If You:

  • Have demonstrable skills as a painter (trade painter, artist, muralist, scenic painter, brilliant DIY-er), or decorative plasterer

  • Like the sound of a highly physical, highly creative job

  • Have the hands-on, problem-solving approach required to learn the rest...

Then we would love to chat!

**If you're worried you don't meed the criteria but want to pitch your case, we're all ears. We know that the best makers come in all shapes and sizes, with all manner of working histories!​



About You

  • Victorian Drivers Licence and White Card required

  • Willing and able to work across multiple construction sites, often at heights

  • Highly adaptable (every week or so sees us working on a new finish or at a new site and we value those who can take this in their stride with a nut-bar and a smile. Nut-bars are on us.)

  • A hands-on creative with the dedication and patience to deliver a premium result

  • Takes initiative and innovates

  • A respectful team player

  • You have a strong work ethic

  • Willing to learn and eventually invent new application techniques using traditional artisan tools like brushes, trowels, and rags.

  • Ability to understand and action complex instruction in a high pressure environment

  • Hawk-eye for detail

  • Willing to listen to Diana Ross' 'I'm Coming Out' more than an advisable amount

About Us

Scanlan & Makers traverse the boundary of commercial and fine art painting within the Melbourne design and construction industry, to deliver uniquely textured and coloured surfaces that transform the way a space feels.

Our workshop is in Collingwood, but most days we are onsite around Melbourne and even country Victoria applying our custom-made and hand-crafted finishes.

Director Clare Scanlan has qualifications in Fine Art (painting), as well as Painting and Decorating, along with a decade developing colour for a boutique commercial paint brand. This skill-set results in Scanlan & Makers developing and applying custom coating-systems using paints and plasters that are as intuitive as they are technical, and always designed to powerfully impact the feeling of a space.

You can see our paint and plaster finishes at many vibrant hospitality, retail, commercial and residential projects around Melbourne and country Victoria.

We value longevity, innovation, community and sustainability with a big dose of mind-meltingly gorgeous colour.

We are a female-led business and love to support diversity of all-kinds in the construction industry.

The right candidates will have extensive time and energy invested to ensure a high degree of competency in all aspects of our unique application style.

Wages will be determined by experience level and will increase in line with competence.

If this sounds like your dream job, we'd love to talk shop! Email for more information, or with your cover letter and resume.