Carpenter | Playbill


CATEGORY: Technical

Kansas City, MO


Amy Owen

Job Details


Led by Artistic Director Stuart Carden and Executive Director Angela Gieras, Kansas City Repertory Theatre is a 60-year-old regional theater. KCRep is the professional theatre in residence on the UMKC campus. Spencer Theatre, a 550-seat modified thrust theatre, is housed in the Olson Performing Arts Center. Copaken Stage is our 319-seat LORT D space, which is housed in the H&R Block world headquarters in downtown KC. The subscription season currently consists of four productions as well as the annual special presentation of A Christmas Carol and an annual community tour in the spring.

The Carpenter is responsible for the construction, installation (load-in), and strike of all scenery for KCRep productions, utilizing a variety of methods and materials. This role requires technical skills, the ability to interpret design and technical drawings, and a commitment to safety and quality craftsmanship. The Carpenter will work both independently and collaboratively within the scenic department.


  • Construct, maintain, move, and set up scenery and related items as assigned.
  • Build from both design and technical drawings.
  • Participate in all builds, strikes, and load-ins for each production.
  • Report to the Technical Director/Assistant Technical Director/Lead Carpenter for job assignments.
  • Assist in the transportation of scenery to other spaces.
  • Communicate with the Lead Carpenter, Materials Coordinator, or shop foreman regarding equipment issues, inventory, and supplies.
  • Use and request proper safety equipment for job assignments.
  • Assist in the general maintenance of the scene shop and its equipment.
  • Keep supervisors informed of the status of builds.
  • Adhere to the theatre’s safety policies.
  • Undertake other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of traditional scenic construction techniques, metalworking, welding, framing and finish carpentry, rigging standards and techniques, and sewing and stretching soft goods, basic painting, and paint prep.
  • Problem-solving skills and creative thinking for addressing challenges.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings.
  • Proficiency in theatrical construction techniques.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in various scenic construction methods.
  • Familiarity with safety equipment and products.
  • Understanding of the artistic process and strong interpersonal, teamwork, and diplomacy skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.

MISSION: To inspire, entertain, and open minds by creating transformative theatre experiences for all.

VISION: KCRep will be a catalyst for a culturally vibrant, equitable, and thriving Kansas City by connecting artists and audiences in a welcoming environment that fosters wonder, curiosity, and understanding.

Empathy: We empathize with those around us, and we prioritize an environment grounded in empathy and generosity of spirit.

Inclusion: Through our ongoing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism work, we welcome and include everyone. We are respectfully curious about others. We meet people where they are. We are committed to creating a more inclusive American Theatre for all.

Openness: As individuals, teammates, and as an organization, we open our minds to new ideas, hard conversations, challenges, and growth.

Collaboration: We prioritize building a connected and united team. We collaborate internally and

Externally to demonstrate our commitment to equity and representation and to share stories respectfully and joyfully on stage.

Innovation: We create art, and community. We value the innovation it takes on and off stage to support this work.

Following the social uprisings of summer 2020, KCRep publicly re-affirmed its commitment to the work of inclusion, diversity, equity, and anti-racism (IDEA). Board and staff IDEA committees are collaborating to ensure that this work remains central to our theatre’s daily operations. The staff IDEA committee has established a list of recommendations including identifying and addressing barriers that obstruct IDEA practices; ensuring inclusive representation of the entire community across the organization; and cultivating community partnerships demonstrate our commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and anti-racism. KCRep’s IDEA statement and updates on our work are available online at

Please submit your resume and cover letter explaining why you would be a good addition to KCRep to: [email protected]. In the Subject Line of the email, please include the position you are applying for and your first and last name. Email subject: job


Jun 11, 2024 - May 9, 2025


$17.00 – $19.00 per hour



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