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Scenic Artist/ Painter, Texas Performing Arts

The University of Texas at Austin
retirement plan
United States, Texas, Austin
101 East 27th Street (Show on map)
May 06, 2024

Job Posting Title:

Scenic Artist/ Painter, Texas Performing Arts


Hiring Department:

Texas Performing Arts


Position Open To:

All Applicants


Weekly Scheduled Hours:



FLSA Status:

To Be Determined at Offer


Earliest Start Date:



Position Duration:

Limited Duration Based on Business Need





Job Details:

General Notes

This hourly, non-benefits eligible position is scheduled on an intermittent basis for Texas Performing Arts events. Additional hours may be possible for non-event shifts when needed. This position is renewed on an annual basis and contingent on performance and continued funding.

About Texas Performing Arts:

is the professional arts presenting and producing program of The University of Texas at Austin. One of the largest and most active university-based performing arts centers in the U.S., Texas Performing Arts is an anchor institution in Austin's arts, cultural, and entertainment landscape. Texas Performing Arts operates venues on the UT campus including Austin's largest theater, Bass Concert Hall. Its public programs include Broadway in Austin; an international season of dance, theater, music and more; and the Texas Welcomes series of national touring artists.


Assist the Texas Performing Arts, Fabrication and Academic Production Department by producing skilled work in the preparation and painting of scenery, props, and display work.

  • Execute precise painting of wood, plastic, fabric, or metal elements based on provided specifications, utilizing research imagery, paint elevations, drafting, verbal, and written instructions.

  • Employ advanced multi-layered painting techniques to achieve exact faux-finishes as required.

  • Utilize a variety of tools including rollers, paint brushes, and spray equipment proficiently to achieve desired results.

  • Skillfully estimate paint quantities required for projects and accurately mix paints to specified colors and consistency using tint, sealer, and theater acrylics.

  • Safely operate aerial work platforms and climb ladders to access work areas.

  • Engage with students in an educational environment through interaction or instruction as necessary.

Required Qualifications
  • Understanding of color mixing, paint products, and uses

  • Experience on Film set or Theater production shops

  • Experience with Faux finishing

  • Ability to read design documents and paint references

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience as a crew lead

  • Experience in an educational environment

  • Demonstrated drawing skill

  • Demonstrated organizational skills

Hourly Range

$17.50 - $20.00, depending on qualifications

Working Conditions
  • Standing and walking for extended periods of time

  • Use of manual dexterity

  • Lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Climb stairs

  • Work in a respirator for extended periods

Work Shift

Work shift is as scheduled and needed

Required Materials
  • Resume/CV

  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor

  • Letter of interest

  • Work samples may be requested if applicant advances to the interview stage.

Importantfor applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers:You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure thatALLRequired Materials have been uploaded. Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers:As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questionspresented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.


Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.


Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an ,complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form. You will be required to present acceptable and original to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.



The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university's company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:

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Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in .

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe Street, UTA 2.206, Austin, Texas 78701.

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