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Lead Prop Carpenter

Syracuse Stage, the professional theatre in residence at Syracuse University, is accepting applications for a Lead Prop Carpenter for the 2020-2021 season
Syracuse Stage is committed to anti-racism, equity, diversity, and inclusion in all areas of our work, on and offstage, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates from underrepresented groups and those who share these values and have demonstrable experience advocating for anti-racism, equity, diversity, and inclusion are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Lead Carpenter reports to the Prop Supervisor as part of a four-person staff, working to support both Syracuse Stage and Syracuse University Department of Drama production seasons. The Lead Prop Carpenter position is ideal for those with an interest and background in artisan carpentry work and supervising the fabrication of props, as time is split between the two areas. The Lead Prop Carpenter reports to and works closely with the Prop Supervisor to advise and assist other staff on projects, keep workflow moving, plan builds, participates in maintaining daily show communication and paperwork, and carry out individual specialized projects.
Ideal Candidate Attributes: Organization, flexibility, a positive attitude and verbal/written communication skills are necessary for working alongside both professionals and students. Highly motivated, detail-oriented candidates with knowledge of prop management and construction will be strong applicants. Strong consideration given to quick learners with related skills and experience, with a preference for candidates with direct theatre experience. 

Ideal Candidate Skills: Creating and reading construction drawings, interpreting and building from designer drawings, time-management, shopping, prop crafts, furniture carpentry and repair, carving, metal work.
Position Dates: Position is full-time, seasonal, non-exempt salary with guarantee of 40 hours and includes a generous benefit package. Position start date is targeted at mid-October but is negotiable and runs through the end of May 2021. Annual contract renewal is possible in subsequent seasons. Some overtime will be required.  
Physical Demands & Working Conditions: Work requires routine physical exertion including working at heights, lifting 50 pounds, execution of tasks using small and large motor skills, and repetitive movements of hands and arms for long periods. The use of safety equipment and/or specific precautions is required, under supervision and with instruction.
To Apply: Please complete our online employment portal. If you don’t have a google account please forward cover letter, sample portfolio or link, resume, and references to Priority consideration given to early applicants. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.



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