Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Washington , DC
Concert / Event

Expires: 04/17/20

Job Dates

March- May (flexible starts dates) thru 07/20 (end)


19.47 - 26.12 depending on exp. per hour

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival, founded in 1967, is an international exposition of living cultural heritage annually produced outdoors on the National Mall, taking place for two weeks every summer drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors.

It is an educational presentation, usually divided into 2-3 unique programs, that features musicians, artists, performers, craftspeople, workers, cooks, storytellers, and others from states, regions, and nations around the world.

For the 2020 Festival the theme will be Traditional Knowledge and the Environment, we will create custom-built structures, stages, scenery, and other infrastructural projects in our 17,000 square foot shop to be installed on the National Mall in support of four programs that feature Brazil, UAE, Solar Decathlon, and SI Conservation Commons, all of which will feature living cultural traditions, crafts, food, fashion, music, performance, demonstrations, dance, and storytelling.

Hiring multiple positions. Seeking Master Carps, carpenters, and junior carps.

Carpenters/ Exhibit Workers duties include, but are not limited to the following:
- Interpret technical drawings.
- Creation of cut list, welding jigs, and plans using most efficient and effective carpentry, fabrication, and welding techniques.
- Processing of raw materials: steel, aluminum, and wood.
- Construction and installation of steel, aluminum, and wooden structures, scenery, and other program related projects.
- Some Welding experience
- Assuring all projects adhere to the highest standards of quality and aesthetics
- On-site build and production operations as assigned.

Candidate must have prior experience in the theatre/entertainment/production industry, or equivalent residential or commercial carpentry, fabrication/welding shop, or construction experience, and have superior knowledge in the following areas:
- Leadership experience
- Judgement and decision making in high stress, fast paced situations
- Construction of steel and wood scenery
- Carpentry, and shop maintenance
- Heavy equipment operation: forklift, aerial personnel lift, and box truck (preferred but not necessary)

Work will take place both in an office and outdoors during all-weather conditions, requiring lifting, walking, standing, and other strenuous physical exertion.

Please email NelsonTL@si.edu + tellihoc@si.edu with completed application, resume, and other relevant materials.

Application available online: http://festival.si.edu/jobs


Tyler Nelson

Technical Director



(202) 633-0658

Business Address

600 Maryland Ave SW

Suite 2001

Washington , DC 20024

Posted: 01/14/2020 16:49:00 EST

Last Updated: 01/14/2020 16:53 EST

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