Scenic Charge

Dates of Employment: May 26 – August 13, 2023

Reports To: Director of Production

Supports: Scenic Department, Janiec Opera Company


The Scenic Charge facilitates a positive and enjoyable Paint 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

  • Paint the sets for each of our five mainstage productions of La Traviata, Turrn of the Screw, Into the Woods and a Gershwin Review.
  • Maintain a safe, educational, and productive paint shop.
  • Train each scenic department member in proper safety procedures in conjunction with/ as directed by the Technical Director.
  • Ensure excellence and quality of work.
  • Oversee Scenic Artist, Paints Apprentices, and work-studies in the workspaces in an educational manner as directed.
  • Paint necessary furniture/set dressing/hand prop pieces needed for a production in collaboration with props department.
  • Repair and/or modify stock items needed for a production. 
  • Maintain excellent stewardship of tools and supplies in your work area. 
  • Assigned organization and improvement of stock. 
  • Regular communication with Scenic Designers 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 inventory.
  • Attend all load- ins and outs.
  • Run shows as required.
  • Attend regular production meetings. 
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Supervised by the 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 January 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. 

Any questions can be directed to:

Andrea Boccanfuso
Director of Production
Brevard Music Center

Please note: As Brevard prepares for the 2023 season, we continue to work with local and state health officials, along with campus and venue safety specialists, to develop and implement guidelines and protocols designed to keep our students, faculty, staff, and patrons safe. For the 2022 season, BMC's COVID-19 protocols included social distancing measures, indoor mask-wearing, and vaccination requirements. We will share updated policies for 2023 as more information becomes available from public health agencies.

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