Master Carpenter, GREAT Theatre

The Master Carpenter will work collaboratively with the Technical Director, and GREAT Production Staff to coordinate all carpentry aspects of GREAT Theatre’s productions, camps and events. This includes scenic construction, shop supervision and installations of set. This person will help to build a sense of community by utilizing volunteers in all aspects, while creating a build schedule that achieves a finished design on time and on budget. In addition this position is in charge of Facility Management including building maintenance on the GREAT Volunteer and Education Center.

Job Functions Typical activities vary according to the needs of the season. However, the GREAT Master Carpenter is generally responsible for:

Design and Construction - 65% ● Manage Scene Shop including maintenance and security of shop facilities, storage, equipment, and inventory. ● Manage build schedule including communication of needs, ordering of materials, and purchasing needs to Tech Director. ● Construction of theater sets to include wood, metal, and painting. ● Assist other GREAT staff in day-to-day operations of the scene shop. ● Organize and maintain safe shop space. ● Transport, assemble, strike stage scenery for productions, camps, and events. ● Coordinate painting of set with scenic painter.  

Volunteer Management - 20% ● Teach volunteers in methods of set construction, painting and fabricating. ● Teach volunteers to work with a variety of tools utilizing safe, best practices. ● Work and direct volunteers in safe building of theatre sets. ● Help create positive, learning environment for volunteers that builds skills and community. ● Assist Development Manager with volunteer recruitment, recognition, tracking, and retention efforts.

Facility Management - 10% ● Work in collaboration with Managing Director to manage and conduct all building maintenance including contact with external vendors (HVAC, cleaning, snow removal, refuse, security, etc.)

Miscellaneous - 5% ● This job description is not meant to be all-inclusive. This position may be asked to perform other related duties in order to meet the ongoing needs of GREAT.

Contact information

GREAT Theatre
Dennis A Whipple
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