Parallel 45 Theatre Company
Traverse City, MI

Expires: 05/01/20

Job Dates

June 8, 2020-August 7, 2020


$3500-$4000 DOE, Plus housing, plus $200 towards t

Essential Job Functions:
Remain available for limited, mutually agreeable dates for Design/Production meetings and engage in consultation with Directors, Designers and Director of Production
Create a working Properties List for each show
Consult with Production Manager + Scenic Designer with necessary research and information to execute pre-season purchases
Assist Director of Production in ensuring that any props/special effects are constructed within OSHA, AEA, SDC and USA guidelines
Communicate, in writing, all season conflicts prior to the start of the season
Construct/Acquire all necessary and requested Properties for four (4) shows in collaboration with Directors, Scenic Designer and Stage Management teams
Assist Scenic Designer in execution of set dressing and organizing the packing of show-specific properties/dressing into portable storage for changeovers
Communicate with Production Stage Manager for applicable show regarding any and all safety requirements of specific properties
Shop/purchase any necessary properties and provide Director of Production with projections for replenishment of perishables, refills, etc.
Submit labeled receipts to Director of Production in timely manner
Run of Show Process
Perform quality checks on all Properties prior to show and necessary maintenance
Lead Properties changeovers and set-up for all four (4) shows of the 2020 season as needed, also being available as run crew if needed, when available
Ensure that all Prop areas (lockers, tables, etc.) are clearly labeled, clean and organized
Respond to and execute all notes and fixes from the rehearsal/performance reports in a timely fashion
Strike Process
Strike, inventory and store all Properties as previously determined with Production Manager
Assist in managing inventory processes for all departments, helping to execute transport and set-up at warehouse/storage.
Manage the return of borrowed items

Desired Qualifications:
Experience working as a props artisan
Resourceful, with a knack for problem solving
A degree in theatre or similar artistic background
Working knowledge of basic carpentry skills, antique furniture and how its made
Must be able to lift 50 pounds
Proactive, self-starter who is highly organized with acute attention to detail
Exhibits grace under pressure
A strong sense of humor

Parallel 45 Theatre produces cutting-edge interpretations of classic plays, giving familiar stories new life and fresh relevance for our northwest Michigan audience. By producing a repertory of reinvented classics, new works and imaginative adaptations, we seek to entertain, encourage critical thought, and inspire conversation in our community. Since 2010, Parallel 45 Theatre has brought more than 150 artists from across the country and around the world to create groundbreaking shows for our audiences. In 2017, Parallel 45 Theatres production of Alice in Wonderland was nominated for a Wilde Award, which honors the best productions, performances and technical work produced or presented by professional theaters across the state.

In 2020, Parallel 45 Theatre will host a 5-week season featuring 4 shows in rotating repertory in our brand new outdoor theatre at Traverse Citys Civic Center Park from July 2 August 2, 2020

We consider diversity and inclusion a driver of institutional excellence and seek out diversity of participation, thought and action, especially from historically underrepresented communities. We seek to champion dignity, visibility and accessibility, while promoting cultural competency, humility and sensitivity. Parallel 45 is an equal opportunity employer.


Jody Cohen

Director of Production



(770) 639-2810

Business Address

PO Box 1829

Traverse City, MI 496851829

Posted: 01/17/2020 09:55:49 EST

Last Updated: 01/17/2020 12:00 EST

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