Now Hiring: Carpenter / Designer

SALARIED, 1 YEAR (Renewable)
90 Day Probationary period

Weathervane Playhouse seeks a skilled and enthusiastic Carpenter to join their fast-paced Theatrical season.  The Carpenter, under the supervision of the Technical Director works closely to facilitate the build, load-in and tech process of the assigned production. The ideal Carpenter is a detail oriented individual with strong delegation and communication skills.

Job Description: Master Carpenter

Reporting to the Technical Director this full time staff position, facilitates, contributes to, and guides the careful, safe, and effective construction, installation, and maintenance of scenery for all aspects programming. The Carpenter works with the Technical Director to ensure that the scene shop and all tools and equipment are functional, appropriately maintained, dependable, and organized. The Carpenter assists the TDs in devising the build plan, developing and disseminating production schedules and assignments, while participating in all aspects of construction, installation, maintenance, strikes, and rentals including, but not limited to, welding, carpentry work, rigging, painting, etc.

Special Requirements / Knowledge Desired:

• BA/BFA in Technical Theatre required / MFA preferred OR equivalent 3-5 years experience working in a theatrical scenic environment with 1-3 years experience supervising crews.
• Highly motivated, self-starter with excellent organizational, interpersonal, and managerial skills.
• Strong communication and collaborative skills including sensitivity to the needs of staff, designers, and guest artists.
• Ability to read ground plans, sections, and other theatrical plans.
• Must successfully demonstrate a working knowledge and understanding of structural analysis as it pertains to theatre, as well as a working knowledge of a variety of construction skills, including, but not limited to woodworking and MIG welding.
• Proficient in the operation and maintenance of a wide variety of shop equipment.
• A working knowledge of PC computer skills; Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and AutoCAD or Vectorworks.
• Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs, and climb stairs and ladders comfortably.
• A valid driver’s license.
• Knowledge of sound, lighting, painting, rigging, and metalworking is beneficial but not required.
• Possesses a sense of humor and works well with others.
• Familiarize yourself with the scripts and all set construction plans, drawings, sketches, renderings, and models.
• Attend production, design, and staff meetings. (as assigned by the T.D.)
• Attend all designer runs and technical rehearsals. (as assigned by the T.D.)
• Attend other miscellaneous meetings (Season planning, feedback and response, etc.) as needed / desired.
• Strive to see the big picture and work toward anticipating and solving problems.
Primary Responsibilities / Expectations:
• Facilitate, contribute to, and guide the careful, safe, and effective construction, installation, and maintenance of scenery for all aspects of Weathervane Playhouse programming.
• Consult with the TD to fully understand the rules, regulations, safety procedures, and protocols to follow during the build.
• Formulation of, or contribution to, the creation of working drawings. (as assigned by the T.D.)
• Help the TDs generate a production schedule for scenery construction (as needed)
• Assist with planning construction projects to utilize space, time, materials and tools in an efficient manner.
• Communicate regularly and clearly with other shop personnel.
• Maintain the safety and cleanliness of all workspaces.
• Enforce safe work habits in all workplaces.
• Assist with the training and instruction of over hire, and volunteers when needed.
• Assist with all load-ins, installs, set-ups, and strikes for all productions.
• Assist the TD with problem solving during all phases of the production (as needed)
• Verify that all projects are built in accordance with the drawings, and proactively consult with the TD when questions arise or when a decision needs to be made regarding the building/rebuilding of a set piece.
• Assist with the technical elements of the production during technical rehearsals.
• Make repairs during the run of the show.
• Verify, at the end of each workday, that tools and lumber are properly stored away; and that the scene shop (and/or theatre) space is safe, swept and clean.
• Execution of any and all other duties as necessary.

Benefits include life insurance, long term disability insurance, health insurance (plus dental, vision), IRA match, PTO (including maternity/spousal leave).

If interested, email resume and salary requirements to the Technical Director, Richard R. Morris, Jr. at