Carpenter/Rigger | Playbill


CATEGORY: Technical

George Street Playhouse
New Brunswick, NJ


Christopher Bailey

Job Details



George Street Playhouse

Summary of Position

George Street Playhouse, a professional, producing theatre company 40 minutes from Manhattan, seeks experienced Carpenter and Rigger to assist the Technical Director and work with the scene shop staff in preparation and execution of their 5 show, main stage, season, annual Gala Benefit, and other company events.

Essential Job Duties:

Demonstrate experienced carpentry skills

Constantly operate industrial, power, and hand tools most importantly table saw

Assist Scene Shop with the organization and execution of set builds, load ins, and strikes

Rigging skills

Frequently move and transport items and materials weighing 50+ pounds

Understand and translate build drawings

Enforce and follow all Scene Shop safely protocols

Non-Essential Job Duties / Other Duties:

Painting and carving skills

Welding and metalwork skills

Basic wiring skills

The ability to drive vans and small trucks


Carpentry skills, including finish and trim

Knowledge and experience with industrial, power, and hand tools most importantly table saw

Rigging skills and knowledge of rigging hardware

Must be able to remain in a stationary position for periods of time

Must be able to move and transport items and materials weighing 50+ pounds

Must be able to occasionally ascend/descend ladders

Good with heights and being on lifts

Good organizational skills and strong sense of professionalism

Positive attitude

Be a “can-do” team player who can take direction

A valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in technical theater, or related field

1-2 years of experience working in theatrical production or professional scene shop

Working Conditions:

In addition to regular shop hours, overtime hours will include evenings, weekends, and early mornings.

Carpenter reports to work at the Scene Shop with exposure to loud noises, and various construction materials.

The Opportunity

Position pays a weekly salary of $945.00. Position is a Local I.A.T.S.E. position and includes health and dental benefits, overtime, sick days, paid holidays, and annuity benefits as outlined in the I.A.T.S.E. CBA. Position begins August 12, 2024 and runs through June 8, 2025.

Application Process

The position is available now. George Street Playhouse recognizes the value of diverse experiences, identities and backgrounds and is committed to building an equitable, inclusive and anti-racist organization that is representative of the world in which we live. Candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Color; LGTBQ+ and gender diverse candidates; candidates with disabilities; as well as candidates from historically marginalized groups are all encouraged to apply. We aim to collect a pool of diverse and qualified candidates prior to reviewing resumes; please forward this position to someone you think will be a good fit.

How to Apply: Qualified applicants should submit a resume, references, and portfolio photos for consideration to: Christopher Bailey, Production Manager, at [email protected].

About the Organization

Under the leadership of Artistic Director David Saint and Managing Director Edgar Herrera, George Street Playhouse (GSP) is a nationally recognized theatre, presenting an acclaimed mainstage season while providing an artistic home for established and emerging artists. Founded in 1974, GSP has been represented by numerous productions both on and off -Broadway – recent productions include Little Girl Blue written by and starring Laiona Michelle, It Shoulda Been You starring Tyne Daly and directed by David Hyde Pierce, The Toxic Avenger (which won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Musical), Anne Meara's Down the Garden Paths, the Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk and Drama League-nominated production of The Spitfire Grill, and the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning play Proof by David Auburn, which was developed at GSP during the 1999 Next Stage Series of new plays.

The mission of GSP is to enrich people’s lives by producing world-class theatre. To accomplish its mission, they seek:

to produce the highest quality of intellectually and emotionally challenging new works, re-imagines classics, and educational programs that speak with relevance to society

to service as a vital cultural institution in New Jersey and a creative force nationally

to positively shape and be shaped by the diverse character of their community

to create a nurturing home for the highest level of professionalism in the arts

The values of GSP embody and celebrate the identities, backgrounds, and diverse experiences of our communities. They espouse to be an organization fully committed to:

Being open and receptive of new ideas

Being an advocate of diverse populations within its communities

Being collaborative within their organization by giving everyone a voice

Being authentic in their curiosity and seeking opportunities to develop through learning and celebrating others

About New Brunswick

Located in Middlesex County, New Jersey, New Brunswick is the county seat of home of Rutgers University. The city is a regional commercial hub for Central New Jersey. New Brunswick is on the Northeast Corridor rail line, 27 miles southwest of Manhattan. The city is located on the southern banks of the Raritan River.

New Brunswick is known as both the Hub City and the Healthcare City. The corporate headquarters and production facilities of several global pharmaceutical companies are situated in the city, including Johnson & Johnson and Bristol Myers Squibb.


Aug 12, 2024 - Jun 8, 2025


$945.00 – $945.00 per week


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