Student Position Roles and Responsibilities

 

Scene Shop Foreman:  Maintains and controls the systems within the scene shop

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Review designer and shop drawings with the Technical Director (TD)
  • Plans the layout for and executes the construction of scenery for theatre department and student productions.
  • Controls the flow of work on the shop floor, load-in and load-out of scenery.
  • Works with Technical Director to create a production calendar.
  • Checks and approves the quality of all work before it moves on to paint, storage, or stage.
  • Maintains and follows a regular schedule of inventory and tool maintenance.
  • Plans and implements equipment and material storage systems.
  • Participates in the installation and strike of each production.
  • Monitors and enforces safe and healthy working practices by staff, students and any others present in workshops and on stage.
  • Assume a leadership role in the restocking of scenery and materials during strike

Qualifications:

  • Completion of DRA211
  • Candidate must be familiar with the maintenance, operation and installation of stage and scenery equipment and systems.
  • Candidate must have strong organizational skills

 

Master Carpenter: Supervises the construction of the scenery built by students enrolled in theatre practicum courses.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Review designer and shop drawings with the Technical Director (TD)
  • Supervise the construction of all scenery with the assistance of lab crews and special projects students.
  • Provide information to crews on the scenic requirements of the production and proper tool, material, and assembly procedures.
  • Label all units in accordance with the shop drawings.
  • Assign crews to the appropriate area of the shop in which they should work.
  • Report all damaged or non-functional tools and equipment to the Shop Supervisor; provide a note with specific instructions/needs.
  • Clean all shop areas immediately following the completion of the scenery load-in into the theatre
  • Continue to be on call to make repairs, modifications, etc. as directed by the TD.
  • Assume a leadership role in the strike of the set and the salvage of all reusable units and materials. 

Qualifications

  • Completion of DRA211
  • Candidates must be familiar with the safe operation of equipment used in the construction and rigging of stage scenery
  • Candidate should have strong leadership skills

 

Stage Carpenter: Constructs, erects, installs, and repairs theatrical structures for assigned shows using a variety of carpentry hand and power tools.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Studies blueprints, sketches, or building plans to determine materials required and dimensions of structure to be fabricated.
  • Builds, erects and installs all scenic components using a variety of carpentry hand and power tools. Uses hand tools and wood screws, nails, dowel pins, or glue to make framework or props. Performs repairs to scenery as directed.
  • Assist with load-in of scenic elements including rigging and overhead scenery.

Qualifications

  • Candidates must be familiar with the safe operation of equipment used in the construction and rigging of stage scenery

 

Scenic Charge:  Leads and oversees the painting and texturizing of stage scenery and props.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Execution of the painting of scenery and props as detailed/ communicated by the scenic designer
  • Works with the TD to schedule paint calls for onstage paint work.
  • Works with the shop foreman to arrange space and time for painting offstage scenery and props.
  • Assembles needed materials and equipment for paint calls
  • Oversees the cleanliness and materials organization of the paint area
  • Alerts TD of inadequate material quantities or equipment needs
  • Touch-up or corrective work made necessary during the run of the production

Qualifications

  • Candidates must be familiar with the safe use of materials and equipment used in the painting of scenery.
  • Must have strong leadership skills
  • Artistic ability in painting and finishing

 

Paint Shop Assistant: Works with the Scenic Charge in the painting of scenery and props.

Duties include:

  • Painting all required scenic elements.
  • Cleaning of all paint shop and work areas.
  • Maintenance of paint shop, equipment and tools.

Qualifications

  • Punctual and dependable

 

 

Props master: Responsible for the planning and execution of all props, borrowed, rented or built.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Create and maintain a complete list of props for production
  • Work with the set designer
  • Classify props into broad categories.
  • Borrow/ Lease/ Construct/ or Purchase necessary props for production.
  • Maintain onsite prop inventory
  • Establish check out and tracking procedures for the loaning of props.
  • Attend rehearsals as necessary to evaluate the use of properties
  • Attend all technical rehearsals
  • Repair/ replace/ maintain prop quality during the run of production
  • Organize props backstage for production
  • Coordinate the return of all borrowed/ leased items to lenders after strike
  • Coordinate the return of all onsite props to the property room.

Qualifications

  • Experience working with stage properties
  • Strong organizational skills