About Us and Our Scene Shop

Our Scene Shop Story

We are proud to be the longest standing scene shop in the Bay Area. Our building was first occupied by the famed Western Scenic Studios who opened in 1928, and sets and scenery have been created within her walls ever since. We purchased the building in 1999 and continue the tradition today. In 2019, we celebrated our 30th year in business.

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Meet our team

The diverse team of creatives at JMP offer our clients a wide range of skill sets including project management, design, and fabrication. We incorporate traditional theatrical techniques as well as state-of-the-art CNC and digital fabrication technologies. Our full service scene shop gives us control over all aspects of the job allowing us to concentrate our energy, creativity, and attention to detail on the success of your project from start to finish.

John Murray

President

Greg Swayzer

Warehouse Manager

Patricia Lau

Graphics Assistant

Clinton Stockton

Vice President

Jonathon Preza

Scenic Carpenter

Pablo Calderon

Shop Foreman

Emily Rolph

Graphics Manager

Khanh Huynh

Office Administrator

Tony Irik

Producer

Gary Beisaw

Producer

Lianne Jones

Sales & Marketing Manager

Zach Sigman

Scenic Carpenter

Want to work with us?

Full Time Project Manager / Producer
Producers are responsible for managing, designing, budgeting, and supervising the installation of scenic fabrication projects from start to finish. Producers are the primary point of contact with the client and must have strong, professional communication skills. Producers use Vectorworks CAD software to design scenic environments and renderings for client presentation, and to create build drawings for the shop. Producers supervise carpentry crew during on-site installation and removal of scenic sets, or in the warehouse to load/unload vehicles. Producers work closely with the Shop Foreman and the Graphics Manager to develop the build approach. Click here to learn more about the position.
 

Production Over-hire 

Are you looking for event production jobs? We are always looking for qualified production over-hire including scenic carpenters, installers, seamsters, show crew, graphic installers & finishers, and freelance project managers. We offer competitive pay and a fun, creative work culture. Send us an email at info@johnmurray.com with your resume and link to your digital portfolio, if applicable. You can also learn about our Company Wide Expectations at the link below. We look forward to hearing from you.

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