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Theatre Arts - Scenery Shop/Properties Shop Technician
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Salary: 41,600.00 - 56,368.00
Internal Number: 356386
The University of Minnesota, department of Theatre Arts and Dance, has occasional need for part-time, temporary, supplemental, hourly theatre arts scenery and props shop carpenters, welders, painters, properties, and technicians. This does not constitute a posting for vacancies, but establishes a pool of applicants as openings occur during the 2023/24 academic year. Applications will not be acknowledged upon receipt. Applicants will only be contacted should an active opening occur during the academic year. Positions may be appointed during the 2023/24 academic year. Hires are typically made to assist in the creation of one production at a time, though individuals may be hired to work on several productions throughout the academic year.
Assist in the creation of scenic and stage elements for live theatre productions in scenery or properties shops.
Work as directed to cut, shape or carve different sized forms and erect or assemble pieces, such as flats, platforms and stairs.
Read and interpret shop drawings and AutoCAD drawings.
Develop cut lists.
Use a variety of tools, processes, materials, and equipment in completing assigned projects.
Assist in maintaining the safety and efficiency of all scene shop operations.
Perform maintenance and repair of scene shop, tools and stage facilities.
Participate in the transportation, installation, strike and disposal of scenery.
Some college training or one year relevant stage carpentry, welding, painting, properties experience. Understanding of safe of operation of hand, power, and pneumatic tools. Ability to repeatedly lift up to 60 pounds. Ability to climb ladders and work at heights. Ability to crawl and be on hands and knees for extended periods of time. Ability to read drafting and shop drawings. Must be able to work nights and weekends as necessary. Must have a valid Class C driver’s license and be able to drive a truck.
More than one year professional stage scenery carpentry, welding, painting, properties experience. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to problem solve and adapt to changing directions. Scenic automation experience. MIG welding/metal working experience.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.