DEPARTMENT: Production- Paints

REPORTS TO:  Production Management & Scenic Charge


Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT seeks an experienced scenic artist for its 2020-2021 season. Northern Stage is a LORT D 240 seat regional theater, producing a 6-show mainstage season between the months of August and May, plus educational programs, a New Works Festival, and 4-6 other events year-round. The Scenic Artist will work closely with the Scenic Charge Artist and will assist in coordinating all paint-related activities leading up to load in.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist the Scenic Charge in executing all paint techniques needed for each production, including carving,  faux finishes, texturing, and creating large 20’x50’ drops.
  • Help to strike and change over technical elements for each production.
  • Keep the paint shop and work areas clean and safe, helping to maintain tools and inventory.
  • Act as part of a run crew as needed.
  • Provide support for events outside the mainstage and education seasons.
  • Support other production departments as needed.


  • 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 usage, cleaning, care, and maintenance of all paint tools.
  • Proficiency in color matching, carving, faux finishes, texturing, marbling, and wood graining.
  • Comfortable working at heights exceeding 20 feet in a lift and on a tension mesh grid.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to safely lift 75lbs.
  • Availability to work over-night calls.

CONTRACT DATES: 4/19/21-4/17/22 with an off-contract period in the fall from September 20th through November 7th.

JOB TYPE: Full time. Standard work days are Monday – Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm, but expect to work some nights and weekends as the schedule requires


To apply,  submit the following materials through  Submittable:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Three (3) professional references
  • Portfolio or samples of previous work

We believe the most important and impactful art is made when we consider and commit to inclusion, diversity, equity and access both on and off of our stage. We highly encourage folks who are Black, Native or Indigenous, People of Color, Queer or Trans, Poor or Working Class, Disabled, Young, Elderly, and/or who speak English as a second language to apply. To learn more about Northern Stage, please visit our website: No phone calls please.

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