Scenic Apprentice

Dates of Employment: May 27 – August 10, 2024

Reports To: Scenic Charge, Director of Production 

Supports: Scenic Department, Janiec Opera Company 


The Scenic Apprentice helps facilitate a positive and enjoyable Paints Shop environment. The Paints Department is  responsible for completing all painting, sculpting and scenic crafting projects using a variety of materials and methods. Holistic effective communication and dissemination of  information is essential to the successful execution of this position. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • As directed by the Scenic Charge, paint the sets for each of four mainstage  productions and any additional seasonal/ fundraising scenic pieces.
  • Help maintain a safe, educational, and productive paints and props shop.
  • Ensure excellence and quality of work.
  • Practice excellent stewardship of tools and supplies in your work area.
  • Assigned organization and improvement of stock.
  • Regular communication with Scenic Charge and Props Master to accurately realize the creative vision of the design.
  • Create and update scenic task lists as assigned.
  • Be prepared to assist other crews/departments at the end of season strike until  dismissed by Production Management.
  • Update and maintain paints and props inventories.
  • Attend all load- ins and outs.
  • Run shows as required.
  • Attend regular production meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned by your supervisor.
  • Supervised by the Scenic Charge and Director of Production. 


  • Strong communication skills.
  • Highly motivated.
  • Good attitude and work ethic.
  • Willingness to take ownership of your position and not blame other staff  members or outside circumstances for your degree of success on individual tasks and on your position as a whole.
  • Able to take instruction and feedback from supervisors and use it to improve  your job performance.
  • Understanding of channels of communication and the importance of clear and  open communication.
  • Maintain calm under pressure and receive/ intake information from multiple  sources that you quickly prioritize and relay to Technical Director or Director of Production/act upon if deemed appropriate.
  • Above all, must possess a positive attitude, a sense of humor, and ability to work  well in a team dynamic. 


  • Complete satisfactory background check 
  • Must have valid state driver's license and possess a clean driving record 


  • Includes a season stipend paid bi-weekly, full board, and on-campus housing 

To apply, create an account and start an application using MyBMC. Please upload a cover letter and  resume (with references listed) to be considered for this position. 

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Any questions can be directed to: 

Andrea Boccanfuso 

Director of Production 

Brevard Music Center 

[email protected]


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Brevard Music Center is a summer institute and festival. Over four hundred young musicians from around the country come each summer to study and perform in over 80 concerts ranging from orchestra to opera, chamber music and pops. As a matter of policy, the Brevard Music Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information (including family medical history) in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of its faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs and activities.