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ZACHARY SCOTT THEATRE
Austin, TX
EDUCATION | Production House | Corporate / Trade Show

Expires: 08/13/18

Pay

DOE

PROPERTIES MASTER

DEPARTMENT: Production

ZACH Theatre believes that diverse ideas, cultures, and traditions reflect our community and enhance our insights into the work we present on stage. We are committed to diversity and inclusivity in all areas of our work, including play selection, casting, marketing and public relations efforts, education programs, strategic recruitment of staff, artisans, technicians, and volunteers, and the composition of the Board of Trustees.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Properties Master is responsible for the purchasing and building of all hand and scenic props for a show. This includes furniture, set dressing, weaponry and consumables for a production.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

In charge of the on time and on budget delivery of all properties for main stage and second stage and Theatre for Family productions.
Schedules and organizes the shopping and construction of properties and set dressings.
In charge of the hiring and scheduling of prop artisans involved with each production
Collaborate with the Technical Director, Master Electrician and Costume Shop Manager to solve properties problems that bridge departments.
Collaborates with Technical Director and Scenic Charge for the painting of large prop elements.
In charge of the properties rental program.
Required attendance at all technical rehearsals and previews.
In charge of the props rental program.
Works collaboratively with scene designers to find quality solutions to properties within time and budget limits.
Maintains onsite and offsite properties storage and inventory.
Proactively research scripts and prop needs; Actively participate in all Production Meetings.
Assist other departments in time of need and skill set; Fosters a teamwork environment between departments
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Production.
CORE COMPETENCIES:

Builds Collaborative Relationships
Solves Problems Resourcefull
Deals with Change Effectively
OTHER ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Other duties as assigned by Director of Production.
Perform all work with a direct reflection of the Mission, Vision and Values of ZACH Theatre.
Works as a team/assisting other department as needed.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Expected lift up to 70 pounds unassisted.
Works nights and weekends as scheduled.
EDUCATION, LICENSURE, CERTIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

BFA or BA in Theatre Production
4 Years of Professional Experience in theatre. 2 Years of experience as Props Master
Obtains proper licensing and permitting for use of firearms and open flame on stage.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Demonstrated planning and organizational skills
Demonstrates knowledge of MS Office including MS Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook
Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, manage personnel, projects and multitask
Ability to accurately budget and track expenses for prop needs
Ability to work independently or as part of a team
Ability to communicate orally and in writing
Ability to interact with all levels of the organization
Thorough knowledge of Art and Architecture history including furniture and motifs.
Ability to successfully collaborate with scenic designers to achieve the productions vision.
Shows evidence of finding creative solutions and possesses a high aesthetic standard.
Thorough knowledge of construction materials including plastics and epoxies.
Thorough knowledge of construction techniques and materials including wood, steel, plastics, foam, moulds, epoxies and soft goods.
Demonstrates knowledge of small motors, pneumatics, hydraulics and electronics.
Basic understanding of costume history
Knowledge of pyrotechnics, special effects, and flame special effects
Knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, or equivalent photo editing software
Experience driving a box truck or trailer preferred
Qualified applicants should submit resume to jobs@zachtheatre.org . No phone calls please.

Contact

Melissa Hoang

Hr Project Coordinator

jobs(at)zachtheatre(dot)org

Business Address

1510 Toomey Road

Austin, TX 78704

Posted: 02/13/2018 08:14:49 EST

Last Updated: 02/13/2018 12:00 EST

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