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Reports To: Technical Director

Summary of the Job:
This employee is responsible for the safe construction, installation, and removal of scenery as outlined by the Technical Director and /or Shop Foreman. A carpenter has demonstrated a sufficient level of competency in the application of all of the tools, materials, and methods used in the making and operation of safe and effective scenic elements for live theatre, in addition to motivation to participate in a fast-paced artistic environment.

Essential Functions:
Build scenery safely and efficiently
Rig scenery safely and efficiently
Report safety and staff issues to supervisor
Must attend all strike and load in work calls, unless excused by the Technical Director
Must wear all safety equipment required for a given task
Job may require heavy lifting, ladder work, and long hours

Additional Functions:
Additional functions as assigned by the Technical Director and/or the Assistant Technical Director

Required Education/Experience:
Formal or advanced training in carpentry or technical production.

Necessary Skills:
Knowledge of all aspects of carpentry (framing, trim, etc.)
Knowledge of the basic aspects of welding and metal fabrication techniques
Demonstrated knowledge of basic aspects of stage rigging.
Knowledge and proficiency of all hand and power tools in the scene shop and theatre
The ability to work independently
A self motivator with the ability to motivate others
Ability to read and use a tape measure
Ability to read designer plates and working drawings
The willingness to do a project correctly, and guide others to do so

Disclaimer: Although Barter Theatre has attempted to accurately and thoroughly describe this position, Barter Theatre reserves the right to change the same, including to change, add, or to subtract from the duties outlined, within the sole discretion of Barter Theatre, at any time, with or without advance notice.

Please send resume and cover letter to Casper Eichin:

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