Set Builder/Master Carpenter

Website Bright Lights Theatre Inc

Providing Quality Theatrical Education To The Chicago Suburbs

Bright Lights Theatre in Glendale Heights, IL is seeking a Set Builder / Master Carpenter for summer theatre production of Matilda! Show dates July 22, 23, 29 & 30. Pay is negotiable.

The Set Builder / Master Carpenter is responsible for constructing scenic elements; the rigging of scenic elements; creating and keeping-to build/load-in schedules; the loading in, striking, and storage of scenic elements. Purchasing of all shop and production related supplies, and maintaining relationships with relevant vendors.

The Set Builder / Master Carpenter oversees those hired-in to be Scenic Painters as well as oversees and teaches community volunteers to assist with construction, painting, etc.

The applicant must be able to lift at least 50 pounds, climb ladders, and use/provide standard shop power tools.

Applicants need experience with non-motorized fly systems, general stage rigging, general theatrical construction and engineering, and Vectorworks.

Ability to paint sets is a plus, but not required (there would be extra wage for painting).

Work to start immediately. Tech week begins July 18th.

$1000 stipend is negotiable

Theater is in West Chicago, IL

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Pay Rate/Range*: $1,000.00
Organization Address: 35 E North Avenue, Glendale Heights, IL 60139
Organization Contact Name: Jacob Kelleher
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