Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
Cincinnati, OH

Expires: 08/19/19

Job Dates

08/19/19 - 05/24/20


$375 a week biweekly

Title: Scenic Carpentry Intern
Reports to: Technical Director
Dates: August 19th 2019 (or earliest availability) May 24th 2020
Position is off contract from 11/18/19 12/1/19 and 12/16/19 12/29/19

About the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (CSC) is a resident ensemble theatre company bringing Shakespeare and the Classics to life for audiences of all ages. Producing year-round, CSC executes up to 10 main stage productions, 6 touring productions, and several additional events per season. CSC operates under an Actor Equitys Association Small Professional Theatre contract (Tier 5+).

Diversity and inclusion are priorities of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. CSC strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, sex, religion, creed, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected classification. Applicants of varied backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.

Position Overview
The Scenic Carpentry Intern is a part of the Production Team of CSC, collaborating closely with the technical director, resident designers and other technicians to ensure that all projects produced at CSC are executed to the highest possible standard.

A successful candidate will have a wide background in technical theater which includes varying areas of scenic stagecraft such as carpentry, electrics, prop artistry, scenic artistry, and rigging. The Scenic Carpentry Intern must be comfortable taking on individual tasks with minimal supervision and collaborating as a team. The primary focus of this position is scenic fabrication. This position is an excellent opportunity for a young professional technician to grow and hone their skills in multiple aspects of technical theater.

The base schedule for this position is approximately 40 50 working hours a week. Extended hours and modified work weeks are regularly necessary due to install, technical rehearsal, and production schedules. Housing is not provided.

Required skills include:
1-year of academic experience in a Technical Director or equivalent hands-on experience.
Introductory scene shop tool and construction knowledge.
Experience or interest in learning to build from construction drawings.
Desire to learn across multiples area of stagecraft including rigging, welding, electrics, scenic artistry, etc.
Reliable mode of transportation.
Physical requirements include climbing stairs and ladders, lifting up to 35lbs repeatedly, working at heights of up to 30, bending, and kneeling.

A successful candidate will also possess the following attributes:
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Effective listening and problem-solving skills.
Ability to thrive and adapt in a fast-paced, detail-oriented environment.
Self-sufficient while also a collaborative team player.
Enthusiasm, integrity, and energy.
Tactful communication under stress.
A sense of humor.

Assist the Technical Director in the execution of scenic designs for all productions (build, install, strike, etc.)
Assist other members of the Production Department in production execution as requested.
Execute notes from designers and other production team members.
Maintain production elements after opening.
Restore all production spaces to clean, organized workspaces on a regular basis.
Assist in technical equipment inventory and maintenance as needed.
Participate in stage cleaning and preparation leading into technical rehearsals and build processes.
May serve as run crew depending on the demands of a given production.

Adhere to company policies and regulations per the CSC Company and Production Department Handbooks.
Maintain a safe, fair, and ethical working environment.
Other duties as requested by the Technical Director or Production Management Team.

Compensation + Benefits
The Scenic Carpentry Intern will receive $375 a week (received through biweekly payroll). Housing is not provided. In addition to this salary, the Scenic Carpentry Intern receives:
Paid Holidays as observed during contract.
Complimentary and discounted tickets to all CSC productions.

To Apply
Please submit a cover letter, r+eacute;sum+eacute; and three references to Kate Bindus, Associate Production Manager, at kate.bindus@cincyshakes.com with Scenic Carpentry Intern in the subject line. No phone calls please.


Kate Bindus

Associate Production Manager


(440) 429-5729

Business Address

217 W 12th St

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Posted: 06/19/2019 15:23:00 EST

Last Updated: 06/19/2019 19:00 EST

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