ZACH Theatre
Austin, TX

Expires: 11/01/19


$38,000-$40,000 annually

POSITION SUMMARY: The Shop Foreman is expected to manage the day to day operations of the Scene Shop, under the direction of the Technical Director, and assist the Technical Director in the on time completion of all Scenic Responsibilities. The Foreman shall also maintain and oversee shop inventory including our FIFO Materials program with the ATD and TD. The Foreman is also responsible for the maintenance and repair of all production tools and equipment at the Scenic Studios. The Foreman will also maintain the Scenic Studios tools and safety training programs under the direction of the TD. The Foreman shall serve as the primary compliance officer for workplace safety in day to day operations at the Scenic Studios, under the direction of the TD. The Foreman serves as critical member of shop leadership and, as such, shall comport themselves with professionalism in all aspects of their duties.

Manage the daily operations of the scene shop including materials inventory, consumables procurement, and adherence to production time lines; this includes the opening and closing of the ZACH Scenic Studios in accordance with SOPs outlined in the Scenic Studios Handbook regarding tools, equipment, and security protocols
Oversee all shop staff safety training and maintain a safe working environment
Accountable for the safe operation of all equipment, tools, and other work practices in the day to day operations of the Scenic Studios
Serves as lead stage automation mechanic under the guidance of the TD
Assist the ATD and TD in labor estimates during the bid process
Responsible for creating Build Schedules and maintaining the shop schedule under the direction of the Technical Director
Responsible for on time completion of scenery construction
Responsible for the repair and maintenance necessary on any shop equipment and tools
Ability to understand and translate Construction Drawings to carpentry crew and explain their relation to the finished product
Act as primary Quality Control assessor in all scenery prior to sending to the Paints Shop; discuss variances and challenges with TD and ATD to determine appropriate recourse
Communicate issues that arise in the Shop to the Technical Director
Required to assist in the acquisition of scenic materials
Maintain inventory of all Scenery or scenic units stored at the Scenic Studios
Serve as mentor, trainer, and educator to all scene shop staff
Shop Foreman may be required to fill in as Technical Director in the absence of the Technical Director and Assistant Technical Director for key meetings, rehearsals, or performances

Builds Collaborative Relationships
Develops Talent and Teams
Manages Through Processes and Systems
Solves Problems Resourcefully
Deals with Change Effectively
Cultivates a Dynamic, Forward-Thinking Shop Culture

Assist with the coordination of Scenery, Stage Operations, A/V, and Lighting Departments with the Technical Director
Required to attend technical rehearsals at TDs discretion and on-call during tech weekend
All work is performed with a direct reflection of the Mission, Vision and Values of ZACH Theatre.
Support all ZACH Production departments and initiatives as assigned by the Technical Director

Ability to lift, push, pull or otherwise maneuver up to 70 lbs repeatedly, either alone or with assistance.
Comfortable working on ladders, mechanical lifts or other high places.
Comfortable working in confined spaces.
Comfortable operating forklifts
Comfortable operating 24 Box Trucks
Required to work nights and weekends as TD determines to support Production
Comfortable with theatrical rigging, mechanics, and automation.

Bachelor Degree in Technical Theatre or a combination of education and work experience that yields the required skills and abilities.
Minimum 3 years experience in a regional theatre.
Extensive experience and training with Stage Automation
Demonstrated competence in theatrical rigging

Demonstrated planning and organizational skills
Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, manage personnel, projects and multitask
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
Working knowledge of MS Office, AutoCAD, Google Apps/ Web based Services.
Demonstrated advance knowledge of theatrical scenery construction techniques in woodworking, metal working, and alternative materials/techniques such as foam, plastic, and casting
Ability to maintain a Safe working Environment
Demonstrated knowledge of AC and DC power supplies including single and three phase.
Demonstrated knowledge of automation.
Ability to assess and problem solve issues in the scene shop.
Maintain a clean and organized Scene Shop.
Drivers License and the ability or willingness to be trained to operate a forklift and drive a cargo van and 24 box truck
Willingness to be certified as competent trainer for Forklift Training Program


Regina Pyne

Director of Hr



(512) 476-0541

Business Address

1510 Toomey Rd

Austin, TX 78704

Posted: 10/10/2019 09:12:41 EST

Last Updated: 10/10/2019 13:00 EST

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