Indiana Repertory Theatre Seeks Scenic Artist

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Indiana Repertory Theatre Seeks Scenic Artist


POSITION TITLE:  Scenic Artist

CREATED:  April 2022

SUPERVISOR’S TITLE:  Charge Scenic Artist

FLSA STATUS:  Seasonal Non-Exempt

SALARY: Starts at $15/hour, DOE

DATES: 7.25.22- 4.23.23

The Scenic Artist is a craftsperson in the Paint Shop and is a key member of the production team.


Assist in the preparation and finishing of scenery for all IRT productions, including special projects undertaken by IRT.
Help maintain the safety and cleanliness of the Paint Shop, performance spaces, and other areas used by the Paint Shop.
Assist in the supervision and training of overhire labor.
Perform such tasks, services, duties, and responsibilities in accordance with IRT policies, rules, regulations, and instructions now in force, or which may be adopted from time to time during Employee’s employment at the IRT.

Other duties as determined by Charge Scenic Artist and Production Manager.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following education and/or experience:

2-4 yrs. experience with scene painting/finishing techniques and tools.
Experience with safely handling scenic items and materials.
Experience developing samples and implementing processes.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

Proficiency with standard tools, materials, and processes of scenic art.
Ability to discern nuance in color and value.
Ability to analyze reference material to develop and implement samples.
Ability to read and interpret construction drawings.
Ability to manage overhire labor on projects
Ability to work in a team and maintain a positive attitude.
Ability to work occasional nights and weekends.
Valid vehicle operator’s license and willingness to drive cargo van preferred.

Please send a cover letter and resume with 3 references to Included should also be 5 annotated photos (date, responsibility/role, context, and why you have chosen the image) of your work that display your skill with drawing from life or copy, faux finishes (paint only or texture), portraiture, general paint handling skills or other. Photos of the reference you worked from will be appreciated. Please include the position for which you would like to be considered in the subject line. You may also mail them to the Indiana Repertory Theatre ATTN: Production Manager, 140 W Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204.

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