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Head Carpenter - Sudbury Theatre Centre

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Technical
Location: Sudbury, Ontario
Position: Head Carpenter
Deadline: June 25, 2010
Posted: June 16, 2010

Job Description / Duties

• Analyzes Set Designs for the purpose of costing and building the designs.
• Advises the Technical Director/Production Manager on the cost and time required in building a set design.
• Constructs and supervises the construction of all scenic elements as designed by the Set Designer(s) for all productions of the STC. These elements may be used in the fly tower and otherwise overhead.
• Installs the sets and scenic elements (including draperies, backdrops and other miscellaneous elements) on-stage as designed by the Set Designer(s).
• Ensures the safety of the shop and the upkeep of all safety equipment in the shop.
• In co-operation with the Technical Director, provides a safe environment for the cast backstage.
• Ensures the proper maintenance of the shop equipment at all times.
• Monitors the inventory of construction materials and, in due time, advises the Technical Director when more materials are needed.
• At all times, ensures the cleanliness of the carpentry shop and storage environments.
• Ensures that the above responsibilities are completed within the budget and schedules provided by the Technical Director/Production Manager.
• At the discretion of the Technical Director/Production Manager, will be required to work backstage during the run of some productions of the STC. This may include running flys, special effects and other regular backstage duties.
• Loading and unloading counterweights during set and lighting installs.
• Assist with the lighting installation for each production at the STC.
• Will be required to work at heights exceeding 30’

Qualifications / Required Skills

-Qualifications should include, but not be limited to:
-Minimum 2 years experience in a professional theatre
-Reading and analyzing technical drawings.
-A full working knowledge of the equipment in the carpentry shop including various hand and power tools.
-Organizational, self-motivation and time management skills are of the utmost importance.
-Knowledge and experience of a counterweight fly system is a plus.
-A valid driver’s license is an advantage.
-A diploma or degree in a post-secondary technical theatre production program.
-Familiarity and comfort with all tools and equipment common in scenic carpentry workshops.
-Candidates should have strong carpentry skills, be ingenious in their approach to their craft and be willing to work with conventional and unconventional materials.
-First Aid training is an Asset

Additional Information

This is a seasonal, permanent position. STC's season runs from Sept/Oct - April/May

Salary: $570.00/week

Contact Information

By email – production@sudburytheatre.on.ca
Fax – 705-674-7369
Mail – Mike Johnston, Production Director
Sudbury Theatre Centre
Box 641, Station B
Sudbury Ontario
P3E 4P8

Employer Profile

For over thirty years the STC has been a vital cultural entity in the City of Greater Sudbury. STC is the only English-language professional theatre between Barrie and Thunder Bay. With a 287 seat auditorium, fly tower, a fully-licensed lounge, dressing rooms, a rehearsal hall, a greenroom, wardrobe, storage, an in-house workshop and administrative office space all located under one roof,


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