The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
Florham Park, NJ
LAST MINUTE | Professional Job

Expires: 03/07/24

Job Dates

09/18/23 - 12/09/23


$20 - $25 per hour

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) in Florham Park and Madison, NJ is seeking an experienced+nbsp;Scenic Painter/Charge+nbsp;for the last two shows of our season plus our annual fundraising Gala. Position will be responsible for+nbsp;painting and treating scenery and props+nbsp;for these productions/events; maintaining+nbsp;the paints area in the scene+nbsp;shop and inventory in a safe, secure manner consistent with all OSHA regulations; supervising and training+nbsp;any overhire; and managing production budgets with the Production Coordinator. The+nbsp;Scenic Painter/Charge+nbsp;will collaborate with fellow production shop heads to ensure efficient and safe day-to-day operations of the Production Department.


- Interpreting designers' drawings/renderings

- Mix or procure colors based on designers' specifications

- Create pounces and stencils as needed

- Base, prime, treat, finish, and seal all scenic elements

- Paint or touch up props as needed

- Touch up scenic elements as mentioned in rehearsal/performance reports

Required Experience:

- Three years' experience as a scenic artist or scenic charge. Academic experience will be accepted.+nbsp;

- Broad knowledge of professional theatre practices. Formal, informal, and cross-disciplinary training and experience will all be considered.+nbsp;

- Proficiency in all types of theatrical painting techniques: scumbling, floor painting, spattering, stippling, dry brushing, lining, texturing, stenciling, rag rolling, wood/stone/marble texture

- Experience with MS Office, Dropbox, and Zoom is required.
- Must have strong communication and time management skills. Ability to adapt to a fluctuating workload and fast-paced schedule is required.


Directed by Paul Mullins
Work+nbsp;Period: Week of September 18 - October 6
Load In: October 9 - 11
Tech: October 13 - 15
Notes: October 16
Final Dress: October 17
Previews/Performances: October 18 - November 5
Strike: November 13 - 17
A MIDWINTER NIGHT'S DREAM by William Shakespeare, re-seasoned by Joseph Discher and Bonnie J. Monte
Directed by Brian B. Crowe
Work Period: Week of+nbsp;November 6+nbsp;- November 22
Load In: November 26 - 29
Tech: December 1 - 3
Notes: December 4
Final Dress: December 5
Previews/Performances: December 6 - 31
Strike: January 2 - 5, 2024


Melissa Barry

Production Coordinator



Business Address

3 Vreeland Road

Florham Park, NJ 07932

Posted: 09/07/2023 15:38:43 EST

Last Updated: 09/07/2023 23:00 EST

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