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Head Carpenter - Sudbury Theatre Centre

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Production
Location: Sudbury, Ontario
Position: Head Carpenter
Deadline: June 25, 2012
Posted: May 22, 2012

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 fly’s, 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

-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 single purchase 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

Contract position runs from Sept.to Dec. 2012 and Feb. to May 2013 with the option of yearly renewal.


Contact Information

Technical Director/Production Manager
Sudbury Theatre Centre
170 Shaughnessy St.
Station B, Box 641
Sudbury, ON, P3E 4P8
Phone (705) 674 8877 ext 29
Fax (705) 674 7369

Employer Profile

For over thirty years the STC has been a vital cultural entity in the City of Greater Sudbury, presenting audiences with the chance to experience award-winning productions that are emotionally powerful, socially conscious and uniquely reflective of the concerns and habits of northerners. The stories we tell absorb the heart and mind while gently confronting meaningful social and familial issues. We present honest plays that challenge, inspire and reflect the community’s needs. From humble beginnings, today the STC can lay claim to being the only English-language professional theatre between Sudbury and Thunder Bay. With a 287 seat auditorium, 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, STC truly has it all.

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