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The paint department alters surfaces to look different, aged, or as if made of other materials.

The Painting department works closely with the Construction department, from painting a large background surface, to applying fine specialist finishes such as replica marbling and graining effects to sets.




Entry Level


Entry Level & In-demand

What kind of jobs are available?



What those who work in this department usually bring to the work.


  • Craft/Artistry knowledge.
  • Aerial Boom/Scissor lift.
  • Occupational First Aid.


  • Painting work experience, work experience in painting for stage, film, television or commercials.

Wallpaper Hanger

Sign Painter / Fabricator

Set Painter

On-Set Painter

Scenic Painter

Paint Buyer

Scenic Artist (Paint)

Plasterer (Paint)

Paint Foreperson

Paint Coordinator

Lead Painter

Automotive Sprayer

Scenic Artist / Plasterer / Sign Writer


Paint Labourer

Key Scenic Artist (Paint)

Head Scenic Artist / Lead Hand (Paint)

Many job roles in the motion picture industry are represented by a union or guild. 

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