Changeover Carpenter

Drury Lane Theatre

Drury Lane Theatre and Events

Drury Lane Theatre and Events provides exceptional experiences of celebration and human connection provided by a team that is encouraged to grow personally and professionally through trust, empowerment and possibility. Our mission is to welcome everyone into our home to create, connect, celebrate and share valuable moments to last a lifetime. The Drury Lane legacy has established an environment where everyone is respected, supported and welcomed to fully immerse themselves in a shared experience of creativity and celebration.

Drury Lane Theatre
Drury Lane Theatre provides top quality productions fueled by creativity, insight, and innovation. We offer the opportunity to encounter contemporary works, embrace the power of traditional productions, and explore boundaries of reimagined classics. Our mission is to provide the Chicagoland community with a theatrical venue to experience the power of theatre, touching the hearts and the minds of our audiences.

We immerse and support our artists and audiences in the exploration of what it means to be human and to experience the transcending power of the performing and visual arts.

We provide a home for our staff and artists, that embraces a broad definition of diversity, encompassing all characteristics that make individuals and groups different from each other.

We encourage diversity in thought, ideas and perspectives and offer respect in words and actions for all. We believe in the impartial and fair treatment of everyone, offering access, opportunity and advancement for every individual, working to eliminate the barriers that have prevented full participation for all. We strive to create an environment in which every individual or group is welcomed, respected, supported, valued and able to fully experience and participate in this transformative art form.

Position Designation: Overhire

Position Reports To: Technical Director, Changeover Supervisor, Head of Automation

Drury Lane Theatre is seeking detail oriented, focused individuals who will assist in the strike, prep, and installation of productions during the Changeover periods at Drury Lane. Any shifts will be sent out at the earliest availability and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. The upcoming available dates are June 3rd thru 15th, 2024

Essential Knowledge Required

·         Must have working knowledge of Theatrical Carpentry

·         Must not be afraid of heights

·         Experience with power tools and pneumatics required

·         Basic knots used for hoisting (bowline, clove hitch, etc)

·         Reading Construction and Installation Drawings

Expectation of Position
·         Loading and unloading truck of scenery and masking

·         Following instructions from management or from installation drawings provided for the project

·         Understanding the current best practices for Theatrical Construction and Installations

·         Ability to work at up to heights of 22’ from person lifts

·         Using a variety of power tools including but not limited to; circular saws, jig saws, reciprocating saws, drills, impact drivers, angle grinders, and porta-bands to assist in the current project of the changeover process

·         Work independently as well as work in groups of up to 10 individuals

General Job Functions:
·         Arrive to work promptly and regularly

·         Work as part of a team

·         Concentrate and perform accurately while working under the stress of deadlines

·         Collaborate effectively with a wide variety of personalities and situations requiring diplomacy, tact, friendliness, poise and firmness

·         Demonstrate an understanding of, sensitivity to and appreciation for the diverse ethnic, socio-economic, disability and gender diversity of guests and staff

·         Ability to work varied shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays

·         Present proof of eligibility to work in the United States

·         Present proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster(s)

·         Reliable transportation required

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate, converse with, and exchange information, required to be in stationary seated position, use hands and fingers to grab and reach with hands and arms, occasionally required to walk, stoop, kneel, or crouch, may occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds, specific vision abilities include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus and specific hearing abilities

$18.00-$22.00/hr an hour, depending on experience

Drury Lane Theatre & Events is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Instructions to Apply:

To be considered, email Resume to Technical Director, Bradley Burkhalter at

To apply for this job email your details to

Pay Rate/Range*: $18-22/hr, depending on experience