American Players Theatre
Spring Green, WI

Expires: 04/27/20

Job Dates

April 27, 2020 - October 8, 2020


$700-$750 per week

Position: Deck Chief
Reports to: Production Manager
Status: Seasonal, Salaried
Dates: April 27 October 8
Salary Range: $700-750 per week, housing provided

American Players Theater is currently seeking applicants for the position of Deck Chief in our Touchstone Theatre.

This department head will schedule and supervise a crew of 5 production assistants for all scenery changeovers, daily rehearsal set ups, shop hours, and other work calls, as well as ensure that all scenic elements are in place and in proper working order prior to each performance and rehearsal for two theatres in repertory (1090 seat outdoor theatre and 200 seat indoor theatre). This position involves a significant amount of outdoor work in all types of weather, and requires working with and supporting a variety of other department heads.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
Supervise and assist crew for all scenery changeovers
Supervise and assist daily preparation of outdoor rehearsal space
Repair, maintain and organize storage of scenery, props, and other backstage materials
Maintain a safe working environment
Organize and schedule all shop and work calls for the Deck Crew
Generate daily and weekly crew schedules, and coordinate with other departments
Communicate schedule needs and changes daily with affected departments
Manage the budget for the Deck department
Serve as swing understudy for backstage crew
Order supplies needed for the Deck Crew
Supervise and/or assist with season strike of all production elements
Attend all production meetings and department head meetings
In coordination with the Production Manager, attend appropriate tech and dress rehearsals
Ensure props consumables are supplied for all performances

Interested applicants should send a PDF resume with references to Michael Broh at apm@americanplayers.org. Please include Deck Chief in the subject line.

APT is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in our hiring process as well as in all areas of our work. We strongly encourage Women, People of Color, LGBTQ+ and other candidates from populations underrepresented in the theater field to apply.


Michael Broh

Production Manager



Fax: (608) 588-7085

Business Address

PO Box 819

Spring Green, WI 53588

Posted: 11/08/2019 15:37:41 EST

Last Updated: 11/08/2019 18:00 EST

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