Scenic Designers

Bristol Valley Theater, a professional summer theater for over 50 years, is accepting resumes for Scenic Designer positions in our 2022 summer season. We are located in upstate New York, an hour south of Rochester, in the scenic Finger Lakes Region.

The 2022 summer season, running June 16  – September 4, includes Heartbeat of America: The Classics of Country, Cowboy Vs Samurai, Once, The Book Club Play, It’s a Small World (World Premiere), and Amy and the Orphans.

Designers are hired on a show by show basis. A salary of $1000 per design is offered, Housing is provided at no cost to the employee.

The Scenic Designer is responsible for:
� Designing all sets and set pieces for assigned shows. This includes working with the Props Master/Artisan to consult on and select furniture and set dressing.
� Meeting and communicating as needed pre-season with the director and the rest of the creative team to develop designs.
� Final designs, renderings and drafting packet are due to the Executive Artistic Director and Technical Director by April 1.
� Maintain communication with the Technical Director/Carpentry team during the early construction period in May.
� Each designer will be on the ground in Naples to oversee, consult and assist for two weeks prior to opening of their production.
� Overseeing and assisting the paint charge with painting of the set.
� Assisting in ordering supplies needed for assigned production — such as fabrics and paints
� Overseeing plan for borrowing and return of any scenic elements.
� Working with the team to meet all deadlines.
� Maintaining and staying within budgets, understanding that alterations may be necessary after budgetary input from Technical Director;
� Consult and personally participate in load-in.
� Attend all production meetings.

Please submit resume with cover letter and at least three references with phone numbers and email addresses to Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email. Please also include a link to your website or a current portfolio. Phone interviews are ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.

For 2022, all staff, designers and cast members must show proof of vaccination against COVID-19.