Properties Artisan

Updated: 9 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA

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Position Information

Position Type Temporary Staff (SHRA)
Job Title Properties Artisan
Department Name PlayMakers Repertory - 310201
Vacancy ID S013679
Position Posting Category Other
Hiring Range $16.25-$18.75
Full-time/Part-time Part Time
If part-time, how many hours per week? 20 hours
Work Schedule

Monday-Friday; 9-5; some weekends

Proposed Start Date 12/17/2018
Estimated Duration of Appointment 6 months not to exceed 11 months
Posting Open Date 11/19/2018
Posting Close Date 11/21/2018
Description of Work

PlayMakers is a professional theatre located on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill. We produce 6 shows on our Mainstage and 3 on our second stage as well as holding a Summer Youth Conservatory. As a member of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) we seek to bring high quality art to campus to enhance the academic experience and engage our community.

The Prop shop consists of Properties Master, Prop Artisan, a student assistant & work study students. This position will work with and train shop crew drawn from undergraduate students. In cooperation with the Properties Master and the Props Department, the Properties Artisan will plan and oversee efficient and professional execution of work performed in the Center for Dramatic Art Properties Shop according to prescribed standards; build and or modify props as needed for productions; instruct graduate and undergraduate students in the Properties Shop; maintain facility, equipment and supplies; purchasing expendables and props; collaborating with other production and technical departments; and other duties as directed by the Properties Master. Position will adhere to all safety guidelines and regulations set forth by UNC and the Department.

Education and Experience

Minimum Education and Experience:
Formal study and/or special study in assigned performing art sufficient to demonstrate technical and artistic skills in music theory, composition, sight-reading, arranging, and improvisation; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Experience in technical theatre production; valid driver’s license, working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and PhotoShop.

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor’s or Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in Theatre with emphasis on technical production; 3-5 years experience in technical theatre production; knowledge of interpretation of technical drawings and use of specialized tools and machinery with an adherence to all safety guidelines and regulations set forth by UNC and the Department; three (3) to five (5) years of experience in carpentry, furniture building and modification, upholstery, crafts, and metal work and ability to drive a pick up truck.

Special Physical and Mental Requirements
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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