Prop Run Crew 2023

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: Contract with possible Full Time work

Position Reports To: Properties Designer & Rentals Manager

Drury Lane Theatre is seeking a dynamic team player for the run of Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn.  This position is responsible for maintaining show props, as well as running props during the production.  This position works in tandem with the backstage run crew as well as the Prop Designer.

Essential Knowledge Required

-Ability to create and maintain a props run list and a set of instructions/tips for presets/running the show for each production. Collaborate with Stage Management to update the preset list and tracking of all props.
-Knowledge of maintenance practices and procedures for props, furniture and set dressing
-Ability to instruct actors on how to properly carry and use personal props, and how to hand off and set personal props.
-Knowledge of expense tracking and receipt submission in a clear, organized manner.
-Basic photography skills to be able to photograph finished props after opening production to provide a record of the show.
-Knowledge of the usage of various paints, glue, and media.
-Knowledge of drapery, electrical and special effects.
-Experience with stage firearms and weapons (FOID a plus).
-Proven ability to productively and effectively function as a member of a team.
-Strong organizational skills.

General Job Functions:

-Arrive to work promptly and regularly.
-Accept direction and establish and maintain effective work relationships
-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
-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

Pay and Benefits

Starting at $17.00 an hour

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:

Email Cassy Schillo, Properties Designer and Rentals Manager, a resume, letter of intent, and 2 references at

To apply for this job email your details to

Pay Rate/Range*: Starting at $17.00