Properties Designer

Carpenter

Properties Master

Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
Will Tour | Will Travel

Last Updated: 06/07/2018 23:08 EST

Job Qualifications

Production Manager, Carpenter, Assistant Scenic Designer, Properties Designer, Properties Master, Properties Carpenter, Sales Manager, Electrician, Assistant Lighting Designer, Assistant Technical Director, House Manager, Master Carpenter, Technical Director, Master Electrician, Teacher, Lighting Designer, Light Board Operator, Scenic Designer, Follow Spot Operator, Box Office Assistant, Production Assistant, Rental Manager, Shop Foreman, Moving Light Programmer, Theater Manager, Scenic Artist, Rigger, Assistant Sound Designer, Sound Operator, Properties Assistant, Projections Operator, Sound Designer, Stagehand, Mic Runner, Assistant Projections Designer, Box Office Manager, Sound Engineer, Wardrobe Crew, Camera Operator, Projections Designer


Primary Skills:

Color Mixing, ETC Expression


Additional Experience in:

Drafting, Foam Carving, Whole Hog 3, ETC EOS, ETC Congo, ETC Obsession II


In a Pinch, I can:

Props Shopping, VectorWorks, Lightwright, GrandMA


Experience

Education

Bachelors of Fine Arts in Theatre, Lighting Design + Production Texas Christian University 2008
High School Diploma, with High Honors Bryan Adams High School 2002

Experience

Department Manager
Company Name: Norcostco, Inc.
Dates Employed: Feb 2018 Present Employment Duration: 5 mos
Location: Dallas, TX

NorcostcoTX is a comprehensive supplier of entertainment technology for the entire Southwest United States, including New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana as well as secondary support for our nation-wide network of stores. We represent a vast number of amazing manufacturers from the big industry workhorses down to the small, niche developers of those unique, one-of-a-kind solutions that can make or break a project. I strive to provide the very best experience for clients. Whether it be advisement on one gallon of theatrical stage paint or bidding on a complete lighting renovation, package for your theatre, I will take the time to listen to your vision and do my very best to help realize your dream.
I oversee a team that values efficiency, effective communication, and a creative approach to solving technical problems. Theatre seasons come and go, ebb and flow, and thus, so too must theatrical sales. I work with upper management and corporate guidlines to ensure spending and inventory levels are balanced seasonally, cutting cost where excess can be found and improving accuracy in forecasting sales trends.
As shipping manager, I strive for 100% accuracy to reduce wasteful spending and frustrated customers. Shipping can make or break an otherwise flawless shopping experience. Knowledge of UPS, FedEx, and Freight protocols are used daily to ensure proper outgoing and incoming packages are handled appropriately and distributed to their respective recipients. Accurate record keeping is required as a safeguard against shipping discrepencies that can happen due to many different circumstances. Understanding those circumstances and being able to work with the customers to ensure their happiness is paramount to Norcostco's mission. Communication between manufacturers, delivery services, and customers is a regular cycle that has kept this dynamic environment working smoothly for decades.

Technical Sales
Company Name: Norcostco, Inc.
Dates Employed: Oct 2016 Present Employment Duration: 1 yr 9 mos
Location: Dallas, TX

This position requires a wide knowledge base in all aspects of technical stage operations. Fast-pace sales through a nation-wide network of vendors of lighting fixtures, atmospheric and special effect machines, specialty paints and coating products, tape, fluids, lamps and so much more. Specialicized knowledge in lamp specifications for all manufacturers and fixture types. Advises teachers, technical directors, purchasing agents, contractors, and the general public through the purchasing process.

Highland Park United Methodist Church Dallas, TX 2009-2013
Technical/Event Specialist: Responsibilities included meeting with clients, both internal and external, to establish equipment needs prior to the event; physical setup, troubleshooting, and operation of audio, video, and lighting equipment; exceptional customer and technical support during and following the event; proper strike and storage of equipment; inventory and maintenance. Communication, ability to work under pressure, and technical expertise were imperative in this position.
Set + Lighting Designer: Responsibilities included attending pre- and post-production meetings to determine the needs for upcoming design projects; working with a team to decide on a general direction for the stage aesthetic; recruit, coordinate, and supervise volunteers to complete project; cleaning and organization of all back-stage areas; sourcing all material; budget management; + creating/maintaining vendor-client relationships. Creativity, critical thinking, and time-management were essential in this position.

Texas Christian University, Dept. of Theatre Fort Worth, TX 2003-2006
Master Electrician, Grant Recipient: Responsible for supervision of the Electrics Department and its crews during the hang, focus, and strike of theatre, dance, and special productions. Grant Recipients/M.E.s were expected to have specialized knowledge in electrical theory, wiring, reading technical documents, and standard operating procedures in a theatre environment. Organization, ability to teach, and time-management were paramount to success in this position.

TCU Work-Study, Volunteer, Unpaid, and Production Credit Gigs
TAGER-TV, TCU Telecommunications Department Digital Video Assistant
Paschal High School, FortWorthISD Electrics Hand and Board Operator
Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts Production Support
North Texas Hardcore Music Festival LD, Master Electrician, Board Op.
American College Dance Festival Master Electrician

Theatre and Dance Production Credits
Honk! Jr. Lighting Designer
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Lighting Designer
Sunday In the Park with George. Assistant TD
TCU Director's Studio. Lighting Designer* and Master Electrician
TCU Dance Studio. Master Electrician and Lighting Designer*
Below the Belt. Master Electrician
Icarus. Master Electrician
Anton In Show Business. Lighting Designer and Master Electrician
Another Antigone. Lighting Designer and Master Electrician
Marcus Is Walking. Master Electrician
Book of Days. Master Electrician
As You Like It. Master Electrician
The Glass Menagerie. Master Electrician
Baby. Master Electrician
Melrose Stories. Master Electrician
Misalliance. Master Electrician
Proof. Master Electrician
You Can't Take It With You. Master Electrician
The Bald Soprano. Master Electrician
Eleemosynary. Master Electrician
Burial at Thebes. Master Electrician
Walt Disney World College Program Internship, Graduate Lake Buena Vista, FL 2003
Hospitality Management, Food + Beverage Operations
Disney's Animal Kingdom and Animal Kingdom Lodge

Restaurants by Lombardi, Taverna Dallas + Fort Worth, TX 2008-2009/2013-2015
Server/Trainer: Provided exceptional customer service to high-end clientele in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Responsible for in-depth product knowledge, effective sales strategies, and a general make it happen ability. Training responsibilities included cultivating new or inexperienced servers by imparting product knowledge while actively demonstrating the finesse with which servers were expected to multitask. Communication, integrity, and an internal drive to succeed were critical in this position.

Traits, Skills, + Proficiencies
Electrical Theory
Painting/Finishes
Superb Customer Service
Exceptional Phone Etiquette
High Level of Computer Proficiency
Attention to Detail
CADD/VectorWorks
Stage Rigging
Gentle Persuasion/Non-Pushy
Strong Math Skills
Color Theory
Well-Spoken/Articulate
Research
Lighting Calculations
Friendly and Outgoing Personality

Honors and Organizations
Texas Christian University Theatre Department Grant 2003-2006
Texas Christian University Lou Miller Canter Design Scholarship 2004-2006
United States Institute of Theatre Technology, TCU Student Chapter, Secretary 2004-2005
United States Institute of Theatre Technology, TCU Student Chapter, President 2005-2006


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