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Senior Show Set Designer, Tampa

Our client is seeking a Senior Show Set Designer to oversee operations within their scenic shop working laterally with the Studio Production Manager to move projects through the shop efficiently and within budget. Responsible for maintaining the integrity of the scenic design through all phases of construction. The ideal candidate will be prolific at production design, illustration and hand sketching. Must have a strong working knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop, CAD, Vectorworks, and/or SketchUp.



  • Manage artistic crew working in scenic shop
  • Provide artistic recommendations that furthers the artistic vision of the Scenic Designer and is compatible with the budget realities and life cycle of a touring environment
  • Hand sketch in isometric and 3D for crew personnel to realize intent; Pencil sketch story boards for concept approval
  • Serve as artistic liaison between the projects creative team and scenic shop personnel
  • Communicate to shop personnel the creative vision intent of the Project Designer; Provide artistic direction to scenic painters, sculptors, and fabricators
  • Provide instructions with clarity to persons in various levels of the organization


    • Bachelor’s degree in Art and Design preferred
    • 10+ years work experience with scenic company or 3D design related field, preferably theatre
    • 2+ years of supervisory experience in scene shop
    • Extensive Photoshop drawing experience and or similar programs
    • Must have strong skills in artistic drawing and wide variety of scenic painting techniques to satisfy production requirement and the creative requirement of the Designer
    • Strong communication skills
    • Must be able to travel extensively as required and work nontraditional schedule that includes evenings and weekends to meet production deadlines
    • Ability to work collaboratively with the team
    • The ability to tell the story of how you got to the final design concept
    • Confidence in personal design concepts, but with the ability to positively accept critical feedback

    Location: Tampa

    Salary: $90K-$95K + Bonus

    Ref#: 1126

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