Master Carpenter

Master Carpenter

The Hippodrome Theatre is looking to hire a Master Carpenter. The Master Carpenter works as part of the scenic team and is responsible for constructing scenic elements for productions.
This is a full-time, hourly position. Health insurance contribution, vacation and sick leave. Retirement contribution. $15 per hour
Starting immediately.
Please send your resume with a cover letter to Bob Robins

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Participates in the build, load-ins, and strikes of all productions

  • Ability to perform all types of construction methods e.g. welding, carpentry, painting, sewing, etc.

  • Participates in brainstorming the execution of scenic design drawings.

  • Participates with designers in place of Technical Director when needed.

  • Maintain shop tools and a safe work environment.

  • Collaborate with Technical Director on a regular basis to ensure safe and efficient build, installation, and strike of scenery

  • Ensures and maintains the design and integrity of each production throughout its run.

  • Executes special projects as assigned by the Technical Director or Director of Production

The ideal candidate will have:

  • An understanding of the theatre production process
    Excellent working knowledge of power tools and hand tools
  • Ability to interpret construction drawings
  • Knowledge in scenic construction, rigging
  • Experience in theatrical carpentry, welding, rigging, and sewing
  • Working knowledge with specialized tools in advanced scenic construction, e.g. wood and metal working tools.
  • Maintaining a safe and tidy work and shop environment
  • Performing other duties and responsibilities as assigned by Technical Director
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task
  • Knowledge of safe practices relevant to hazardous waste and MSDS.
  • Ability to frequently lift and carry objects weighing 50+ lbs.
  • Ability to work on ladders up to 12’ tall.
  • Theatrical carpentry experience preferred.
  • Construction carpentry experience accepted.