Scene Shop Supervisor/Stage Carpenter

Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, Illinois
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This position coordinates with the Technical Director to ensure that all scenic elements are constructed safely and efficiently.  Will supervise and train all students in the 105/106y enrollments, work study students and monitor the condition of all tools and equipment. This is a full time (9  months; August 15-May 15), on-campus position. Generous benefits include health, retirement, and tuition assistance.




  • Supervise the construction of scenery; consults scenic design specifications and plans daily execution to ensure completion by deadline; organizes work order and assigns tasks; instructs, guides and ensures the safety of students; builds items alongside students 


    Maintains scene shop tools and equipment; verifies that all safety measures and practices are working; notifies Technical Director of replacement need; services tools that can be fixed in house; assess tool and theatrical systems conditions at the end of each day


    Purchase and transport construction materials; organizes a purchase list for activities; organizes and stores materials as they are delivered to shop


    Assist Technical Director with construction drawings/theatrical systems; may be called on to draft a portion of the drawings, based on the needs of the production, safely executes rigging and supervises execution of fly system


    Maintains workspace; prepares space for evening rehearsals, work calls and/or next day’s work; inventories all equipment, places all tools in their appropriate location, and deep cleans space at the end of season




  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required


    Minimum of 3 years work related experience; minimum of one year management experience and advanced stage craft techniques, including rigging, metal working and construction


    Proficient in computer aided design (CAD), hand drafting practices and USITT drafting standards 


    Physical demands of the job include lifting, carrying, excessive standing/walking; safe operation of carpentry and metal working equipment


    Occasionally the normal schedule may need to be adjusted to accommodate evening and weekend hours during times of technical rehearsals and show runs.


    Valid Driver’s License


Please download the application at  Review of applicant materials will begin immediately; position is open until filled.  Submit to:


Illinois Wesleyan University
Human Resources, Holmes 209
1312 N. Park Street
Bloomington, IL  61701
Email:  [email protected]
Fax:  309-556-1710


Hourly Rate $19.80 (9 month/year position)


The final candidate will pass a pre-employment background investigation.   Per the Governor's August 26, 2021 Executive Order regarding COVID-19 vaccination, personnel in the higher education setting will need to either provide proof of vaccination, or apply for a medical/disability or religious exemption. All those not fully vaccinated will be required to participate in weekly COVID testing.


Illinois Wesleyan University does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must reside and be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire.  Continued employment is conditioned upon maintaining work authorization throughout the employment term.


Illinois Wesleyan University is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse, inclusive, and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to supporting and further building our community in these dimensions. Illinois Wesleyan University is an EEO Employer.  Illinois Wesleyan University’s sexual misconduct policy may be accessed at  Illinois Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusive excellence; details at


Illinois Wesleyan, founded in 1850, is a private co-educational university with an enrollment of 1,850 and a student/faculty ratio of 11 to 1. The University consists of the College of Liberal Arts, with 17 academic departments; the College of Fine Arts, comprising professional Schools of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts; and the School of Nursing.illinois_wesleyan_university1.jpg

Illinois Wesleyan's faculty is composed of active scholars who are devoted to teaching undergraduates and to including them in their research. Illinois Wesleyan's 76-acre campus has undergone remarkable growth in the past decade and features such new facilities as the five-story Ames Library, the Center for Natural Science, and the Shirk Center for Athletics and Recreation.



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