| Under the supervision of the Technical Director and ATDs, the Scenic Carpenter participates in fabrication, delivery, installation, repair, striking, and the transfer of scenery for A.R.T. production obligations. The Scenic Carpenter is one of four like positions that occasionally share additional maintenance, safety, and improvement projects to the scene shop, A.R.T. performance spaces, the A.R.T. warehouse and satellite storage locations, rehearsal halls, and other production related facilities. The individual in this position works within safety guidelines and to a standard of quality which are in turn to be promoted among peers in the organization. The position functions independently on projects, as a project lead (of a component of a larger picture) by coordinating the efforts of contingent employees and peers, and in support of other project leads.|
Load-in, Technical Rehearsal Notes, Strike, and Transferring Scenery
- Construct scenery through welding, carpentry, rigging, work with plastics and other related scenic materials
- Understand and effectively execute fabrication in accordance with both technical drawings and their notes as well as information—drawings, sketches, or verbal descriptions—directly from design or supervisors
- Engage in trial set ups that include detailed trouble shooting, thorough hardware packaging, meticulous labeling, and related detailing of scenery prior to it leaving the shop
- Proactively anticipates, assesses, problem-solves and communicates to stakeholders as technical issues arise
- Assists with automation and effects as needed
- When appropriate, suggest ideas regarding efficiencies that don't compromise the desired effect of the design
Upkeep and Maintenance of Shop, Rehearsal spaces, warehouses, and other related theatre facilities
- Participate in load in, note sessions, and strikes of A.R.T. production obligations at the performance venue (sometimes off site)
- Collaborates with other departments and their needs when urgency calls for it, and accepts help of like kind
- Truck loading and unloading—scenery fabricated by both A.R.T and other shops (outsourced work and productions)
- Periodically sit in technical rehearsals as scene shop representative
Training, meetings, and related
- Actively participates in daily shop cleanup—responsible for an area of the shop that is on a rotation with colleagues
- Sets the example for peers and contingent employees of good housekeeping habits and safe practices on the shop floor, in trucks, on stage, back stage, and other related spaces
Working with contingent employees
- Attend occasional training, including but not limited to driving certification, respirator certification, the use of fire extinguishers and cranes, CPR, First Aid, new tooling, etc.
- Attend morning shop meetings, safety meetings as needed, company meetings, etc.
- Periodic shopping, or online and phone research regarding materials or solutions to unique fabrication challenges
- As a project lead, advise assigned contingent employees with construction techniques, jigging, safe practices, and fabrication procedures that will increase their efficiency as it pertains to the project and their general knowledge as it will serve the shop in a larger sense.
This position is subject to periodic unpaid leaves of absence based upon the production calendar. This position requires occasional overtime and the ability to work some nights and weekends.
Salary Grade: 051
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers