Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Chicago, IL

Expires: 04/11/17


per hour

Chicago Shakespeare Theater seeks a self-motivated and detail-oriented individual with strong communication and technical skills to join our properties department. CST is a world-class theater company producing work of the highest caliber due, in large part, to a supportive team philosophy. The Assistant Properties Supervisor is an integral part of an ambitious program averaging 12 productions per season in a 500-seat mainstage, 200-seat black box, a new flexible performance space, as well as several touring productions. The Assistant Properties Supervisor will work with professional designers and directors from Chicago and around the world, and will need to work in a fast-paced and interdisciplinary manner to address challenges.
Job responsibilities include:
Assisting with the day-to-day direction and prioritization of the prop shop staff, including staff Properties Carpenter and Properties Crew Head, and team of overhire artisans and craftspeople
Representing the Properties department at production meetings and tech rehearsals
Collaborating effectively with designers to achieve their vision for all productions
Budget tracking on individual projects and across season
Hands-on fabrication of props
Purchasing supplies
Required skills and experience:
Shopping skills and knowledge of sources in and around Chicago
Strong working knowledge of period styles, crafting, floral arranging, soft goods, upholstery, casting, scenic painting, furniture carpentry, and computer skills
Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time, and lift up to 50 pounds
Valid drivers license and clean driving record is required

This position is full time involving up to six days of work per week including nights, weekends, and occasional holidays. Hours will vary based on the needs of each production. The position is hourly with benefits. Starting-date is based on applicants availability.
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 EOE organization. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, protected veteran or disability status or any factor prohibited by law. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.


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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