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Head Scenic Artist - Alberta Theatre Projects

This is a Permanent, Part-time position.

Category: Technical
Province: Calgary, Alberta
Position: Head Scenic Artist
Deadline: January 15, 2017
Posted: December 19, 2016

Job Description / Duties

Job Description: Alberta Theatre Projects is looking for a team oriented individual to fulfill the annually renewable contract position of Head Scenic Artist.

General Responsibilities
1. Working as an integral member of the production team, The Scenic Artist is responsible for the painting of all set pieces, backdrops, murals and various other scenic elements.
2. The Scenic Artist will be briefed by the Set Designer to paint all scenic elements required. They may also be asked to paint complex prop pieces.
3. The Scenic Artist must ensure that their work is carried out to the agreed standards and deadlines. Time management skills are essential.
4. The Scenic Artist will adhere to all Health and Safety guidelines and carry out their tasks in a safe work environment.
5. The Scenic Artist shall attend production meetings, staff meetings, technical rehearsals, and note sessions as scheduled.

Qualifications / Required Skills

1. The Scenic Artist will need excellent, comprehensive artistic and scenic skills. They should have a good knowledge of basic scenic painting techniques, layout and paint application skills, and colour mixing.
2. The Scenic Artist’s abilities should include the traditional fine arts skills of sketching, rendering, and painting in addition to being well versed in theatrical painting techniques.
3. A working knowledge of the requirements of the relevant Health and Safety legislation and procedures when working with paints is essential.

Additional Information

At Alberta Theatre Projects we are committed to a diverse workforce and a respectful work environment. We are focused on attracting and retaining the best talent by encouraging applications from all qualified individuals and backgrounds.

Salary: Working conditions and wage shall be governed by Collective Agreement with I.A.T.S.E., Local 212.

Contact Information

Please email your resume and cover letter to David Fraser, Production Manager at  The position will remain open until a successful candidate is chosen. Thank you to all applicants. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Employer Profile

Alberta Theatre Projects Vision: A world where minds and hearts are opened through the life-changing experience of theatre.
Alberta Theatre Projects Mission: We create community by producing relevant, high quality contemporary theatre; by playing a national leadership role in the development and creation of new Canadian plays; and by bringing audience and artists together in an exchange around the work.


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