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Lead Carpenter

ZACH Theatre

  • CATEGORY Production
  • LOCATION Austin, TX
  • DATE SEPTEMBER 02, 2021
  • JOB TYPE Full Time
  • COMPENSATION $16.50 - $19 per hour
  • POSITION LEVEL Mid (3-6 yrs exp)
POSITION SUMMARY: To construct scenery and set pieces in accordance with plans provided by technical management; includes carpentry, welding, work with plastics, fabrics or other materials. Maintain Scenic Studios facilities and inventory. Support all changeovers for ZACH Productions.
  • Construct scenery and set pieces as instructed by the Production & Technical Director, Scenic Studios Supervisor, and ATD – Drafting.
  • Lead crew on specific projects or operations without direct supervision.
  • Install scenery on stage including mechanically moving pieces, stationary pieces and flying pieces.
  • Execute complicated and standard rigging solutions under the guidance of the Production & Technical Director.
  • Assist in the installation of stage automation equipment.
  • Prepare area around stage; could include special railings, seat installation, and other duties that could pertain to any specific production
  • Participate in strike of set at end of the performance run.
  • Assist other departments as time and production allow.
  • Cleaning up after specific duties are performed, and assist in cleaning up after the entire carpentry crew.
  • Maintain Scenic Studios consumables, such as glues, fasteners, cold cut saw fluids, etc., in coordination with the Scenic Studios Supervisor.
  • Perform maintenance and organization of stock scenery, scenery carts, road kits, and other scenic resources at the direction of the Scenic Studios Supervisor
  • Ability to lift, push, pull or otherwise maneuver up to 70 lbs. repeatedly, either alone or with assistance.
  • Comfortable working in non- climate-controlled areas
  • Comfortable working on ladders, mechanical lifts or other high places.
  • Comfortable working in confined spaces
  • 2 Years Professional Carpentry, Welding, or combination of education and work experience that yields the required skills and abilities.
  • Basic knowledge of foam material and how to work with them.
  • Ability to prioritize projects in order to assure completion as scheduled
  • Basic understanding of geometric and mathematic principals
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of hand, power, and industrial tools
  • Knowledge of PPE, and commonly used safety equipment
  • Ability to maintain a safe working environment
  • Willingness to operate forklifts after in-house certification
  • Ability to guide and lead others in complex work
  • Willingness to drive panel vans and 24’ box trucks
  • Broad knowledge of carpentry tools and techniques.
  • Broad knowledge of Metal working tools and techniques.
  • Broad knowledge of rigging hardware and application.
  • Ability to understand construction drawings and execute them.
  • Ability to work as a team member and maintain a positive attitude in times of stress

Salary:  $16.50 - $19 per hour

As part of our commitment to ensuring an equitable, diverse and inclusive workforce we invite you to 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 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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