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Theatre SilCo is an Equity theatre in Silverthorne, Colorado currently accepting applications for a Seasonal Shop Carpenter for the 2024 Summer Season. Productions include: Ken Ludwig’s Moriarty: A New Sherlock Holmes Mystery, The Amish Project, and The Legend of Georgia McBride.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Build all scenic elements for production. The shop carp will ensure sets are built, painted, and finished as per direction from the Technical Director, Assistant Technical Director or other Artistic Team representative. Each set is to be ready and loaded in accordance with the production calendar and should reflect high artistic quality and professional attention to detail. All sets must be maintained throughout the production run. Any repairs needed during the course of a production are to be administered before the next scheduled performance.

TECHNICAL PROCESS: The shop carpenter must coordinate with the Technical Director and ATD to attend any technical rehearsals which they may be required to attend. During technical rehearsals and performances, the shop carpenter will be in attendance for load-in and strike and must execute all necessary duties to ensure a safe and timely setup of all technical elements.

MAINTENANCE: Aide in the maintenance and daily storage of all theatre equipment, including tools, turntable, and any other show-related equipment. Communicate the need for repairs or replacement as soon as possible to the TD and ATD. Maintain the shop, backstage areas, scenic storage, etc. in a neat and orderly fashion. Assist in the storage and maintenance of properties, set pieces, furnishings, and all technical equipment concerning load-in/strike, special events, workshops and other coordinated events.

QUALIFICATIONS: Strong carpentry skills and experience in construction for theatre, scenic painting skills a plus. Must maintain a safe working environment at all times. Display a positive attitude with a focus on people and community. Must demonstrate professional conduct at all times. Comfortable working with both hired crew and volunteers of varying experience and abilities. Proficient oral and written communication skills. Ability to decipher drafting plates, elevations, ground plans, and other design elements. Must be able to work independently or lead a team of apprentices.

PHYSICAL DEMAND: This job requires climbing stairs, using ladders, scissor lifts, and power tools. Must be able to correctly and safely operate shop tools, saws, drills, and other machinery. Ability to lift up to 40 lbs. Ability to stand for long hours and work at height (up to 20’). 

Contract Start Date: May 19, 2024
Contract End Date: August 26, 2024
$600-$700/wk DOE
Housing and Travel provided
Ability to bring vehicle a plus

TO APPLY: Letter of interest, resume, website/portfolio links – Please send all application materials to: Whitney Carter, Production/Company Manager,  Kaden Reynard, Technical Director,  (Please include SHOP CARPENTER in the subject line)