George Street Playhouse
Summary of Position
George Street Playhouse, a professional, producing theatre company 40 minutes from Manhattan, seeks experienced Head Carpenter to assist the Technical Director and work with the scene shop staff in preparation and execution of their 5 show, main stage, season, annual Gala Benefit, and other company events.
Essential Job Duties:
- Demonstrate experienced carpentry skills, rigging skills and metalwork skills
- Constantly operate industrial, power, and hand tools
- Assist Technical Director and Shop Foreman with the organization and execution of set builds, load ins, and strikes
- Frequently move and transport items and materials weighing 50+ pounds
- Understand and translate scenic drawings
- Communicate accurate information to shop employees
- Manage tool maintenance and supply inventory
- Enforce and follow all Scene Shop safely protocols
Non Essential Job Duties / Other Duties:
- Basic knowledge of theatrical CAD base programs such as Vectorworks and Autocad
- The ability to drive vans and small trucks
- Carpentry skills, including finish and trim
- Rigging skills
- Welding and metalwork skills
- Knowledge and experience with industrial, power, and hand tools
- Must be able to remain in a stationary position for periods of time
- Must be able to move and transport items and materials weighing 50+ pounds
- Must be able to occasionally ascend/descend ladders
- Good organizational skills and strong sense of professionalism
- Ability to lead small teams with a positive attitude
- Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple projects at once
- Be a “can-do” team player who can make thoughtful decisions quickly and demonstrates grace under pressure
- A valid driver’s license
- Bachelor’s degree in technical theater, or related field
- 1-2 years of experience working in theatrical production or professional scene shop
- In addition to regular office hours, overtime hours will include evenings, weekends, and early mornings.
- Head Carpenter reports to work at the Scene Shop with exposure to loud noises, and various construction materials.
COVID-19 vaccination, including all eligible boosters, is a condition of employment. COVID policies are updated regularly to reflect the current local and national health recommendations.
George Street Playhouse currently requires all employees to wear respirator style masks (N95, KN95, KF94). Members of the Production Group will also test per the current COVID policy at the company's expense.
Position pays a weekly salary of $780.00. Position is a Local I.A.T.S.E. position and includes health and dental benefits, overtime, sick days, paid holidays, and annuity benefits as outlined in the I.A.T.S.E. CBA. Position begins August 29, 2022 and runs through June 4, 2023.
About the Organization
Under the leadership of Artistic Director David Saint and Managing Director Kelly Ryman, George Street Playhouse (GSP) is a nationally recognized theatre, presenting an acclaimed mainstage season while providing an artistic home for established and emerging artists. Founded in 1974, GSP has been represented by numerous productions both on and off -Broadway – recent productions include Little Girl Blue written by and starring Laiona Michelle, It Shoulda Been You starring Tyne Daly and directed by David Hyde Pierce, The Toxic Avenger (which won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Musical), Anne Meara's Down the Garden Paths, the Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk and Drama League-nominated production of The Spitfire Grill, and the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning play Proof by David Auburn, which was developed at GSP during the 1999 Next Stage Series of new plays.
The mission of GSP is to enrich people’s lives by producing world-class theatre. To accomplish its mission, they seek:
- to produce the highest quality of intellectually and emotionally challenging new works, re-imagines classics, and educational programs that speak with relevance to society
- to service as a vital cultural institution in New Jersey and a creative force nationally
- to positively shape and be shaped by the diverse character of their community
- to create a nurturing home for the highest level of professionalism in the arts
The values of GSP embody and celebrate the identities, backgrounds, and diverse experiences of our communities. They espouse to be an organization fully committed to:
- Being open and receptive of new ideas
- Being an advocate of diverse populations within its communities
- Being collaborative within their organization by giving everyone a voice
- Being authentic in their curiosity and seeking opportunities to develop through learning and celebrating others
About New Brunswick
Located in Middlesex County, New Jersey, New Brunswick is the county seat of home of Rutgers University. The city is a regional commercial hub for Central New Jersey. New Brunswick is on the Northeast Corridor rail line, 27 miles southwest of Manhattan. The city is located on the southern banks of the Raritan River.
New Brunswick is known as both the Hub City and the Healthcare City. The corporate headquarters and production facilities of several global pharmaceutical companies are situated in the city, including Johnson & Johnson and Bristol Myers Squibb.
How to Apply: Qualified applicants should submit a resume, references, and portfolio photos for consideration to: Christopher Bailey, Production Manager, at email@example.com.
The position is available now. George Street Playhouse recognizes the value of diverse experiences, identities and backgrounds and is committed to building an equitable, inclusive and anti-racist organization that is representative of the world in which we live. Candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Color; LGTBQ+ and gender diverse candidates; candidates with disabilities; as well as candidates from historically marginalized groups are all encouraged to apply. We aim to collect a pool of diverse and qualified candidates prior to reviewing resumes; please forward this position to someone you think will be a good fit.