This is a Permanent, Full-time position.Category: Technical
The Arts Center at New York University Abu Dhabi seeks to appoint a Scene Shop Supervisor, Technical Instructor. The Scene Shop Supervisor manages the construction of scenery; assists in the construction, placement, and rigging of scenery for departmental productions/projects and guest productions/projects; performs general maintenance and upkeep of shop machinery and tools; helps to plan and organize build projects; instructs, mentors and supervises students in the construction of scenery and other projects; oversees student assistants and crews; and provides training for and ensures safe use of the equipment.
A Bachelor's degree in Theater with an emphasis in Technical Theatre is preferred. At least two-four years practical work experience in the technical preparation and construction of scenery and stage units is required. Supervisory skills are required. Mechanical skills in the use of hand and power tools, and gas and electric welders are required. The ability to read and understand floor plans, color renderings, electrical schematics, and advanced construction plans or blueprints including digital and 3D CAD files is required. Strong oral and written communications skills are required. The ability to instruct on material relevant to technical production labs is required. The ability to lift and carry materials weighing between 50 - 100 pounds on a daily basis is required. The position requires prolonged standing, frequent bending or stooping, and climbing of steps and ladders. Occasionally may be required to work on stage grid at a height of 60 feet.
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