StageOne Family Theatre / Louisville, KY


$750-$800 per week. The range of benefits includes medical, basic AD&D benefit, continuing education benefit, paid time off

Summary of Position

Lead and manage the scenic and paint staff in the safe and effective creation of scenic designs for StageOne’s season including our mainstage series, StoryTellers series, educational programming, and special events. This is a full time staff position that works mainly Mondathrough Friday during standard working hours and may work some nights and weekends.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Supervise and lead the construction, installation, and removal of all scenery and scenic elements including mechanically moving pieces, stationary pieces, and flying pieces.
  • Ensure safe & comfortable working conditions, identifying and mitigating potential hazards, and maintaining an environment where safety comes first
  • Collaborate in the creative, production, and construction process in a way that fosters interdepartmental inclusion and fulfillment of the artistic vision
  • Manage material and labor budgets for scenic and paint based on the needs of the planned season and the parameters established by the Production Coordinator
  • Stay informed of safety issues regarding materials, equipment, and working environment
  • Work with Production Coordinator to establish design and construction timelines
  • Work with Production Coordinator to identify, hire, and supervise staff needed to successfully complete each project
  • Communicate with designers, ensuring that goals are met and that designs can be realized within timeline & budget
  • Coordinate build schedules to ensure effective and timely completion of projects
  • Evaluate all scenic designs for safe and cost-effective construction solutions
  • Provide cost projections to Production Coordinator for approval prior to construction
  • Create and share all necessary working/construction drawings for means of production
  • Assist with solving design challenges relating to structure, material, cost, size, weight, or artistic objective of set pieces
  • Participate in production meetings, technical note sessions and team communications
  • Ensure that design specifications and installation meet fire and ADA codes and pose no threat to performers, crew or audience
  • Arrange shipping and/or receiving logistics for the transfer of any multi-venue production involving one or more partnering companies
  • Assist other departments as time and production needs demand
  • Carry out other duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by direct supervisor or management

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent ability to manage and motivate staff
  • Effective communication and collaborative skills
  • Carpentry, welding, drafting, rigging, scenic painting, and licensed driver capable of driving a box truck (no CDL required)
  • Ability to interpret design drawings/renderings and create working scale drawings
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work as an effective team member, maintain a positive attitude even in stressful situations, and successfully collaborate with others
  • Knowledge of current construction techniques, products, machinery, & technology

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in theatre or equivalent education
  • Carpentry, welding, drafting, rigging, scenic painting, and licensed driver capable of driving a box truck (no CDL required)
  • Five years’ professional management/supervisory experience in scene shop preferred
  • Ability to lift, push, pull or otherwise maneuver up to 50 lbs. repeatedly, either alone or with assistance
  • Comfortable working on ladders, mechanical lifts, and confined spaces

Preferred Qualifications

  • A strong working knowledge of safe workplace practices and familiarity with OSHA regulations
  • Experience engineering and drafting scenery and machinery for the stage
  • Experience with heavy materials handling and understanding of structural limitations of materials as it pertains to safe construction, products, and working enviroments
  • Understanding of artistic design process
  • Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, AutoCAD, Vector Works, Photoshop


Compensation range will be $750-$800 per week. The range of benefits includes medical, basic AD&D benefit, continuing education benefit, paid time off.

To Apply:

Applicants for this position should email resume & cover letter to:

No phone calls please.

StageOne Family Theatre is committed to attracting, hiring and retaining employees who reflect the cultural diversity of its community. The Theatre maintains that every employee has the right to work in a respectful environment that is free from discrimination, consistent with the organization’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and respect. This commitment extends to all aspects of the employment relationship.