Theatre Squared - Scenic Technician (Carpenter)

*Relocation assistance is available*

The Scenic Technician is a member of the production department at TheatreSquared and reports to the Technical Director. This technician’s primary duties will be as a scenic carpenter or painter; building, loading, and striking scenery for all productions. The Scenic Technician will be assigned primarily to the scenic team within the production department where they will fulfill the majority of their hours. As needed they will also be assigned to work with the other areas of production (costumes, lights, sound, props, etc) as well as assigned to work on run crews. Between productions, technicians can expect to be working on organizational, maintenance, and repair projects. Scenic technicians may also be assigned to work with other departments and divisions at TheatreSquared including be not limited to: Events, Facilities, Company Management, and Community Experience.

As a key artist helping create shows that allow audience members to think beyond their lived experiences—and as a positive, collaborative member of an inclusive workforce—this position will help TheatreSquared answer the question, “How can a theatre be an agent of social change—helping foster a community that is fundamentally more equitable?”

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Primarily work in the scene shop as a scenic carpenter reporting to the technical director.
  • Work in other areas of production as needed including lighting, audio, props, run crew, etc.  
  • Attend technical and dress rehearsals, previews and other rehearsals and performances as needed.
  • Maintain a safe, healthy, and clean work/shop environment.
  • Uphold the policies and procedures outlined in TheatreSquared’s Employee Handbook.
  • Professionally represent TheatreSquared to outside personnel including visiting artists, patrons, and rental clients.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS

  • Proficiency in scenic carpentry
  • Previous experience working for a theatre or entertainment venue. Experience working in a regional theatre is preferred.
  • Strong candidates may have a particular focus in one area of production, but will have an understanding and willingness to work in other areas. (Ex: Primarily a scenic carpenter, but also familiar hanging and focusing lights)
  • Possess a desire to continue learning new subjects and techniques.
  • A willingness to adapt to a very flexible work schedule. 
  • Some focuses may require the ability to repeatedly lift, push, or maneuver up to 50lbs either alone or with assistance. May need to work at heights at times (ladders, personnel lift, catwalks).

DESIRABLE SKILL SETS

Previous experience and comfort in some of the areas below appreciated:

  • Scenic Painting
  • Welding
  • Rigging
  • Automation
  • Sewing (hand stitching and machine)
  • Theatrical Lighting
  • Theatrical Audio
  • Crafting and Sculpting
  • Run Crew

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

Position is full time and non-exempt (qualifies for overtime pay), with an hourly rate of $17/hr. Relocation assistance will be available to those transitioning from an area outside of Northwest Arkansas.

Full-time position benefits include health; dental; paid time off; relocation assistance; paid parental leave; professional development; employer-sponsored long-term and short-term disability; $100,000 in employer-sponsored term life insurance; and voluntary 401(k)..

TO APPLY 

To apply, submit a cover letter, employment resume, and references by visiting https://theatresquared.bamboohr.com/jobs/. 

TheatreSquared celebrates diversity and commits to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our goal is to remove barriers to employment that are faced by racialized groups and encourage applicants of all genders, abilities, and ethnic, socio-economic, religious, and educational backgrounds. TheatreSquared believes that a team with a variety of perspectives 

and skills are critical to our growth as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. 

Please note: All interviews at this time will be held via video service (Google, Zoom, etc.) 

THEATRESQUARED MISSION

We believe that theatre—done well and with passion—can transform lives and communities. At the theatre, in schools and online, we create remarkable performances; broaden access; foster empathy, equity and cohesion; and gather with one another around art, conversation, food and other shared experiences in a welcoming, inclusive space.

ABOUT THEATRESQUARED & NORTHWEST ARKANSAS

Now in its 16th season, TheatreSquared’s challenging, heartfelt, and intimate productions reach 60,000 patrons each year, including more than 20,000 students and their teachers. T2 fills a crucial niche in the region’s cultural landscape as the only year-round, producing professional theatre within a 150-mile radius, operating on an annual budget of $7 million. TheatreSquared employs trained artists from across the country to create its 330 annual performances and is contracted with Actors' Equity Association. The theatre is also Arkansas’s home for professional playwrights, developing scripts through the Arkansas New Play Festival in Fayetteville and Bentonville and producing new works and world premieres each year. TheatreSquared’s architecturally significant, 50,000-square-foot, two-venue permanent home was completed in 2019. For details on the facility, visit ournextstage.org. 

Fayetteville and Northwest Arkansas were ranked 8th by US News and World Report in its 2021 "Best Places to Live in the US.” Located in the scenic Ozarks and offering a low cost of living and high quality of life, this vibrant metro area recently surpassed the half-million population mark and is home to the headquarters of Fortune 100 companies including Walmart Stores, J.B. Hunt, Tyson, and peer world-class cultural institutions such as Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.