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Scenic Carpenter / Stage Hand - Neptune Theatre Foundation

This is a Temporary, Full-time position.

Category: Technical
Province: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Position: Scenic Carpenter / Stage Hand
Deadline: June 7, 2017
Posted: May 5, 2017

Job Description / Duties

Reporting to the Head Scenic Carpenter, and working as an integral member of the production team of Neptune Theatre, the Scenic Carpenter / Stage Hand contributes to the construction of all required scenic elements for our productions. The Scenic Carpenter / Stage hand also assists with the installation, operation and maintenance of all scenic elements and carpentry equipment as required by the Technical Director, according to established budgets and schedules.

The Scenic Carpenter / Stage Hand will also serve as a member of the running crew for the holiday production, and season ending musical.

This position requires working at heights, climbing ladders, lifting of heavy equipment, and use of hand and power tools.

Per the collective agreement, shop periods will regularly be Monday – Friday, and running crew periods will regularly be Tuesday – Sunday, 45 hours per week. During production tech weeks, hours will be long and irregular.

This position will be engaged from September 18th, 2017 – June 10th, 2018 with a 3 week layoff period mid contract.

Qualifications / Required Skills

A strong Scenic Carpenter / Stage Hand has demonstrated proficiency with scenic carpentry tools and techniques. They are reliable and conscientious, and able to adapt to a changing array of production needs. He/she is a team player who is consistently aware of their personal responsibilities to the production team. This individual adheres to safe working practices, and is forward-thinking in their response to production needs. They are also able to communicate potential challenges to their supervisors in a clear, effective, and professional manner.

Additional Information

Please submit a detailed cover letter and resume by email by 5PM June 7th, 2017, to the attention of Michael Erwin, Production Manager at:



Include Scenic Carpenter / Stage Hand in the subject, and be prepared to provide three or more references.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted further.

Contact Information

Michael Erwin, Production Manager

Employer Profile

Since first opening its doors in the early 1960’s, Neptune has produced hundreds of outstanding and remarkable productions, telling stories of our region and beyond. Celebrating 55 years of operations in 2017-2018, Neptune Theatre is the largest professional theatre in Atlantic Canada. Neptune stages more than 300 performances annually, appealing to a wide variety of audiences and diverse communities, and attracting approximately 80,000 people to its productions and educational programs. The current season is Neptune’s most expansive season to date, with six main stage productions in Fountain Hall, five studio productions on the Scotiabank Stage, plus four bonus features. With an enduring mission to inspire its audiences with great stories, Neptune has a vision as a cultural organization that enriches the community across the Atlantic Region, earning a national reputation through artistic and creative excellence in programming and in practice of its craft.

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