Provides props support for the majority of Conservatory mainstage and Zack Box musicals, operas, plays, etc. Manages the Conservatory's props and furniture stock. Constructs limited furniture and large props in consultation with technical direction.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:(list 5-8 essential job functions)
Procures, builds, or otherwise creates props and furniture for Theater and Music Division productions in the BCB and Zack Box Theaters as assigned.
Ensures all rehearsal props are delivered to stage management before the first day of staging rehearsals
Maintains props paperwork in coordination with stage management via Dropbox.
Establishes multiple props meeting with director, stage management, and sometimes designers.
Informs production management of budgetary status prior to spending any funds. Alerts management of any potential overages.
Coordinates any shop time with technical direction staff.
Attends technical and dress rehearsals as required by supervisor.
Sets the work schedule of any additional Production Technicians assigned to their supervision.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree required, preferably in theater technology or related. Experience in multi-disciplinary performing arts preferred.
Working knowledge of standard theatrical practices and procedures. General knowledge of theater, musical theater, and opera production needs. Creative skills necessary. Valid driver's license mandatory.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Proficiency in use of hand and power tools, craft work, painting, sewing, upholstery, and any other trades commonly associated with props work. Ability to use computer programs (Microsoft Office and Dropbox) to maintain record keeping and clear communication.
Occasional supervision of Production Technician assistants. Minimal training and supervision of student workers and backstage crew during rehearsal process. Regular supervision of student labor force for maintaining props storage.
BCB Theater, Zack Box Theater, production offices, on- and off-site storage areas
Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials: * Cover letter that addresses the applicant's capabilities and experiences. * A resume or CV.
Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.
The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.
Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
Employee Type: Staff
Internal Number: R0001371
About Berklee College of Music
The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. Developing the musicianship of all our students is the foundation of our curriculum. We believe that the lessons and qualities derived from that work?the self-discipline needed for excellence, the empathy required of music making and the openness and inquisitiveness essential to creativity?are critical to achievement in any pursuit, musical or otherwise; and that music is a powerful catalyst for personal growth, which is central to any collegiate experience. Founded on jazz and popular music rooted in the African cultural diaspora, our comprehensive curriculum is distinctly contemporary in its content and approach, and embraces the principal musical movements of our time. Through a course of scholarly and practical learning experiences integrating performance and writing, our curriculum covers the variety of influential styles, relevant technologies, and career opportunities open to today's music professional.
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