Barter Theatre
Abingdon, VA

Expires: 06/01/18

Job Dates

Full Time/ Start late April 2018


Competitive per week

The historic Barter Theatre in Abingdon, VA seeks qualified and passionate applicants for the full-time position of Properties Carpenter to start late April of 2018. The Barter Theatre produces a fast paced 29-show repertory season between two theaters and a childrens theater tour group.

Summary of Position:

The Properties Carpenter is responsible for completing projects having to do with the construction, restoration, or modification of furniture, set dressing, and hand props using a variety of materials and methods.

Requires very strong carpentry skills as well as experience with welding, upholstery, furniture construction and repair. Sewing, computer graphic and craft skills are desired as well.

Essential Functions:

- Build necessary furniture/set dressing/hand prop pieces needed for a production using a variety of tools, materials and techniques.
- Repair and/or modify stock items needed for a production.
- Assemble, prepare and deliver rehearsal and/or show props to designated rehearsal or theater spaces on a daily basis.
- Respond to daily rehearsal and show reports as needed.
- Maintain cleanliness in shops.
- Maintenance of tools and supplies in the work area
- Help improve and maintain organization of stock.
- Work within the department to constantly improve and upgrade facilities
- Assist with all load-ins, set dressing calls, technical rehearsal calls, and strikes.
- Assist other artisans with projects when needed.
- Carry out other duties and responsibilities that may be assigned by direct supervisor or management

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

- Strong carpentry and welding skills a must.
- Minimum 3 years of professional experience as a Properties Carpenter in a LORT theater or equivalent.
- Skill in crafts, painting, soft goods, computer graphics, and electronics a plus.
- Ability to read and comprehend plans or renderings and fabricate a prop from them without supervision
- Intermediate knowledge of power tools, building materials, and hardware used in a professional carpentry setting (i.e. table saw, sliding compound miter saw, screw gun/drill, router, pneumatic staplers/nailers, sanders, drill press, jigsaw and skill saw).
- Physically capable of climbing ladders, scaffolds, and able to balance, crawl, crouch and kneel.
- Must be able to lift, pull, push and carry 50lbs. or more.
- Must be willing to work a flexible schedule that includes weekdays, weekends, evenings and holidays.
- Willing and able to walk and stand for long periods of time
- Valid drivers license.
- Exceptional attention to detail with strong organizational and time management skills.
- Ability to multitask under pressure, with a positive, pro-active problem-solving attitude.


Compensation will be competitive with similar positions throughout the country. Benefits include: Medical insurance after 90 days, paid time off, and a 401(k) retirement plan after 90 days.

Interested parties please send resume and photos of work to:

Helen Stratakes
Props Master
PO Box 867
Abingdon, VA 24212

Camille Davis
Director of Production
PO Box 867
Abingdon, VA 24212


Camille Davis

Director of Production



Business Address

Barter Theatre

PO Box 867

Abingdon, VA 24212

Posted: 02/09/2018 17:58:33 EST

Last Updated: 02/09/2018 17:58 EST

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