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Gulfshore Playhouse

  • CATEGORY Production
  • LOCATION Naples, FL
  • DATE JULY 22, 2022
  • JOB TYPE Full Time
  • COMPENSATION $35,000-$37,000
  • POSITION LEVEL Entry (up to 3 yrs exp)


Gulfshore Playhouse, a not-for-profit, professional theatre company located in Naples, Florida, is seeking a dynamic, detail-oriented and experienced individual to serve as Carpenter.

Gulfshore Playhouse offers a diverse season of straight plays and small musicals ranging from venerated classics and Broadway hits to contemporary works and world premieres. The Playhouse is passionately committed to producing high-quality, professional theatre which exceeds the expectations of the cultured residents and visitors of Naples, FL, many of whom are regular theatre patrons in New York, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.

Gulfshore Playhouse has performed for many years in an intimate 200-seat venue at the Norris Center, a municipal building run by the City of Naples. The Playhouse is in the final phases of a $66M capital campaign and has broken ground on the Baker Theatre and Education Center, a state-of-the-art facility, featuring a 350-seat mainstage with a Broadway-sized stage, a 125-seat flexible space, rehearsal studios, classrooms, and rental space. This is an extraordinarily exciting time for the Playhouse, which is experiencing unprecedented growth, and the Carpenter will have the opportunity to participate in it.

Status: Full time, year-round position
Start Date: August 29, 2022

Representative Duties:

Reporting to the Scene Shop Foreman, the Carpenter will be responsible for:

  • Assisting all production department duties including but not limited to construction of the set and scenic elements, any paint or prop-making duties, etc.
  • Attend load-in and strike of all productions
  • Perform or coordinate completion of all scenic notes on rehearsal and performance reports
  • Attend all necessary meetings including, but not limited to, production meetings and company meetings
  • Abide by shop and theatre policies and uphold standard of safety regulations
  • Maintain organization and cleanliness of all shop and theatre work spaces
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Technical Director, Director of Production, Managing Director, or Producing Artistic Director
  • Render such other services as may reasonably be required by Employer and as are customarily furnished by a Carpenter at a first-class professional theatrical organization in the United States

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and a willingness to ensure high-quality work.  The Playhouse values hard work, kindness, generosity, passion, and grace-under-pressure.  The Carpenter will be expected to work extended hours when necessary to meet goals. Weekend and evening hours are required including attendance at Opening Nights and some show performances, special events, and/or meetings that may happen outside normal hours.


The ideal candidate would possess:

  • Ability to interpret construction drawings for scenery and props
  • Ability to prioritize and self-start tasks.
  • Advanced knowledge of safe use of both power and hand tools.
  • Ability to lift 75lbs
  • Comfortable working on ladders, lifts, and at heights of up to 25ft
  • Familiarity with lighting and sound equipment, preferred

    Our Charter: https://gulfshoreplayhouse.org/charter/

Salary: $35,000 – $37,000 annually plus excellent benefits

Gulfshore Playhouse offers benefits that increase along with tenure, including health, dental, and vision insurance, a 403(b) retirement plan, and paid vacation and sick leave.

Gulfshore Playhouse is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse staff; we strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups and diverse backgrounds to apply.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and a list of references to jobs@gulfshoreplayhouse.org. 

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