Writers Theatre
Glencoe, IL

Expires: 06/11/19


$16 per hour

Properties Master

Writers Theatre seeks a Properties Master for our upcoming production of MA RAINEYS BLACK BOTTOM.

Production Dates:
Pre-production begins Wednesday, January 2nd
First rehearsal is Tuesday, January 8th
Technical rehearsals begin Thursday, January 31st
First preview is Wednesday, February 6th
Opening is Wednesday, February 13th
Closing is Sunday, March 17th
Possible Extension

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Design and build/furnish props for in conjunction with the design team
Track and maintain expenses
Aid in communication with designers and stage management
Hire and manage prop artisan overhires as necessary.
Maintain clean, safe, and organized shop and storage spaces
Strike, storage, and return of rental props after closing of production
Other duties as assigned

Two to three years professional props experience required
Advanced knowledge and experience with prop construction methods and techniques required
Good carpentry skills
Working knowledge of backstage best practices
Able to climb ladders and work at heights
Proficient in Microsoft Office
Proficient in Photoshop
Able to interpret draftings
Able to lift 50-70 lbs. either alone or with assistance
Valid drivers license and clean driving record
Available to work nights and weekends during tech rehearsals
Able to multitask, collaborate well, be a creative problem solver, and maintain a positive attitude in times of stress

Bonus Qualifications:
AutoCAD and/or Vectorworks beneficial
Stage firearms and weaponry experience (FOID a plus)
Basic rigging
Molding and mold-making

Position is paid hourly at a rate of no less than $16/hour based on experience.

About WT
Writers Theatre (WT) is a nationally-recognized, award-winning theatre company located on the North Shore of Chicago with an annual operating budget of approximately $6.8 million. Known for the consistent high quality and intimacy of its productions, WT is focused on the power of the written word, and dedicated to the artists who bring that word to life. In February 2016, WT opened a new, state-of-the-art facility. This established the company's first permanent homea new theatre center in downtown Glencoe, designed by the award-winning, internationally renowned Studio Gang Architects, led by Founder and Design Principal Jeanne Gang, FAIA, in collaboration with Theatre Consultant Auerbach Pollock Friedlander. The new facility has allowed the Theatre to continue to grow to accommodate its audience, while maintaining its trademark intimacy. The new facility resonates with and complements the Theatres neighboring Glencoe community, adding tremendous value to Chicagoland and helping to establish the North Shore as a premier cultural destination.

To Apply
We are interested in receiving candidates from a broad spectrum of people, including women and people of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Writers Theatre is an equal opportunity employer located in Glencoe, IL. All personnel decisions (including hiring practices, evaluation and working conditions, promotion and termination) are made without regard to considerations of race, religion, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, or physical or mental disability (except where related to ability to perform the essential functions of the job, in accordance with applicable laws) or other status protected by law.

Qualified and interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, any salary requirements, and samples of work to Production@WritersTheatre.org with FY18 Props Master in the subject line. In your email, please indicate how you heard about the position.
No phone calls please.


Kelly Crook

Assistant Production Manager



(847) 242-6001

Fax: (847) 242-6011

Business Address

321 Park Ave.

Glencoe, IL 60022

Posted: 12/11/2018 13:42:48 EST

Last Updated: 12/11/2018 18:00 EST

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