Scenic Designer

TADA! Youth Theater / New York, NY


$2300 fee

Drama Desk Award-winning TADA! Youth Theater actively seeks Scenic Designers for its 2023 Summer production, Everything About Camp (almost).

Founded in 1984, TADA! Youth Theater inspires young people from different backgrounds to be creative, learn, and think differently through high-quality musical theater productions, and educational programs. TADA!’s vision is that all young people grow up feeling successful, creative, confident, accepted, and accepting of themselves. Through the ability of people learning to express themselves well, we can break down barriers of racism and inequality and create positive, active citizens.

The Resident Youth Ensemble of TADA! (RYET), is a diverse, free, year-round pre-professional training, performance, and positive youth development program for youth ages 8-18 from all over New York City’s 5 boroughs and parts of New Jersey. We are looking for candidates who believe in TADA!’s mission and vision and the importance of youth theater.  Productions are typically 45-55 minute musicals with casts of 15-30 RYET Members.

Compensation and support: $2300 design fee, Budget for materials and crew varies per production. The set designer is also responsible for designing and creating props along with stage management who will buy props that can easily be purchased. TADA! has a Production Supervisor who will hire and supervise Tech Director, the crew, and scenic artist. The set is built and painted in the TADA! Theater.


  • Production Meetings Begin Beginning of May
  • Build and load in: June 12th-June 25th
  • Tech: July 7th-July 13th

TADA! Youth Theater is committed to building and fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce that is representative of the youth in our Ensemble program. TADA! is continually working to become a more anti-racist organization. Priority will be given to candidates who are dedicated to anti-racism and share our mission and vision above. Candidates from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ individuals are encouraged to apply. COVID-19 vaccination required.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or veteran status.

Applicants should email their cover letter and resume with references (at least one director) and examples of work to Ashley Knowles, Associate Director of RYET Program, Interviews will occur in April/May. COVID-19 Vaccination required.