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Scenic Artist Apprentice

Interested in a career in scenic construction? If you’re hands on and a great team player, this could be the opportunity you’re looking for…

The National Theatre is dedicated to making the very best theatre and sharing it with as many people as possible. Their work is also seen on tour throughout the UK and internationally, and in collaborations and co-productions with regional theatres.

A Scenic Artist in the performing arts is responsible for creating finishes for all aspects of stage scenery from backdrops to buildings using texture, paint and many other materials.

As an invaluable member of the painting team within the scenic construction department, the Apprentice Scenic Artist will learn highly transferable painting, drawing and texturing skills alongside gaining a knowledge of materials and scenic construction techniques that will open up not a just world of theatrical construction, but events, film, and TV as well.


  • Take on tasks such as painting, texturing and carving, depending on what each show needs
  • Help with the daily maintenance of the paint studio, including cleaning equipment such as brushes and paint kettles, clearing and maintaining work areas
  • Work on specific projects to develop scenic skills, techniques and finishes
  • Attend dress rehearsals of shows that you have worked on
  • Work safely always and follow Health & Safety policies and guidelines


  • Be punctual and good at managing your own workload
  • Be able to work well within a team
  • Have a helpful, positive and flexible approach and attitude
  • Demonstrate a desire to become a Scenic Artist of the highest level
  • You will be curious about the world, and keen to learn new things


  • Follow this link to apply
  • In your application, state that you heard about this vacancy through the Creative Access website