SUMMER SEASON 2017
The Scenic Carpenters will build, paint, and install all scenic elements for the productions on contract for 8 weeks (May 29 – July 23) during the heavy build time. NOISES OFF will be built in advance for load-in at the end of summer.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Build all sets and scenic pieces. Ensure sets are painted and furnished as per direction from the Technical Director. Each set is to be ready and loaded in before Sunday of each tech week and should reflect high artistic quality and professional attention to detail. Maintenance of scenic pieces during contract period. Any repairs needed during the course of the production are to be administered before the next scheduled performance.
Scenic Carpenters are required to be on-site for all required shop/build hours, load-ins, strikes, and other technical rehearsals as needed.
Proper use and maintenance of all shop equipment, tools, and scenic materials. Report needs for repairs or replacement to Technical Director. Maintain the shop and backstage area in a neat and orderly fashion. Proper use of tools and safety equipment required at all times in the shop areas during construction.
STRIKE / CHANGEOVER
Participate in all set strikes and changeovers of productions and special event and conduct such activity in an organized, friendly, and efficient manner.
LAB SOLO SERIES
The LDTC also hosts a series of one-man shows in its smaller lab venue. Scenic Carptenters will also build and install/store these three productions for the 10x10 stage in this venue; some will be built in advance and stored for later use. (Buyer & Cellar: June 30 – July 09) (Pretty Fire: August 11 – August 20) (Grounded: September 22 – October 1)
BA or BFA (preferred) in technical theatre, or comparable work experience. Strong carpentry skills and experience in construction for theatre required, scenic painting skills a plus. Display a positive attitude with a focus on people and our community. Must demonstrate professional conduct at all times. Comfortable working with both hired crew and volunteers of varying experience and abilities. Proficient oral and written communication skills. Ability to decipher drafting plates, elevations, ground plans, and other design elements whether hand written or via technology like VectorWorks, etc.
This job requires climbing stairs, using ladders, scissor lifts, and power tools. Must be able to correctly and safely operate shop tools, saws, drills, and other machinery. There is also a certain amount of lifting and carrying of weights of up to approximately one hundred pounds.
DATES AND INFO
- Contract Start Date: May 29
- Contract End Date: July 23
- $400-$500/week DOE
Ability to bring vehicle a plus
Letter of interest, resume, website/portfolio links
Please send all application materials to: Benjamin Whitmore, Production Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org (Please include SCENIC CARPENTER in the subject line)