Scenic Department

POSITION CLOSED Festival Technical Director

May 11 arrival / July 29 depart

$6,000 stipend / $350 travel / private dorm housing / 14 meals a week

Responsible for the construction, mounting, rigging, and maintaining of all scenic pieces, and such set props that are needed, for a four-show rotating repertory season and the children’s show.  The Technical Director will also supply working drawings for all scenic elements and is responsible for the overall supervision for the scenic department and is responsible for the organization and supervision of the scenic running and change-over crews. Will organize and supervise company strike.

 

POSITION CLOSED Assistant Technical Director

May 11 arrival / July 29 depart

$5,000 stipend / $350 travel / private dorm housing / 14 meals a week

Partner with the Technical Director in all aspects of production for the TSF season. The ATD will assist in the overall supervision of the scene shop and is responsible for the build of all scenic elements and set props for a four-show repertory season, children's show, and auxiliary shows as needed. The Assistant Technical Director will serve on both the scenic running and changeover crews. Will assist with company strike.    Minimum Requirements:  Detailed knowledge of advanced woodworking, welding, and rigging; ability to routinely lift more than 50 pounds, spend extended periods of time on your feet, work a varied schedule and at heights above 25'. Ideal candidate should be self-motivated, safety conscious, and a team player with at least two years of professional experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience in a supervisory capacity. Ability to drive a 15 passenger van and trailer is desirable.  

 

POSITION CLOSED Scenic Charge Artist 

May 13 arrival / June 30 depart

$3,500 stipend / $350 travel / private dorm housing / 14 meals a week

Responsible for all the painting of scenic elements for the four-show rotating repertory season and a children’s show. Will work closely with the Scenic Designer and Technical Director on all scenic painting projects. Minimum Requirements: Experience in creating samples for approval by Scenic Designer, mixing color, paint mixing, in scenic treatments including, but not limited to, faux finish, carving, texturing, ageing, distressing, and general working ability in both latex and scenic paint. The candidate should also have experience in reading blueprints and color elevations and be comfortable working at heights above 16'. Ideal candidate should be self-motivated, safety conscious, and a team player with at least two years of professional experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

 

POSITION CLOSED Scenic Artist

May 15 arrival / July 29 depart

$3,500 stipend / $350 travel / double occupancy dorm housing / 14 meals a week

Assist the Scenic Charge Artist on all the painting duties for the four-show rotating repertory season, children's show, and auxiliary shows as needed. This position also serves on the properties running and changeover crews and maintains painting elements. Will assist in company strike.  Minimum Requirements: Experience in scenic treatments including, but not limited to, faux finish, carving, texturing, ageing, distressing, and general working ability in both latex and scenic paint. The candidate should also have experience in reading blueprints and color elevations and be comfortable working at heights above 16'. Ideal candidate should be self-motivated, safety conscious, and a team player with at least one year of professional experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

 

Assistant Scenic Artist 

May 15 arrival / July 29 depart

$2,500 stipend / double occupancy dorm housing / 14 meals a week

Assist the Scenic Charge Artist and Scenic Artist with all painting duties for the four-show rotating repertory season, children's show, and auxiliary shows as needed. This position also serves on the properties running and changeover crews and maintains painting elements; will assist in company strike.  Minimum Requirements: Experience in scenic treatments including, but not limited to, faux finish, carving, texturing, ageing, distressing, and general working ability in both latex and scenic paint. The candidate should also have experience in reading blueprints and color elevations and be comfortable working at heights above 16'. Ideal candidate should be self-motivated, safety conscious, and a team player with at least one year of professional experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

 

Scene Painting Intern 

May 15 arrival / July 29 depart

$1,250 stipend / double occupancy dorm housing / 14 meals a week

Serve as a technical intern assigned primarily to the scene painting department and will assist the Scenic Charge and Scenic Artists with all painting duties for the four-show rotating repertory season, children's show, and auxiliary shows as needed. This position also serves on the properties running and changeover crews and maintains scenery paint treatments during changeovers. Will assist in company strike. Minimum Requirements: Fundamental experience in scenic treatments including, but not limited to,  faux finish, carving, texturing, ageing, and distressing. The candidate should also be comfortable working at heights above 16'. Ideal candidate should be self-motivated, safety conscious, and a team player with at least two years of college training in technical theatre, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

 

Master Carpenter 

May 11 arrival / July 29 depart

$4,500 stipend / $350 travel / double occupancy dorm housing / 14 meals a week

Assist the Technical Director and Assistant Technical Director with scheduling, materials inventory, and supervising scenic carpenters. The Master Carpenter is responsible for building all scenic elements and set props for a four-show rotating repertory season, children's show, and auxiliary shows as needed. This position will also serve on the scenic running and change-over crews. Will assist in company strike. Minimum Requirements:  Proficiency with wood and metal construction, rigging, and time management; ability to routinely lift more than 50 pounds, spend extended periods of time on your feet, work a varied schedule and work at heights above 25'. Ideal candidate should be self-motivated, safety conscious, and a team player with at least two years of professional experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to drive a 15 passenger van and trailer is desirable.  

 

Scenic Carpenter (6) 

May 11 arrival / July 29 depart

$4,000 stipend / double occupancy dorm housing / 14 meals a week

Responsible for building all scenic elements and set props for a four-show rotating repertory season, children's show, and auxiliary shows as needed. This position will also serve on the scenic running and changeover crews. Will assist in company strike. Minimum Requirements:  Experience with various scenic construction techniques and materials; strong woodworking and metal skills; proficiency with basic rigging and time management; ability to routinely lift more than 50 pounds, spend extended periods of time on your feet, work a varied schedule, and to work at heights above 25'. Ideal candidate should be self-motivated, safety conscious, and a team player with at least one year of professional experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to drive a 15 passenger van and trailer is desirable. 

 

To apply send or E-mail a résumé with current mailing address, telephone number, Email address and at least two letters of recommendation or references, and any examples of your work  to the Festival Office:
 info@TexasShakespeare.com
or
Texas Shakespeare Festival 1100 Broadway Kilgore, TX  75662 Phone: 903-983-8119 / Fax:  903-983-8124

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