Master Carpenter/Technical Director – The Play Group Theatre

WHO: The Play Group Theatre

SEEKING: Master Carpenter/Technical Director

RESPONSIBILITIES:   We are seeking applicants who possess imagination, flexibility and the desire to work with children and teenagers of varied ages in a creatively charged and artistically demanding, yet nurturing environment. Applicants must be prepared to work as a member of a strong creative team, and to work quickly towards the end goal, while still giving focus to the artistic process. The ideal candidate is not afraid to get dirty or climb tall ladders, can lift at least 50 pounds and possesses grace and a sense of humor under pressure.

Responsibilities Include:

· Interpreting floorplans/draftings
· Building sets and properties for summer MainStage production
· Overseeing technical needs for summer MainStage production
· Overseeing scenic/technical needs for summer StudioStage productions
· Supervising junior staff and interns
· Ensuring a safe, clean and organized workspace
· Ensuring the safety of actors, staff and audience members regarding scenery, props, special effects and backstage spaces in both the MainStage and StudioStage theatres
· Attending all necessary meetings and participating in camp-wide events

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants should possess a BA or BFA in technical theatre or equivalent experience and should have at least 2-3 years experience as TD or ATD. Applicants must possess a mastery of carpentry skills, a working knowledge of construction, shop safety and project management and should have experience in a supervisory position.

WHEN: 6/27/2012-8/17/2012

PAY: Competitive

HOW TO APPLY: Please send a letter of interest and resume to Jill Abusch, Artistic Director –

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