Local USA 829 NYC Scenic Artist Apprenticeship Program

Job #420

Job Type Apprenticeship
Location New York, New York
Field Scene Design and Technology
Post Date Nov 13, 2019
Salary Please see application link for an explanation of Apprentice Rates.

The Apprenticeship Program is a 3-year training program that combines weekly seminars led by working Scenic Artists with paid on-set experience. Once accepted via competitive exam, apprentices complete approximately four thousand hours of training, both on the job and in classes, in a variety of specific skills as well as health and safety.

Once accepted into the program, the apprentices will be assigned to a variety of different jobs within the jurisdiction of USA Local 829 over the three-year program. As a NYC Scenic Artist Apprentice, you will be working in many venues such as movies, network TV, cable and episodic TV, scenery supplier shops, the Metropolitan Opera, and perhaps commercials that require a large crew.


The Apprenticeship Program is looking for applicants with a working knowledge of art, theatre, film and related industries, but with less than three (3) years of experience. There are 15 positions open for the 2020-2023 NYC Apprenticeship Program.