Weathervane Playhouse
Newark, OH

Expires: 05/01/18

Job Dates

May 23, 2018 August 12, 2018


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Weathervane Playhouse, Newark, OH

This is an 11-week contract, starting May 23, 2018. Salary and housing provided.

Weathervane Playhouse is seeking multiple Carpenters for its 2018 summer season. The Weathervane Summer Program provides hands-on learning opportunities for undergraduate students, as well as for graduate students and post-baccalaureates interested in theatre both on stage and off. Positions typically run the entire summer (11-weeks) season and contractor would be involved in all five productions at the Weathervane Playhouse.

The 2018 summer season includes:
A Chorus Line
I Hate Hamlet
42nd Street
Merrily We Roll Along

Scenic Carpenters assist the Technical Director in all aspects of the building of all five productions in Weathervanes Summer season.

Responsibilities include:
Installing and maintaining scenery, rigging, and stage equipment;
Working with Production Stage Manager and Production Manager to run and maintain back-stage areas during technical rehearsals, performances, and events;
Depending on production needs, the position may require stage crew duties for performances;
Assisting in organizing, cleaning, and maintaining inventory for the scene shop and storage unit throughout summer season and before completion of contract.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:
Proficiency in safe operation of power tools, scenic carpentry, theatrical rigging, and stage operations;
Candidate must be comfortable working at heights and able to lift and carry 50 pounds.

All shows perform in a repertory format. Scenic and technical personnel assist in all scenic build needs, changeovers, and provide run support for all shows. Qualified applicants should have a strong background in Carpentry or scenic education and crew experience and should be highly motivated and ready to work in a professional, fun and exciting environment. All contracts include a weekly stipend and housing when not local.

Carpenters report to the Technical Director and the Assistant Technical Director.

You can learn more about Weathervane Playhouse at www.weathervaneplayhouse.org.

Please send resume, cover letter, and references to the Contact Email provided to apply.


Kaitlin Brucker

Theatre Manager



(740) 366-4616

Business Address

100 Price Road

Newark, OH 43055

Posted: 01/31/2018 22:15:23 EST

Last Updated: 02/01/2018 02:00 EST

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