Properties and Scenic Artist Supervisor

Website Indiana University Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance

The Properties and Scenic Artist Supervisor role supervises and manages MFA candidates and undergraduate employees in the implementation of stage properties and stage scenic painting for all department productions, including the summer season.

EDUCATION (required)

  • Bachelor’s degree in fine arts or related field
  • Master’s degree in fine arts, theatre, or related field


  • 2 years in performing arts or related field
  • Formal or informal teaching experience is a plus as this position will be asked to teach 1 course per year in scenic art or properties
  • 2 years of professional or academic theatre production experience

SKILLS (required)

  • Proficient communication skills
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism
  • Demonstrates time management and priority setting skills
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty
  • Highly thorough and dependable
  • Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure


  • Ideal candidate has comprehensive knowledge of traditional scenic painting, texturing, and innovative painted surface treatments
  • Additional expertise in the management, construction, acquisition, and creation of props using various methods such as casting, plastics, fine carpentry, upholstery, sculpting, and props special effects is desired
  • Adherence to the established curriculum training approach as determined by the tenure-track faculty and head of scenic design is required
  • Highly thorough and dependable
  • Values differences, instills trust, collaborates, ensures accountability, optimizes work processes, action oriented, nimble learning, and communicates effectively
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Pay Rate/Range*: 45-55K