Scenic Lead job at Substrate LLC | Long Island City | Art Jobs

Scenic Lead




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starting at $32/hr

Substrate offers a full-service solution to a vast array of fabrication and print projects including retail display, event production, architectural interiors, and pop-up shops. We encompass design, print, fabrication, and installation, working across a range of materials and technologies. Together with our partner, VariDirect Solutions, we employ 100+ people across our New York City and Los Angeles locations, executing local projects and national rollouts.

About the Position

This is a full-time position for a Scenic Lead. The appropriate candidate will have strong communication skills, a solid work ethic and ability to lead others. They will be expected to communicate directly with project managers and clients so must have a professional demeanor.

We are looking for a confident and experienced individual who is ready to hit the floor running with no additional training required.


Your duties may include, but will not be limited to:


o   Maintaining a safe, clean, and organized work environment, adhering to all company policies and procedures.

o   Reading fabrication drawings and client documentation to verify finishes and organize workflow.

o    Utilizing a range of materials and processes to build and finish custom displays and interior fittings.

o   Consulting with finishing team and project management to align on techniques and goals.

o   Producing sample finishes to meet client specifications, including recommendations on additional materials and tools necessary to create the required finish.

o   Teaching and leading additional team members through a process to insure adequate labor coverage for a defined task.

o   Assisting on installs on site as required.

o   Working overtime and weekends when necessary to deliver the projects on time.

o   Additional duties as assigned.


o   Highly skilled and experienced in scenic finishing.

o   Able to creatively problem-solve using an array of scenic techniques and materials.

o   Experience leading a team in executing scenic finishes.

o   Sense of urgency and ability to meet deadlines under pressure whilst maintaining a positive attitude.

o   Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

o   Effectively communicate and remain professional at all times.


This is a full-time position. Candidates can expect to work longer hours at times. The candidate’s rate will be based on experience and skill level.


- (6) Paid National Holidays

- (40) hours sick leave after 3-months employment

- (80) hours paid vacation after 6-months employment (accrual basis)

- 401k Package with company matching after 1-year of employment

- Health insurance option

- Pre-tax commuter benefit program

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter for review.

EEO Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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