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Head Scenic Artist - Pacific Opera Victoria

This is a Seasonal, Full-time position.

Category: Technical
Province: Victoria, British Columbia
Position: Head Scenic Artist
Deadline: June 15, 2019
Posted: May 15, 2019

Job Description / Duties

The duties of the Head Scenic Artist shall include, but not be limited to, the co-ordination of the Scenic Art Department, paint and produce specialty finishes such as marble, wood grain, ageing, breakdown, and other faux finishes on all scenic elements, backdrops, and floor-cloths. The head Scenic Artist is responsible for the disbursement of the assigned budget and delegation of work required for the efficient operation of the department. They shall work with the Technical Director to cost scenic art elements; research historical periods; create texture and colour samples; liaise with designers regarding finishing techniques; purchase paint and supplies; be responsible for the care and maintenance of paint shop and paint equipment; plan and manage onstage paint notes.

Additional Information

Production Dates:
Show 1 - (Il Trittico)
Set Paint: Sept 3 – Oct 4, 2019
Touch up day: Oct 14, 2019

Show 1 - (Flight)
Set Paint: Jan 6 – Feb 7, 2020
Touch up day: Feb 17, 2020

Show 3 - (Carmen)
Set Paint: Mar 2 - Apr 3, 2020
Touch up day: Apr 13, 2020

*Subject to Change

Salary: 2019/2020 Season Hourly Wage: $30.97 + benefits

Contact Information

Deadline for all applications: June 15, 2019
Applicants are invited to submit their resumes by email to:  
Please address cover letters to Mark Leigh, Technical Director.

We thank all who express interest in these positions, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Employer Profile

Pacific Opera Victoria is currently accepting applications for the nine following seasonal positions for the 2019/2020 season. The seasonal positions are hired from July 1st through June 30th each year, and Pacific Opera’s shop is normally in operation from August to May. Opera Shop staff work under the jurisdiction of IATSE Local 168. Preference will be given to candidates who have five or more years of professional work experience in a shop/theatre environment. The Opera Shop’s normal hours of operation are from 8am-5pm Mon-Fri, but hours of employment will be as required depending on the demands of each production. In addition to hourly wages noted below, Pacific Opera currently provides 5% in employer RRSP contributions, 5% vacation pay, and 4% in lieu of benefits; as well as access to a health and welfare fund paid by Pacific Opera and administered by the union.