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Head Carpenter - Theatre Newfoundland Labrador/Gros Morne Theatre Festival

This is a Seasonal, Full-time position.

Category: Production
Province: Cow Head, Newfoundland
Position: Head Carpenter
Deadline: November 30, 2019
Posted: November 23, 2019

Job Description / Duties

HEAD CARPENTER (A)

Theatre Newfoundland Labrador (TNL) is seeking applicants for the position of HEAD CARPENTER - to assist in the setup, installation, and owner’s forces builds for TNL’s new venue for its Gros Morne Theatre Festival (The Nurse Myra Bennett Centre for the Performing Arts.)

(A) Contract Dates (tentative): January 6 - April 5, 2020 (with a possible extension to April 26, 2020)

HEAD CARPENTER (B)

Theatre Newfoundland Labrador (TNL) is seeking applicants for the position of HEAD CARPENTER for the Gros Morne Theatre Festival’s 2020 season.

(B) Contract Dates (tentative): May 4 – July 26, 2020

PLEASE NOTE! – BOTH THESE CONTRACTS CAN BE AWARDED TO ONE PERSON

(A) + (B) Contract Dates (tentative): January 6 – July 26, 2020

Qualifications / Required Skills

  • at least 3-5 years experience as a professional Theatre Carpenter
  • experience in repertory theatre is an asset
  • team-oriented, punctual, reliable, safe work ethic
  • must enjoy working in a challenging creative environment
  • experience in estimating/costing theatre set designs
  • able to produce/read working drawings for theatre set designs
  • experience in planning/execution of theatre set builds, meeting deadlines
  • experience in furniture building (work tables, catch tables, etc., props furniture)
  • a background in rigging is an asset
  • mentoring junior production staff
  • must have fall arrest certification
  • a valid driver’s license is required

Additional Information

The Festival provides return travel (equivalent to the most economical method) for contracted company members.

The Festival provides shared housing in the community for company members. A housing rental fee and damage deposit applies

For more information about Theatre Newfoundland Labrador and the Gros Morne Theatre Festival – and The Nurse Myra Bennett Centre for the Performing Arts – visit our website at www.theatrenewfoundland.com.

TNL is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer that strongly supports and values diversity and fosters an equitable and inclusive work environment which includes accommodation. Applications from all qualified candidates are welcome, and people with disabilities and individuals from equity-seeking groups are encouraged to apply.

Salary: $550.00-$650.00/week - depends on experience

Contact Information

For further information, or a copy of the job description, please contact Denise Dolliver at ddolliver58@gmail.com.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to Denise Dolliver at ddolliver58@gmail.com. The deadline for resume submission is November 30, 2019. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Employer Profile

The Gros Morne Theatre Festival is a summer repertory theatre festival operated by Theatre Newfoundland Labrador. Each season the Festival produces six productions – three mainstage shows and three studio shows. The Gros Morne Theatre Festival is in the seaside community of Cow Head, Newfoundland and Labrador, which is situated in the spectacular Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Nurse Myra Bennett Centre for the Performing Arts is a newly constructed, state-of-the-art facility, featuring a 178-seat proscenium style theatre with lobby and bar, a smaller studio theatre/rehearsal hall, offices, full production facilities, and a commercial kitchen for preparation of dinner theatre meals. The Grand Unveiling of this facility will take place on June 5-7, 2020.

Theatre Newfoundland Labrador is a member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) and is currently designated as a “G” House.