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Head Scenic Carpenter - Blyth Festival

This is a Seasonal, Full-time position.

Category: Production
Province: Blyth, Ontario
Position: Head Scenic Carpenter
Deadline: February 22, 2019
Posted: February 5, 2019

Job Description / Duties

The Blyth Festival is currently searching for a candidate to fill the seasonal position of Head Scenic Carpenter for the 2019 summer season. The contract will start May 6, 2019 and conclude August 11, 2019.

• Overseeing all aspects of the scene shop including day to day use and maintenance of tools, scheduling of work in the scene shop, building of sets for all shows in the summer season, load-in, fit-up, technical rehearsals (as required), changeovers, load outs and daily cleanup and supervision of activities in the scene shop.
• Work within the production’s budgets, coordinating all scene shop needs of each production.
• Work with the Production Manager, Technical Director and designers to facilitate the designs as presented and within budgets
• Supervise the work of the Assistant Carpenter and Carpentry Production Assistant.
• Supervise any other staff member, when using the tools and scene shop facilities, to ensure they are appropriately trained and follow approved policies and procedures.
• Ensure that health and safety policies and procedures are met at Blyth Festival buildings.
• Attend all Production meetings, and dress rehearsals as required

Qualifications / Required Skills

• Scenic carpentry experience (in repertory an asset)
• Problem solving skills
• Team player
• Working knowledge of Health & Safety policies
• Ability to lift 50 lbs.
• Working at Heights
• Valid G Driver’s License an asset

Additional Information

The Blyth Centre for the Arts (including Blyth Festival) was founded in 1975 to produce theatre that reflects the culture and concerns for the people of southwestern Ontario and beyond. In 1975, few scripts that fit the Festival's mandate were being written so we jumped into the creation of new work. At that time, the festival was the only summer theatre producing original Canadian plays, and one of the very few, if not the only "500-seat" theatre in Canada producing Canadian plays exclusively.
Today, located in a village of 1000 in rural Huron County, the Blyth Centre for the Arts is a year-round centre of cultural activity for southwestern Ontario.

Salary: $800/week + 4% vacation pay

Contact Information

Please email cover letter and resume to Artistic Director, Gil Garratt, at .
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

Employer Profile

Blyth Festival (also known as Blyth Centre for the Arts) was founded in 1975 and functions as an arts centre for Huron County in Southwestern Ontario. The theatre presents a four to six play repertory summer season of exclusively Canadian theatre, with an emphasis on new work.
The Blyth Festival takes place in Blyth Memorial Hall, a municipally owned, newly renovated 379-seat theatre. There are two rehearsal halls, one of which functions as a studio theatre, and ample backstage space for repertory changeovers.In 2019, the Blyth Festival will produce a repertory season of four Canadian plays (2 world premieres), one stand-alone production, and our annual Young Company project, as well as present two shows in our studio space.