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TheatreSquared
Fayetteville, AR

Expires: 06/01/21

Pay

30,000-33,000 annually

PROPS ASSISTANT

The Props Assistant is a member of the Production Department working under the direction of the props manager. This position will assist the props manager in realizing all properties and set dressing requirements for each TheatreSquared production with an emphasis on crafting and artisanry. This position will also assist in the general upkeep of the props department including workspaces, storage, and equipment.

As a key artist helping create shows that allow audience members to think beyond their lived experiencesand as a positive, collaborative member of an inclusive workforcethis new staff member will help TheatreSquared answer the question, How can a theatre be an agent of social changehelping foster a community that is fundamentally more equitable?

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Assist the prop manager in:
Creating, crafting, fabricating, and painting props and set dressing.
Research and design of specialty props
Supervise and work with overhire prop personnel, carpenters, and volunteers as needed
Locating, securing, transporting and caring for production props.
Helping to instruct the stage management team, run crew, and actors involved with props as to the use, placement, handling and the care of said props during the rehearsal period.
Keeping accurate up-to-date records of expenditures.
Ensuring props are maintained and replenished throughout the run of a show.
Striking props from the stage after each show closes; return rented and borrowed props to their origin, and T2 property to its proper storage area.
Organizing and maintaining prop storage and work areas and ensuring a good general appearance and condition of these areas and equipment.
Managing and maintaining a prop inventory database.
Attend technical and dress rehearsals, previews and other rehearsals and performances as needed.
Uphold the policies and procedures outlined in TheatreSquareds Employee Handbook.
Professionally represent TheatreSquared to outside personnel including visiting artists, patrons, and rental clients.
Additional Duties
As assigned, this position may take the lead as props master for specific productions.
Additional duties as assigned and as schedule allows (i.e. Assist scenery, paints, costumes, lighting, audio, etc.)


QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS

Previous experience as a properties artisan while working in a professional prop shop environment or equivalent.
Experience in crafting, constructing, and painting properties.
A general knowledge of art and historical styles.
A willingness to adapt to a very flexible work schedule.
A desire to continue learning new subjects and techniques.
Ability to repeatedly lift, push, or maneuver up to 50lbs either alone or with assistance.
Candidates must possess a valid drivers license and be willing to drive short and long distances.
Must be comfortable working under the following conditions:
The props shop generally operates from 10a-6p, Mon-Fri. Ability to work long hours and work with a flexible schedule is necessary. Some evenings and weekends are required.
May be exposed to noise, vibration, dust, fumes.
May need to work at heights at times (ladders, personnel lift, catwalks).



DESIRABLE SKILL SETS


Some experience as a lead props manager/master on production(s)
Post-secondary technical theatre education and/or training (college, internship, apprenticeship, on-the-job, etc)
Strong painting + crafting discipline
Experience and comfort with:
Sculptural materials + techniques
Painting techniques
Fine carpentry
Sewing (hand stitching and machine)
Upholstery
Furniture restoration
Historical research
Graphic design software
Word processing and spreadsheet software


COMPENSATION + BENEFITS


Compensation is highly competitive and commensurate with experience. This full-time, non-exempt position is paid hourly with a $30,000-$33,000 expected annual rate, commensurate with experience, with an average of 40 hours per week, and full benefits. These benefits include health; dental; paid time off; relocation assistance; paid parental leave; professional development allowance; employer-sponsored long-term and short-term disability; $100,000 in employer-sponsored term life insurance; and voluntary 401(k) and/or Roth IRA.


TO APPLY


To apply, submit a cover letter, employment resume, portfolio/website (if available), and references by visiting https://theatresquared.bamboohr.com/jobs/


TheatreSquared celebrates diversity and commits to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our goal is to remove barriers to employment that are faced by racialized groups and encourage applicants of all genders, abilities, and ethnic, socio-economic, religious, and educational backgrounds. TheatreSquared believes that a team with a variety of perspectives and skills is critical to our growth as an organization, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.


Please note: All interviews at this time will be held via video service (Google, Zoom, etc.)


ABOUT THEATRESQUARED + NORTHWEST ARKANSAS

TheatreSquareds signature offering of bold new plays in an intimate setting has driven its growth to become the states largest theatre, offering more than 300 performances annually and operating on a $6 million annual budget. The playwright-led company is one of mid-Americas leading laboratories for new work, having launched more than 60 new plays. Its work has received critical acclaim from The New York Times (Best Theater of 2020 list), The Wall Street Journal (an outstanding drama company), NPRs All Things Considered, and the American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards.



TheatreSquareds homewinner of the 2020 American Architecture Award and the AIA NY Honor Awardis a cultural landmark. T2s hometown of Fayetteville is annually ranked among the top ten US News and World Report "Best Places to Live, a progressive, bike-friendly, and scenic college community near several Fortune 100 world headquarters. TheatreSquareds remarkable expansionwith a twentyfold increase in audience in just the past decade parallels the emergence of its home region as a booming population center and destination for American art.


Offering far-reaching access and education programs and an open-all-day gathering space, TheatreSquared remains rooted in its founding vision, that theatredone well and with passioncan transform lives and communities.

Contact

Camille McCraw

Business + Human Resources Manager

https://www.theatre2.org/

(479) 777-7005

Business Address

477 W Spring St

Fayetteville, AR 72701

Posted: 03/30/2021 14:24:33 EST

Last Updated: 03/30/2021 17:00 EST

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