Contemporary American Theater Festival
Shepherdstown, WV

Expires: 06/01/18

Job Dates

Late May thru Mid July or early August


Based on Experience per week

The Contemporary American Theater Festival at Shepherd University is welcoming applications for the positions Props Artisans and Carpenters (staff). CATF, a LORT D summer festival and leading producer of contemporary plays, is dedicated to telling diverse stories and developing new American theatre. The festival premieres or produces six plays per season in three venues in rotating rep. We are committed to supporting the unique needs of new work while fostering an environment of fun and company community. Located an hour from DC, CATF makes its home in one of Americas coolest small towns, Shepherdstown, WV.

CATFs Props Department consists of a Prop Shop Manager, an Assistant Prop Master, two Props Artisans/Carpenters, and three Props Interns who all work as a team to produce and maintain props for the festivals six productions. Prop Artisans and Carpenters work under the supervision of the Prop Shop Manager and Assistant Prop Master and assist in the guidance of Props Interns. The prop shop is large, well outfitted and is located in the same complex as the rehearsal halls and 2 of the 3 theaters.

Applicants should be able to lift and carry 50lbs and have should have well rounded knowledge of props skills, including carpentry, sewing, upholstering, crafting, and painting. Positivity, flexibility, a desire to work with changing scripts, and equal comfort with teamwork and self-directed projects are essential.

Positions are seasonal, from late May to Mid July or early August. All staff and interns are provided free air conditioned housing within walking distance of the theaters and workspaces (also air conditioned,) 1-2 meals per day during tech, and free use of University gym, pool, and laundry facilities.

Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and any portfolio images as PDFs to CATFJobs@gmail.com - Electronic submissions only please. CATF is committed to fostering a diverse workplace. People from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Please visit www.catf.org to learn more about us and our upcoming summer season.


Production Management


Business Address

PO Box 429

Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Posted: 03/09/2018 18:18:55 EST

Last Updated: 03/09/2018 18:18 EST

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