Yale University Theatre Technician 3, Scener in New Haven, Connecticut
Position Focus: Master Scene Shop Carpenter reports to Yale School of Drama/Yale Repertory Theatre (YSD/YRT) Technical Directors. Carries out shop carpentry duties while maintaining high standards for safety and craftsmanship.
Essential Duties 1. Reads, interprets, and adjusts shop drawings and AutoCAD drawings. 2. Constructs complex scenery. 3. Communicates with Technical Director to provide and obtain information relating to the materials and methods used to execute designs. 4. Develops and adjusts cut lists. 5. Uses a variety of complex tools, processes, materials, and equipment in completing assigned projects. 6. Assists in maintaining the safety and efficiency of all scene shop operations. 7. Prioritizes and performs maintenance and repair of scene shop, tools and stage facilities. 8. Participates in the transportation, installation, strike and disposal of scenery. 9. Supervises appropriate staff and students. 10. Attends appropriate meetings. 11. Works occasional nights, weekends and holidays. 12. May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience 1. Six years of related work experience, four of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and high school level education; or four years of related work experience and an Associate’s degree; or two years of related work experience and a Bachelor’s degree in a related field; or little or no work experience with an M.F.A. in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education. 2. Professional or graduate-level experience as a scenic carpenter.
Required Skill/Ability 1: Demonstrated mastery of scenic carpentry and metalworking techniques and materials including but not limited to dimensional and engineered lumber, sheet materials, structural steel/ pipe, aluminum stock/extrusions and scenic fabrics.
Required Skill/Ability 2: Demonstrated knowledge of all standard scenic hardware and tools including but not limited to various fasteners, rigging hardware, plastics, measuring and layout tools, woodworking tools, metalworking tools, welding equipment, rigging tools, machining tools, cabinetry tools, and computerized router.
Required Skill/Ability 3: Strongly demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively w/faculty, staff, students, interns, guest artists and other professionals representing a wide diversity of personalities. Demonstrated ability to guide, advise, mentor, and lead students and staff in a professional setting.
Required Skill/Ability 4: Calm and collected under pressure with a strongly demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and follow schedules and instructions.
Required Skill/Ability 5: Knowledge of job-related health and safety issues and ability to identify potential hazards.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Bachelor’s degree in theatre production.
Required Licenses or Certifications Valid driver's license.
Physical Requirements 1. Stand for long periods. 2. Hold and operate hand, air and power tools. 3. Repeatedly bend, stoop, kneel, crawl, squat and crouch. 4. Use a respirator. 5. Repeatedly lift, carry, push or pull up to 50 lbs. 6. Climb stairs and ladders and work effectively at elevations up to 80'. 7. Drive cargo van and departmental truck.
Weekend Hours Required? Yes
Evening Hours Required? Yes
Drug Screen No
Health Screening No
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Original Posting Date: 05-Jun-2017
Supervisory Organization: School of Drama - Scenery - YRT
STARS Requisition number: 43741BR
University Job Title: Theatre Technician 3, Scener
Posting Position Title: Master Scene Shop Carpenter
Bargaining Unit: L34 - Local 34 (Yale Union Group)
Time Type: Full time
Duration Type: Part Year
Part Year or Seasonal Position, Months Worked: 9
Months Paid: 9
Compensation Grade: Labor Grade D
Work Location: Central Campus
Worksite Address: 222 York Street New Haven, CT 06511
Work Week: Flexible or Non-Standard (for anything other than Standard)
Total # of hours to be worked: 37.5
Work Days/Hours (Other than Standard): Schedule dependent on production needs and production calendar.