Please note: This position is a 100% career appointment for nine (9) months (typically mid September through mid June) with a 3-month non-paid leave during summer.
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 03/17/17 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.
Serve as Master Carpenter/Shop Foreman, as that term is commonly understood in the theatre industry, for the Department of Theatre and Dance. Construct scenic and prop elements; serve as work leader for the production carpenters and the student construction crews. Supervise builds to completion specifically assigned project work for each production, including complicated wood and metal projects, utilizing stage mechanics, motion control and effects as needed.
Build and supervise construction on the shop floor, stage in the theatre, and serve as quality control monitor of standards, pace, and safety. Participate in strikes; oversee maintenance of tools, supplies, shops, and performance spaces; participate in facilities maintenance and upgrade projects. Participate in other special projects as needed, and all other duties as assigned by either UCSD or the La Jolla Playhouse production manager.
- Must be amenable to a fluctuating work schedule. Some weekend and evening work required.
Advanced knowledge of technical theatre; scenery, properties, paints and electrics.
Experience in both academic and professional scene shops.
Finished carpentry skills.
Experience and ability leading and managing a crew of 3 - 5 carpenters.
High experience level and skill in various types of scenic construction; wood, metal, plastics, etc.
Ability to read and work from scenic drafting and drawings.
Basic knowledge of proper show running.
Knowledge and skill in the use of scene equipment; hand and power tools and major wood, metal, and welding equipment.
Ability to teach and guide carpenters in construction skills and techniques.
Knowledge of stage rigging and movement of scenery.
Ability to meet established deadlines and schedules.
OSHA 10 hour training certification
- Must have a valid CA driver's license with a clean drivers record.