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Properties Artisan

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Type Temporary Staff (SHRA)
Job Title Properties Artisan
Department Name PlayMakers Repertory - 310201
Vacancy ID S010538
Position Posting Category Other
Hiring Range $16.25/ hr
Full-time/Part-time Part-Time Temporary
If part-time, how many hours per week? 20
Work Schedule

Monday- Friday; 8:30 am-5:30 pm (varies)

Proposed Start Date 07/31/2017
Estimated Duration of Appointment 6 months or less
Posting Open Date 04/25/2017
Posting Close Date 06/15/2017
Description of Work

PlayMakers is a professional theatre located on the campus of UNC. We produce 6 shows on our main stage and 3 on our second stage, as well as holding a Summer Youth Conservatory. As a member of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) we seek to bring high quality art to campus to enhance the academic experience and engage our community.

The Prop shop consists of Properties Master, Prop Artisan, a student assistant & work study students. This position will work with and train shop crew drawn from undergraduate students. In cooperation with the Properties Master and the Props Department, the Properties Artisan will plan and oversee efficient and professional execution of work performed in the Center for Dramatic Art Properties Shop according to prescribed standards; build and or modify props as needed for productions; instruct graduate and undergraduate students in the Properties Shop; maintain facility, equipment and supplies; purchasing expendables and props; collaborating with other production and technical departments; and other duties as directed by the Properties Master. Position will adhere to all safety guidelines and regulations set forth by UNC and the Department.

Education and Experience

Minimum Education and Experience:
Formal study and/or special study in assigned performing art sufficient to demonstrate technical and artistic skills in music theory, composition, sight-reading, arranging, and improvisation; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Experience in technical theatre production.
-Valid driver’s license.
-Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and PhotoShop.

Preferred Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s or Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in Theatre with emphasis on technical production; 3-5 years experience in technical theatre production; knowledge of interpretation of technical drawings and use of specialized tools and machinery with an adherence to all safety guidelines and regulations set forth by UNC and the Department; three (3) to five (5) years of experience in carpentry, furniture building and modification, upholstery, crafts, and metal work and ability to drive a pick up truck.

Special Physical and Mental Requirements

Must be able to move 50 lbs. unassisted.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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Optional and Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * If you have earned a bachelor's degree, what was your major?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * An essential function of this position is to be able to lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Are you able to perform this function daily?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you a current UNC Chapel Hill student?
    • Yes
    • No