Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Denver, CO

Expires: 03/09/22

Job Dates

Annual Agreement


$22-24/hr per hour

Company Overview

The DCPA Theatre Company champions the most exciting new voices in our field, while reaching to great stories of the past to illuminate the present. In crafting a season, we look for opportunities to celebrate together, as well as inflection points in the conversation about who Denver and the country are becoming. The company produces eight to ten productions in three venues annually, as well as large-scale, immersive events off campus. The Denver Center has a history of going big: seeking out large canvases that fully exploit the theatrical possibilities of the artform. Supported by one of the most skilled group of artisans in the country, that ambition is often delivered with superb craftsmanship. Increasingly, the work onstage represents the diversity of Denver and the Theatre Company consciously weaves conversation with the community into and around productions onstage.

Together, the DCPA Theatre Company, Broadway, Event Services, and Education + Community Engagement programs create a deep cultural impact on the region, realizing our mission to engage and inspire through the transformative power of live theatre.

Culture Statement

For more than 40 years, creativity and community have been the foundation of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts success. As a leading cultural organization in the Rocky Mountain West, we are actively participating in a cultural evolution of belonging and anti-racism. Our commitment to reflect the diversity and priorities of our community in our workplace, audience and programming has never been more present.

We believe that the theater can transform us and be transformed by us. We invite you to be part of our Team.

Job purpose

The Properties Carpenter, with the Properties Director, is responsible to build, create, and modify all properties, primarily furniture, to convey the Designers vision for all shows and events; communicates and coordinates among other shop personnel and department heads concerning efficient integration of prop elements and set dressing. The Properties Carpenter works collaboratively with staff, supervises over hire and interns in property construction; assists with purchases, as well as the purchase and maintenance of equipment; supplies for the prop wood shop.

Duties and responsibilities

With the Properties Director, determines allocation of duties
Constructs properties; including understanding working drawings/elevations, construction methods; carpentry, metal fabrication, hand tools, power tools, pneumatics, electrical, adhesives, foams, and mixed media fabrication, etc
Discusses and understands the show concepts with the designer and/or Properties Director.
Articulates prop design and construction to the prop shop staff and interns. - Proofs all working design drawings
Acquires materials and goods needed to execute the props.
Assesses the cost of mounting the props and adhere to establish budgets for each production
Assists with supervising and training interns in the props production department.
Services and maintains prop shop equipment and warehouse inventory
Maintains a safe, healthy, and clean/shop environment.
Maintains SDS sheets on all necessary products purchased for prop shop.
To perform other related work as required.


An ideal candidate will have the following skills and/or experience:

Demonstrated continued experience in similar position.
A working knowledge of all aspects of the theatre production and technical as well as performance.
Basic Knowledge of period styles, theatrical terms to produce accurate and precise props.
Strong organizational, budgeting, and labor management skills.
Effective communication skills written, oral, and visual.
Strong computer skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, online shopping and CAD/Vectorworks.
Ability to read scaled construction or design drawings and create properties from verbal, written and visual images
Ability to work productively under time pressures and meet deadlines.
A working knowledge of construction techniques and standards and the physical capability to operate standard wood working hand and power tools.

Working conditions

Ability to work long hours and work with a flexible schedule. Must be willing to work at heights, around moving machinery, and with exposure to noise, vibration, and dust. Ability to work safely in an environment containing potentially hazardous electrical equipment, fumes, vapor, gasses, and/or materials.

Physical requirements

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Direct reports

No direct reports


This is a seasonal position that typically works 41-47 weeks per year


Seasonal positions include the following benefits:

Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Flexible Spending Accounts, Life Insurance and Pet Insurance

401k Plan with employer contributions

Time off benefits including personal days, sick days, vacation days and 10 paid holidays.

Work from home options are available.

In order to provide high quality, culturally competent care to our patrons, students, guests and team members, it is of highest importance that our hiring practices reflect our values by offering an environment that celebrates diversity and embraces inclusion. All of our team members regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, language, abilities/disabilities, socioeconomic status, geographic region, or other defining characteristics should feel welcome and valued.


Melissa Cashion

Artistic Producer



Business Address

1101 13th St

Denver, CO 80204

Posted: 09/09/2021 18:14:30 EST

Last Updated: 09/09/2021 21:00 EST

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