Cal Shakes is Pleased to Announce its First Scenic Intensive Training Course

Cal Shakes Workforce Development Posting (Downloadable PDF)

Scenic Intensive Training Course

  • June 17 – June 28, 2024
  • Approximately 40-60 hours of hands on training
  • Participants are paid $16/hour
  • Participants may apply and will receive first consideration for our Shop Assistant position(s),
    which provide professional work experience and training for 3 to 12 months.
  • Located in Concord, CA
  • For ages 18+

Cal Shakes is pleased to announce its first Scenic Intensive Training Course. This course will introduce students to the practice of building and painting theatrical scenery. Students will learn how to excel in a shop environment with lectures and practical training in safety procedures, reading scale drawings, tool identification and use, carpentry, steel fabrication, and scenic painting. Scenic construction is a unique combination of art and construction. By the end of the course, students should have the skills and knowledge to pursue entry level employment in scenic construction and have a foundation to pursue other trades, including construction, drafting, machining, welding, finish carpentry, and painting to name a few.

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to (with “WFD Application” in the subject).

Applications will be accepted through June 3, 2024. First review of applications will begin on May 20, 2024.

This opportunity is designed as a path into the industry. No previous experience is required. California Shakespeare Theater strives for an inclusive work environment and works to actively embrace a diversity of people, ideas, talents, and experiences. We highly encourage people of color, individuals with disabilities, and other historically underrepresented groups in our community to apply.

At Cal Shakes, we believe that equity is a practice. Our actions—both onstage and off—can have a positive social impact by exposing oppression, addressing historic injustices, and showing how power can be transformed and shared in different ways. We work to dismantle systemic bias by actively including, reflecting, and creating opportunities for our diverse Bay Area communities. We recognize that this work is ongoing and often imperfect, but we are committed to facilitating respect for the many facets of the human experience.

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