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Props Supervisor

ZACH Theatre

  • CATEGORY Production
  • LOCATION Austin, TX
  • DATE DECEMBER 13, 2021
  • JOB TYPE Full Time
  • COMPENSATION $39,520 - $44,500
  • POSITION LEVEL Mid (3-6 yrs exp)
 
POSITION SUMMARY:
The Props Supervisor is responsible for the successful execution of set and hand properties requiring woodworking, electrics, elastics and casting, metalwork and welding or alteration or construction using power tools and heavy shop equipment as determined with the Scenic Studios Supervisor or Scenic Designer. The Props Supervisor is also responsible for the pulling and sourcing of all rehearsal room props, show props, consumables, and other production properties needs, such as maintenance and inventory of properties stock, in coordination with the Scenic Studios Supervisor. The Props Supervisor communicates and coordinates among other shop personnel and department heads concerning efficient integration of prop elements and set dressing. In coordination with the Scenic Studios Supervisor, maintain stock and inventory of materials and shop consumables.
 
Great Benefits Offered!
 - Employer Paid Healthcare
 - Paid Vacation, Personal & Sick Time
 - 401k Matching Program
 - Free Tickets to Shows
 
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
·         Works with Scenic Designer and Scenic Studios Supervisor to develop prop design and construction techniques
·         Constructs properties and set dressing including an understanding of working drawings/elevations, construction methods, finishing techniques, and mechanical functionality such as casters, slides, brakes, automation, and other standard properties conventions
·         Maintains a safe and clean workspace
·         Repair and construction of furniture for theatre
·         Participates in properties load in and strike for production
·         Maintains and repairs props during the run of a show (when appropriate)
·         Researches and shops for properties as needed
·         Assists with the organization and execution of property rentals
·         Communicates with Stage Management and coordinates the delivery, training on, and maintenance of all props in the rehearsal room, tech rehearsals, and run of productions
·         Develops, maintains, and archives production properties paperwork including Properties Bible
·         Maintains properties specific SDS sheets in coordination with Scenic Studios Supervisor
 



OTHER ACCOUNTABILITIES:
·           Perform all duties as assigned by Scenic Studios Supervisor
·           Assist with any rigging needs as related to properties
·           Responsible for the maintenance and organization of properties stock
·           Lead daily work calls of staff properties artisan and overhire properties artists
·           Facilitate maintenance of Scenic Studios equipment with Scenic Studios Supervisor
·           Serve as in-house creative resource to Production Designers to fully realize Properties needs for productions, special events, galas, and other ZACH initiatives.
·           Assist the Scenic Studios Supervisor in properties specific budgeting, expense tracking, hours tracking, and design costing.
·           All work is performed with a direct reflection of the Mission, Vision and Values of ZACH Theatre.
 
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
·       Ability to lift 75 lbs.
·       Ability to work at heights, either by ladder of lift
 
EDUCATION, LICENSURE, CERTIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
·       Demonstrated continued experience in a similar position
·       Minimum of two years of professional technical theatre or entertainment industry work experience with strong carpentry skills required
·       Texas Pyrotechnic License, or willingness to be certified
·       Texas Flame Effects License, or willingness to be certified
·       Bachelor’s degree in Theater or related field (preferred)



KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
·       Knowledge of theatrical production processes
·       Demonstrated ability to use hand and power tools
·       Demonstrated ability with scenic painting, stains, and other techniques as applied to properties
·       Ability to complete highly detailed and precise work
·       Demonstrated ability with a variety of materials including woods, metal, and plastics and foam
·       Ability to read and interpret technical drawings
·       Knowledge of safety regulations and best practices
·       Thorough knowledge of Art and Architecture history including furniture and motifs.
·       Knowledge of common theatrical construction standards
·       Knowledge of common theatrical rigging
·       Knowledge of pyrotechnics, special effects, and flame special effects
·       Willingness and ability to work under time pressures and meet deadlines
·       Ability to work independently or as part of a team
·       Ability to communicate orally and in writing
·       Ability to creatively problem-solve and troubleshoot
·       Demonstrated ability with Mig welding
·       Basic theatrical electrician skills
·       Knowledge and ability with standard office software such as Google Suite/Drive, Word, and Excel
·       Valid driver’s license in good standing
·       Knowledge of automation, mechanics, and pneumatics (preferred)
·       Knowledge and ability in Photoshop or digital editing (preferred)
·       CAD experience (preferred)
 
 
Please visit our website for full description and benefits information: https://zachtheatre.org/about-us/work-with-us/working-at-zach/
 

Location:  
10606 Bluff Bend Dr.
Austin, Tx 78753
 
 
To apply: Please send your resume and examples of your work to jobs@zachtheatre.org.
 
You may also voluntarily self-identify in the following categories in a cover letter or note that you include in your email:
Gender: Woman, Man, Genderqueer/Gender non-binary, prefer to self-describe
Pronouns: Please include your preferred pronouns.
Ethnicity: Hispanic or Latino, White (not Hispanic or Latino) Black or African American (not Hispanic or Latino), Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (not Hispanic or Latino), Asian (not Hispanic or Latino), Native American or Alaska Native (not Hispanic or Latino), Two or more races (not Hispanic or Latino)
 

 
Actor's Equity Association has set up strict guidelines that must be followed to allow Equity Actors members to work in future productions.  ZACH is intending to operate as a fully vaccinated workplace per the guidance issued by Actors Equity.
 
 
 

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