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Eric Winston

Sep 11, 2023 07:14

Lead Scenic Artist

New York City Job

Job Details

Project type:
Artist + Maker
Job title:
Scenic Artist
Union status:
$ 35/HOUR
Kit Fee:
Start Date:

SFDS is an industry leader in events, marketing and the arts fabrication, based in Brooklyn, New York. Our industry-leading production capabilities deliver experiential events, retail environments, art fabrication and custom prop fabrication to creative agencies, consumer brands, architects and artist in every market. SFDS always pushes the limits of what is possible. For more information, visit

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This position has a starting rate of $35.00 - $40.00 per hour depending on skill and experience.

The Lead Scenic Artist works closely project managers and creative director to best achieve the scenic design. This position requires a familiarity with the design to achieve the goals of the paint shop as directed by the Creative director utilizing different techniques in painting, carving and faux finishes.

Principal Duties and Required Responsibilities:

  • Paint and apply scenic artistry techniques to projects supported by the paint shop and on location
  • Execute projects utilizing painting, carving, faux finishes and applying scenic artistry techniques.
  • Lead crews for specific projects and tasks.
  • Maintain paint shop by cleaning, repairing tools/equipment and taking inventory of supplies.
  • Troubleshoot problems having to do with scenery and scenic artistry.
  • Maintain a safe working environment.

General responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Accomplish projects and tasks set forth by the Creative Director and Project Manager
  • Support all departments 
  • Fulfill all responsibilities with a high degree of quality and professionalism.
  • Provide feedback on processes and make suggestions for improvement.

Physical Ability:

Performing the duties of this job requires sitting, standing, walking stairs and ramps with

ease and purpose. This position requires being very comfortable working at heights, both in lifts and on

ladders, including extension ladders. Will be required to lift materials and equipment weighing 50

pounds or more, alone or with assistance.

Qualified candidate will have:

  • 3 years experience in professional scenic environment.
  • Good communication skills and team based working strategies.
  • Ability to follow safety procedures in shop and on location

Job Type: Full-time

Hourly rate:$35,.00 -$40.00 per hour with 


  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance
  • Vision and dental
  • Paid time off


  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Weekends as needed

COVID-19 considerations:

All employees are fully vaccinated

People with a criminal record are encouraged to apply

Work Location: In person

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