Master Carpenter

Colorado Springs, CO
Apr 28, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The Master Carpenter works under the supervision of the Theatreworks Technical Director and is responsible for supporting the construction, mounting, and rigging of scenery for Theatreworks productions. The Master Carpenter works alongside student and volunteer workers in the construction of scenery and scenic elements. They support the proper and safe use and maintenance of the scene shop equipment and supplies

Who We Are:

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 9,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.

Colorado Springs (pop. 450K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

Job Duties:

Support the Scene Shop Safety and Training for student and contract workers as directed by the Technical Director Supports the overall maintenance, cleanliness, and fire safety of the scene shop Works under the supervision and direction of the Technical Director to implement the rules, regulations, safety procedures, and protocols to follow during the build Engage with students in the practice of scenic and props stagecraft Assist Technical Director and shop workers with hands-on support In collaboration with the Technical Director will perform work such that scenic/prop items are built in accordance with the drawingsSupport and participate in show strike planning activities, riser changeovers, lighting calls, and sound calls as needed Support waste management and recycling activities Works under the supervision and direction of the Technical Director to construct, paint, and rig scenic, prop, and other elements as needed Assists in the load in and load out of production elements as needed Attend meetings as directed by supervisor
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Job Competencies:

    Knowledge of theater production operations and proceduresKnowledge of principles, practices and techniques of scenic constructionPossesses skills in upholstery, furniture construction, fiberglass, foam, vacu-forming, molding, welding, metal work, paper props, blood/gore effects, wiring for lighting and sound, faux finishes, stains, scenic painting, sewing and other theatrically oriented crafts
  • Ability to effectively support project management and communication channels
  • This position has been determined to be eligible for overtime (non-exempt) under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

    What We Offer:

    Salary Range: Generally starting at $36,559 - $38,424

    The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

    The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid vacation and time off, and a tuition benefit. Information on university benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Total compensation goes beyond the value on the paycheck.  Please consider reviewing the Total Compensation page at Total Compensation Calculators | University of Colorado 

    Tentative Search Timeline:

  • The potential dates for interviews with the search committee will be the week of 6/3/2021.
  • The potential dates for interviews with the supervisor and appointing authority will be the week of 6/7/2021.
  • The potential employee start date is 7/1/2021.
  • The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check. 

    UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the established essential functions and meet the physical and environment demands described satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, physical and environmental demands.

    Applicants with disabilities: If you have a mental or physical impairment, which limits one of your major life activities (e.g. walking, hearing, seeing, speaking, breathing, or learning) and require special accommodations for testing or interviewing, it is your responsibility to notify the office scheduling the interview or test at least 3 working days before the interview or test date.  If you need special accommodations at the work site, you must notify the appointing authority or Human Resources.

    The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Associate’s degree in Theatre with emphasis in Scenic Arts, Props, and Stagecraft or years of equivalent work experience
  • One year of experience in a scenic shop or similar environment engaged in set design, construction, or prop design/fabrication

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Theatre with emphasis in Scenic Arts, Props, and Stagecraft
  • Four or more years of experience in a scenic shop or similar environment engaged in set design, construction, and prop design/fabrication
  • Experience with Vectorworks and other theatre design.
  • Physical Requirements:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to move. This position involves climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, handling and fine motor skills. Clarity of vision for 20 feet or more, depth perception and accommodation, and the ability to identify and distinguish colors. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds, and frequently required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 

    Job Category: External Relations
    Primary Location: Colorado Springs
    Schedule: Full-time
    Posting Date: Apr 27, 2021
    Unposting Date: Ongoing

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