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Barrington Stage Company, Inc. Properties / Scenic Artisan in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Barrington Stage Company, an award-winning professional theatre company located in the heart of the Berkshires, is seeking a Properties/Scenic Artisan to join our team in Pittsfield, MA for the 2024 season. This position works on creating, modifying and procuring props as needed and also assists with the scenic painting for productions on our Boyd-Quinson Stage and St Germain Stage. This position requires a skilled artisan with a working knowledge of scenic art & props creation techniques, with the willingness to work as part of a team and follow through on individual projects. Barrington Stage has a three-fold mission: to produce top notch, compelling work; to develop new plays and musicals; and to engage our community with vibrant, inclusive educational outreach programs. BSC is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age. We strongly encourage candidates of color, and/or from diverse backgrounds/underrepresented groups to apply. Responsibilities: - Assist in the construction or procurement of all needed theatrical properties for all of BSC\'s Season productions, with the Properties Supervisor and communicate with the Charge Scenic Artist to accurately execute the artistic designs through high quality scenic painting - Paint and/or texture scenery, drops and props as assigned by the Charge Scenic Artist - Accurately execute designs by interpreting the stylistic intent to best recreate the design in full scale and produce work of the highest artistic standards - Assist in providing stand in props to each production throughout the rehearsal process - Work with the Supervisors to maintain accurate inventories - Use and maintain properties shop tools and equipment appropriately - Maintain shop tools and equipment, to ensure they are in safe and proper working order and properly cleaned and put away. - Arrive on time and ready to work, and follow all health and safety guidelines in place - Attend shop meetings as required Skills: - Working knowledge of properties construction techniques and materials - Working knowledge of painting and texturing techniques and materials including wood graining, faux marbling, photo-realistic, stenciling, large scale drop painting and foam carving - Ability to read blueprints and follow directions - Knowledge of furniture history and period - Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, and comfortable working at heights This position reports to the Properties Supervisor and Charge Scenic Artist. It is a full-time, seasonal position. Contract: 5/13/2024 through 9/16/2024 Pay is \$17.50 per hour, with housing included.

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