Position Summary Assists Properties Manager in acquiring, building, buying and altering props for all A.R.T. new productions, revivals, and tours. Responsible for large constructed props such as furniture. Plans projects, works independently, and sometimes attends technical rehearsals. Maintains the Loeb Drama Center shop tools, hardware inventory, organization of metal and wood stock, trains personnel on stationary tools and their swipe system, supervises contingent personnel / interns, and aids Assistant Properties Manager in those duties when necessary.
Plans, builds, acquires props, and supervises part-time labor for ART shows
Plans projects and materials needed
Drafts, orders and acquires materials for projects
Confers with designers (not usually but occasionally on big ones like Comet)
Builds, sands, stains furniture
Strips sands, alters and assembles furniture
Shops for furniture
Shops for other props
Manufactures parts for props
Supervises part time labor
Works to maintain and improve the Loeb work shop, its equipment, storage, tool-room and the A.R.T. warehouse. Trains new staff, contingent staff, over-hire, and interns on shop stationary tools and swipe system when necessary
Maintains department shop expendables and aids in show specific expendable needs
May act in place of manager at technical rehearsals, etc.
Assists in tracking and coding expenses
Strikes and/or pack up shows and inventory said strike or pack
Assists prop manager during load ins. Trouble shoots problems as they arise
Other duties as assigned
This position is subject to periodic unpaid leaves of absence based upon the Production calendar. This position requires occasional overtime and the ability to work some nights and weekends. This position is deemed critical during the production and technical rehearsal period.
Salary Grade: 051
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:
High school and a minimum 2 years of experience in a L.O.R.T theater or major professional theater
B.A. degree in theatrical props or scenery construction strongly preferred.
Portfolio that includes furniture construction
Computer literate; especially in Cad or Vectorworks, Photoshop, Excel, Word, and Filemaker
Knowledge of electrics and electronics
Be organized and have great attention to detail
Good communications skills
Knowledge of period styles
Experience in sewing, upholstery, shopping, crafts, and painting preferred
Strong telephone skills preferred
Physical Requirements. Valid driver's license Able to lift 75 pounds Able to climb ladders / comfortable at great heights
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 49262BR
About Harvard University American Repertory Theater
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