Scenic Painter

  • Part Time
  • Chicago

Theater Wit


We are a theater company within a building, within a community, within a world.

As a production company, Theater Wit is the premier smart art theater in Chicago, producing humorous, challenging, and intelligent plays that speak with a vibrant and contemporary theatrical voice.

As an institution, Theater Wit seeks to be the hub of the Chicago neighborhood theater scene. In our three spaces, we bring together Chicago’s best storefront theater companies. Here you will find a smorgasbord of excellent productions, see the work of a parade of talented artists, and mingle with audiences from all over Chicago.


Theater Wit seeks a Scenic Charge to join our team for our 2023 production of “Household Spirits”.


Work with the Producer to ensure that the creative team’s scenic vision is accomplished and completed on time and within budget.
Attend production meetings as requested by Producer and respond in a timely manner to emails and phone calls to ensure that all ideas, and thoughts are being communicated.
To supervise all paint calls.
To be responsible for the painting of all scenic elements; ensuring delivery by the listed deadlines.
To coordinate with the Scenic Designer and Production Manager to provide a full paint budget prior to the first paint call.
To secure rental, acquisition, or purchase of any equipment and materials.
To coordinate with the Production Manager to hire and supervise overhire painters as needed.
To execute paint installation in accordance with the design.
To maintain paint throughout the run and handle any paint related notes.
To stay within the budget allotted, and discuss any budgetary concerns with the Production Manager as they arise.


Scenic Build : Monday, September 18th, 2023 – Sunday, September 24th, 2023

Load In: Monday, September  25th, 2023 through Sunday, October 1st, 2023

Previews: Friday, October 6th, 2023 – Sunday, October 15th, 2023

Opening: Monday, October 16th, 2023

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Pay Rate/Range*: $25.00 Per Hour