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  • Charge Scenic Artist October 24, 2021
    Job Dates November – May JOB DESCRIPTION POSITION: Charge Scenic Artist DEPARTMENT: Production/Scene Shop REPORTS TO: Technical Director CLASSIFICATION: Full Time, Seasonal, Exempt PAY RANGE: $1,000 – $1,200 weekly DATES: November – May Working under the Technical Director, the Scenic Charge Artist is responsible for the sculpture, painting, and flame-resistant treatment of all scenic elements
  • Office Administrator October 15, 2021
    Cobalt Studios is a Scenic Art Studio/Scenic Art Training facility located in White Lake, NY. The Office Administrator supports the day-to-day operations of the studio and the school and reports to the owner/director of the studio. This position would be ideal for a former scenic artist, or someone who would like to be in a
  • Associate Head of Scenic Art October 8, 2021
    THE POSITION Reports to: Head of Scenic Art The Associate Head of Scenic Art paints scenic elements, properties and effects for all Guthrie productions. As directed by the Head of Scenic Art, this role leads projects and directs the work of temporary and part-time Scenic Artists. This position also assists in the management of paint
  • Finishing Department Assistant Manager September 29, 2021
    The Finishing Department Assistant Manager will act as a support role for the Finishing Manager. You will assist with ordering materials, scheduling labor, attending project meetings, communicating with other departments and project managers via all channels, creating samples, and overseeing work on the shop floor. We are looking for someone who has extensive knowledge of
  • Scenic Charge September 26, 2021
    Job Dates Full Time- Ongoing Job Description Job Title: Scenic Artist Supervisor: Production Director Full Time | Non-Exempt Job Summary Responsible for the painting of scenery and properties for all Omaha Theater Company productions. Essential Job Duties -Paint scenery for upcoming productions and interpret and reproduce designs provided by other staff or guest designers. -Implement

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  • Reply To: How to build a rate system? October 12, 2021
    Thank you so much, that’s really helpful!
    Kristen Boyer
  • Reply To: How to build a rate system? October 12, 2021
    Hi, another muralist here. The prices you estimate should first and foremost cover your project costs, pay you the salary you need for your life, and allow you to roll money forward to cover any expenses your business occurs until the next job comes along (advertising, insurance, shop rental, tool purchases, etc). Those expenses will […]
    Lili Lennox
  • How to build a rate system? October 12, 2021
    Hi! My name is Kristen and I have been a free lance scenic artist for about 15 years but only recently started getting significant pay per project in the last 2-5 years. Still nothing close to live off of full time, but I’ve been getting more jobs outside of my usual small non profit theatre […]
    Kristen Boyer
  • Reply To: Has anyone used matte Min Wax Polycrylic as a stage floor sealant? October 11, 2021
    I find that the minwax tends to soften over time with repeated moppings, can turn whitish and then takes time to stabilize. I prefer the Rosco Premier Clear for floors, which is tougher but not as flat as I’d like. Modern Masters makes a Dead Flat that is great but expensive.
    Jeffrey Cook
  • Reply To: rumors about sculptural arts coatings…. October 11, 2021
    This is a huge loss, the Rosco products just aren’t as good here. My local supplier is now out of stock on clear flat. Hoping someone will take this production over!
    Jeffrey Cook

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  • Great Products You May Not Be Using October 17, 2021
    Elastomeric coatings are a popular product in Scenic shops for coating styrofoam as well as other surfaces to create textures and durable coatings. Jaxsan is a popular product but for me in Alberta, Canada, it is sometimes hard to get in the winter, and shipping in a heated truck from Toronto or the eastern US […]
  • Finding New Perspectives: Historical Techniques for Contemporary Uses August 7, 2021
    In 2015, Ellen E. Jones embarked on a journey that took her to Florence, Italy.  Using grant funding, she was able to study at a historic studio in the heart of Florence, only steps away from some of the world’s grandest artistic buildings.  Having been involved in greener practices and sustainability in Scenic Art for […]

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