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Properties Supervisor

Gulfshore Playhouse

  • CATEGORY Production
  • LOCATION Naples, FL
  • DATE JUNE 09, 2022
  • JOB TYPE Full Time
  • COMPENSATION $45,000-$48,000
  • 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 Properties Supervisor.

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 Properties Supervisor will have the opportunity to participate in it.

Status: Full time, year-round position
Start Date: July 5, 2022

Representative Duties:
Reporting to the Director of Production, the Properties Supervisor is responsible for the budgeting, building, and procuring of all properties for Gulfshore Playhouse professional and Educational productions. The Properties Supervisor will lead a team of the Prop Artisan and Props/Carpentry Intern.
  • Assist in the design of the props needed for each show in conjunction with the Scenic Designer and Director; Shop, pull, build, and/or borrow props as needed within budget restrictions for each show
  • Coordinate with scenic designer to obtain all research images, drawings, and paint swatches for props
  • Prepare and clearly label rehearsal props (or show props, if available) for Stage Manager for first day of blocking/staging rehearsal
  • Coordinate with Stage Manager on all consumable needs, requests, and actor dietary restrictions, and provide consumables throughout the run of the show
  • Respond promptly to all rehearsal and performance notes for props department
  • Organize all props transfers between spaces
  • Load-in and strike of all props, including transportation of items
  • Manage props department budget and submit receipts promptly
  • In association with Director of Production, enforce shop and theatre policies and uphold standard of safety regulations
  • Maintain organization and cleanliness of all shop and theatre work spaces
  • Attend all necessary meetings including, but not limited to, production meetings and company meetings
  • Provide support for Lighting and Scenery departments during load in, focus, and strike as needed
  • Work events as may be required by employer including but not limited to the annual gala fundraiser
  •  Rendering such other services as may reasonably be required by Employer and as are customarily furnished by a Properties Master at a first-class professional theatrical organization in the United States
  • Any reasonable duties as assigned
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 First Hand 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. We acknowledge there are great candidates who may not have all of the qualifications listed below, but possess intuitive knowledge or other fully transferable skills.

The ideal candidate would possess:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and self-start tasks.
  • High proficiency interpreting scenic and prop drawings
  • Experience with Adobe Design Suite
  • Comfortable working on ladders, lifts, and at heights of up to 25ft
A level headed and empathetic approach to personnel management

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

Salary: $45,000-$48,000 annually plus 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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