Phoenix Theatre
Phoenix, AZ
LAST MINUTE | Production House

Expires: 07/31/19

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Year Round Salary Position


38k-42k a year DOE per week


PT / FT:100%
Hourly/Salary:$38,000-42,000 Salary
Employment Period:Year-Round
Reports to:Director of Production


The Resident Props Artisan/Shop Manager works closely with the scenic designer, director and all production staff to help create the artistic vision for the property needs of each production at The Phoenix Theatre Company. The Resident Props Artisan/Shop Manager is responsible for purchasing, acquiring, manufacturing, and overseeing any props needed for each production and maintaining them throughout a show run. The Resident Props Artisan/Shop Manager also works to manage the physical appearance of the scenery with set dressing requirements. The Resident Props Artisan/Shop Manager works with the stage managers to acquire rehearsal props as needed. The Resident Props Artisan/Shop Manager is on staff during pre-production to help develop the stylistic concept of the physical production.

Organizational Relationships

Reports to the Director of Production
Manages the Associate Props Artisan
Manages all Prop Department volunteer apprentice
Manages the Prop Department over-hire employees
Works in collaboration with productions Director, Stage Management, Costume Shop and Scene Shop, Electrics and Sound engineer General Manager, as well as all other designers involved in the production.

Essential Duties + Responsibilities

Designs/pulls/shops/creates the necessary properties design elements to convey the directors artistic vision for each production
Attends all meetings and rehearsals including - Conceptual Design meetings, Production meetings, Designer Run-Thru rehearsals, Technical rehearsals, Dress rehearsals, note sessions, and Preview performances.
Communicates and coordinates with Director, Production Stage Manager, and Scenic Designer to ensure that all design requirements are completed within the Production schedules deadlines.
Ensures that all prop items are completed on time
Acquires all materials needed to fulfill the shows needs and the design teams vision; this includes but is not limited to: shopping for materials (lumber, fabrics, paints, etc.), borrowing or renting pieces from other theatres or retailers.
Maintains props shop supplies and manages props rentals
Maintains all prop storage areas including hand prop storage, furniture storage, and items stored in the warehouse
May need to build furniture from scratch: skills shall include welding, carpentry and upholstery.
Creates build schedules for the properties team for all productions at The Phoenix Theatre Company
Sets schedules for properties apprentices and train them in the use of tools and materials
Tracks budgets accordingly.

Minimum Qualifications
Artistic vision, creativity, and understanding of theatre
Knowledge of time periods, styles, and design
Ability to work in numerous different mediums i.e. sewing, building, welding, carpentry, electrical wiring, crafts, etc.
Minimum of two years professional experience or other relevant training

Standards of Performance
Standards of Performance are based on the duties and responsibilities, and the mission, vision, and goals of The Phoenix Theatre Company.

Physical / Mental Demands + Working Conditions
Weekends and evenings maybe required due to the nature of the theatres performance schedule.
General theatre, scene shop and prop shop work environment
Heavy lifting to move furniture and props
Heights up to 25 feet

Position may be closed at any time once qualified applicants are identified. Qualified candidates should email or mail cover letter, resume, references and examples of work to Alex Koszewski no later than June 30, 2019. The Phoenix Theatre Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Alex Koszewski
Company Manager
The Phoenix Theatre Company
1825 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004


Karla Frederick

Associate Production Manager


Business Address

100 E. McDowell Rd.

Phoenix, AZ 85004

Posted: 06/10/2019 18:03:16 EST

Last Updated: 06/10/2019 21:00 EST

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