TITLE: ASSITANT CHARGE ARTIST
TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: Hourly
SCHEDULE: Full Time, 5/9/2024—8/21/2024
SALARY: $20.00 – $21.00 per hour
REPORTS TO: Scenic Charge Artist, Technical Director
Broadway Sacramento is committed to the presentation of quality theatrical productions to enrich the cultural life of the greater Sacramento region, the state of California, the United States and the international community. The goals of the organization are to preserve and expand the American musical theatre as an art form by educating new audiences and nurturing aspiring artists.
Assist the Scenic Charge Artist with the creation and oversight of application of all painted and applied scenic finishes.
- Scenic Charge Artist
- Scenic Artists
- Technical Director
- Scenic Designers
- Scenic Carpenters
- Production Center Coordinator
- Production Manager
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Assist in the paint application for scenic elements, fly pieces, furniture and stage floor.
- Assist with the mixing of paint and textures needed to execute assigned scenic projects.
- Report the progress and potential conflicts of assigned projects to Scenic Charge Artist.
- Appropriately prep scenic surfaces for durability and aesthetics, including filling holes, sanding, priming, and coating foam.
- Apply a variety of three-dimensional textures, such as raised wood grains.
- Match wood grains from both painted wood grain finishes and real wood finishes.
- Authentically age and distress scenic pieces as advised.
- Touch up stock scenery or scenery that has been damaged in rehearsal or performance as advised.
- Assist with the painting of the stage floor at changeover by masking, painting, and prepping supplies and paint.
- Assist the Scenic Charge Artist in the creation and maintenance of a scenic paint bible for each production.
- Inventory and maintain stock of required paint and supplies.
- Assist in the occasional foam carving projects for specialty scenic items.
- Assist in the occasional silk and fabric dying for ground cloths and fly pieces.
- Previous professional experience as a Scenic Charge Artist preferred.
- Knowledge of scenic art techniques including but not limited to color mixing and color theory, faux finish techniques, physical texture applications, and foam carving.
- Demonstrated organizational skills, efficiency, multi-tasking, and ability to prioritize and self-motivate.
- Exhibited self-reliance, creative problem-solving skills and willingness to seek out all possible solutions to challenges.
- Ability to teach new or different paint techniques to scenic artists and interns as needed. Welcome questions with patience and respond with clarity.
- Ability to set a standard of excellence and inspire a sense of group responsibility among team members.
- Ability to plan ahead and anticipate potential setbacks.
- Ability to manage time effectively.
- Possess a strong attention to detail.
- Ability to work both independently and as a positive team member.
- Ability to take direction and see a task out to completion.
- Working knowledge of safety standards and implementation.
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changing priorities and timelines.
- Ability to work long shifts and overtime hours while maintaining a positive and collaborative attitude.
- Remain calm under stress; deescalate when appropriate. Have the interpersonal awareness to read a situation and the needs of those involved. Resolve conflict calmly and succinctly.
- Thorough portfolio presentation, demonstrating utilization of color, texture and technique.
- Demonstrate behavior showing a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Perform work in a manner that is consistent with that commitment.
- Interrupt behaviors that hinder diversity and inclusion efforts.
- Frequently required to use repetitive hand motions and to reach and bend.
- Ability to stand for 8-10 hours per day.
- Ability to be fit with and wear a respirator when necessary.
- Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. to the height of 3 to 4 feet.
- Regularly required to sit, talk, see, and hear.
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
ABOUT BROADWAY SACRAMENTO
Broadway Sacramento is Northern California’s premiere producer and presenter of musical theatre, and the largest nonprofit musical theatre in California. Since the inception of Broadway At Music Circus in 1951 under an open-air, circus-style big top, Broadway Sacramento has grown to become the most successful nonprofit performing arts organization in Northern California. Between Broadway At Music Circus and Broadway On Tour, Broadway Sacramento entertains over 250,000 patrons every year.
Broadway Sacramento is committed to creating an equitable, inclusive, and accessible environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.