Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Chicago, IL

Expires: 02/27/17


Hourly per week

Chicago Shakespeare Theater seeks a highly skilled, self-motivated, and detail-oriented individual to join the production department as a Prop Artisan. CST is a world-class theater company producing work of the highest quality due, in large part, to a strong team philosophy. The Props team consists of the Properties Supervisor, Assistant Properties Supervisor, 2-5 Prop Carpenters and Artisans, and 1-3 interns over the course of the season. Artisans will have the opportunity to hone his/her skills while working alongside renowned designers in a fully equipped shop.

Job responsibilities include:
Foam sculpting
Stitching and soft good construction
Scenic painting
Wood working
Floral arranging
Printing paper goods
Furniture building, repair, and upholstery
Metal working
Mold making and casting
Maintaining high safety standards and techniques related to the job
Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time, stitch by hand, execute small and large motor skills, repeat movements of hands and arms for long periods of time, and lift up to 40 pounds
Desired skills and experience:
Knowledge of a variety of products, including their different characteristics and applications
Ability to remain dependable, punctual, and industrious in a fast-paced environment, either working in a team or independently
Strong time management skills and self motivation to balance a varied and heavy workload
Effective communication skills when working with an array of production personnel. This includes, but is not limited to taking direction and critiques; and offering ideas and solutions.
Degree in technical theatre and at least 2 years professional experience
Position is paid hourly. Hours will generally be 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday but can vary based on the needs of the production. This position will be filled in the middle of August.

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and 3 references via email to productionjobs@chicagoshakes.com formatted as .pdf, please. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received. No phone calls, please. Chicago Shakespeare Theater is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all to apply.


Chris Plevin

Director of Production

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater

800 E. Grand Avenue

Chicago, IL 60611

Posted: 01/09/2017 00:00:00 EST

Last Updated: 12/01/2016 12:01 EST

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