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HEAD OF PROPS - Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Production
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Position: Head of Props
Deadline: June 24, 2010
Posted: June 3, 2010

Job Description / Duties

Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People (LKTYP) is currently seeking a Head of Props. This is a seasonal full-time position (September through mid May), under the supervision of the Production Manager and Technical Director. The Head of Props will:

• Serve as the buyer or builder for the Props department, or designate a buyer or builder in their place.
• Supervise the sourcing and construction of props for LKTYP productions, as well as outside productions, when the LKTYP prop shop has been contracted to do so.
• Supervise Prop Department in staffing, schedules, and budgets.
• Organize and maintain Prop Shop supplies and materials, and will be responsible for the general cleanliness and safe working state of the Prop Shop.
• Instruct Prop Shop staff in the proper use of equipment and the appropriate safety equipment.
• Work with Set and Prop Designers on all LKTYP Productions and provide advice to specific construction techniques.
• Maintain flow of information between designers, technical director, stage management, and other production staff.
• Co-ordinate rentals from the LKTYP prop stock, and will be responsible for the general maintenance of said stock.
• Attend all production and staff meetings as required.
• Assist other LKTYP production departments with advice and technical aid.
• Other duties as assigned from time to time.

Qualifications / Required Skills

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIRED SKILLS:
• Graduate of a recongnized theatre program and a minimum of 3 years experience as a Head of Props, Props Builder or Props Buyer with a producing theatre company.
• Broad working knowledge of props construction techniques as they relate to materials (wood, plastic, fabric, paper, etc).
• Proficient computer skills with Word and Excel programs. Computer Graphics knowledge would be an asset.
• Experience with show costing, budget tracking, material purchasing, and equipment replacement.
• Experience creating production schedules and managing shop staff.
• Stong interpersonal and leadership abilities and ability to meet deadlines.
• A Valid Ontario Class G Driver’s license (or equivalent) will be required.
• Experience in adhering to health and safety in the workplace.

Additional Information

Interested candidates should respond in writing with a resumé and covering letter by:
3:00pm on Thursday, June 24th, 2010 to:
search@lktyp.ca

While we thank everyone who applies, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Salary:

Contact Information

Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People
165 Front Street East
Toronto, ON. M5A 3Z4

www.lktyp.ca

search@lktyp.ca

Employer Profile

Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People (LKTYP) is Canada’s largest theatre for young audiences and currently produces and presents an 8-play season with an audience of 80,000+. Housed at a renovated, historical venue in Toronto, LKTYP works on a 468-seat Mainstage and a 115-seat Studio. Its operating budget is approximately $3.5 million. LKTYP’s artistic policy focuses on arts and education -- in fact, learning is at the centre of everything we do.

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