Scenic Department

POSITION CLOSED Festival Technical Director is 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. 

POSITION CLOSED Assistant Technical Director will 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.    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 offers a $5,000 stipend of an eleven-week contract, single occupancy dorm room, fourteen meals a week, and $350 travel reimbursement.

POSITION CLOSED Scenic Charge Artist is 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 offers a $3,500 stipend for a six-week contract, single occupancy dorm room, fourteen meals a week, and $350 travel reimbursement. 

POSITION CLOSED Scenic Artist will 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.  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. Position offers a $3,500 stipend for a ten-week contract, double occupancy dorm room, fourteen meals a week, and $350 travel reimbursement. 

Assistant Scenic Artist will 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.  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. Position offers a $2,500 stipend for a ten-week contract, double occupancy dorm room, and fourteen meals a week.

Scene Painting Intern will 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. 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. Position offers a $1,250 stipend for the ten-week contract, double occupancy dorm room, and fourteen meals a week.

Master Carpenter will 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. 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.  Position offers a $4,500 stipend for the ten-week contract, double occupancy dorm room,  fourteen meals a week, and $350 travel reimbursement.  

Scenic Carpenter (6) 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 changeover crews. 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. Position offers a $4,000 stipend for the ten-week contract, double occupancy dorm room,  and fourteen meals a week.

 

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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