive action including consistently seeking out opportunities for self and community improvement in the areas of racial equity, accessibility, gender inclusivity, and cultural sensitivity.
4 years of experience painting in a professional scene shop environment
Advanced knowledge of scenic painting and sculpting techniques
Advanced knowledge of scenic painting and sculpting tools
Knowledge of color theory
A demonstrated ability to work effectively as a leader, independently, and as a member of a team
Ability to work extended periods painting on surfaces overhead, on saw horses, on floor level, vertically and horizontally oriented
Ability to work with materials weighing up to 50lbs unassisted

Desired Qualifications:
Graphics experience
Knowledge of Art History

Seattle Rep is excited about and actively working towards becoming a more diverse, anti-racist organization. We are interested in attracting, developing, and advancing the most talented individuals regardless of their race, sexual orientation, religion, age, gender, disability status or any other dimension of diversity. We strongly encourage people of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others from underrepresented groups to apply.
Every candidate brings something special to the table. If your experience and skills don't perfectly align with the job qualifications but you are excited about the role, feel your values align well with Seattle Rep, and are willing to strive for excellence in your work, please apply. We will train the right candidate.

1. Submit a resume detailing related experience and education.
2. Submit a cover letter that outlines how your related experience and education qualifies you for the position and illustrates why you want to work at Seattle Rep.
3. Submit at least 5 samples of painting work. These samples must be digital and can be in the form of digital image files, a PDF containing compiled images, or a link to a personal website where images can be found. Physical copies of photos will not be accepted. If you need assistance with this process, please contact Seattle Rep Human Resources.

Applications will be reviewed once the application window has closed.

Workplace accessibility and accommodations can be discussed with HR once an offer of employment has been extended.

Contact Information
Company Name: Seattle Repertory Theatre
Website: https://www.seattlerep.org/about-us...
Company Description:
ABOUT US Seattle Rep is committed to producing extraordinary programming. We believe that our ability to contribute to excellence in the arts depends on building and supporting a robust and diverse community. We continuously work toward inclusion of those who have been excluded historically, particularly BIPOC communities, women, LGBTQIA+ people, immigrants and refugees, and people with disabilities, ensuring they are represented in all parts of the organization, including at the decision-making table, inclusive of their intersectional identities like age, religion, background, political ideology, and veteran or military status. This work is reflected in our: Mission Seattle Rep collaborates with extraordinary artists to create productions and programs that reflect and elevate the diverse cultures, perspectives, and life experiences of our region. Vision Theater at the heart of public life Values Artistic Vitality, Sustainability, Generous and Inclusive Practices
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