Scenic Builder & Advisor Position | Playbill

Scenic Builder & Advisor Position

CATEGORY: Technical

Ridge High School
Basking Ridge, NJ


Tim Lynch

Job Details


Award-winning high school theatre program, RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL in BASKING RIDGE NEW JERSEY is seeking a SET BUILDER for the 24-25 school year.

Please contact Tim Lynch, Theatre Arts Director, [email protected], 908-377-4532

Fall play: 3,455. (November performances. Building begins in September)
Musical: 5,236. (Performances in last week of Febraury/first week in March)

Description of RIDGE HS Scenic Builder & Advisor Position
The Scenic Builder & Advisor for the Ridge High School Theatre Arts program is responsible for the construction of the sets with the students of Ridge Stage Crew for both the fall play and the spring musical. The job involves working closely with the director and the entire creative team to create a professional quality set; supervising, training, and motivating all Ridge Stage Crew students through the building process and the shows. In addition to a proficiency in carpentry and construction, the scenic builder must genuinely care about the students and their development as professional craftsmen and
young adults.

Specific responsibilities include:
● Based on the set designer’s blueprints and designs–
○ Order materials / show props
○ Organize a build schedule
● Schedule and organize weekly crew calls with the stage crew students after school
(at least 3-times a week)
● Supervise crew calls –efficiently organizing teams of students to maximize time and promote a
pride in work
● Train students in carpentry, construction, safety
● Maintain safety, organization of scene shop and all tools
● Work with Ridge Stage Crew Officers and stage managers to select and train running crews for
the shows.
● Supervise student running crews during performances.
● Organize and supervise the strike of the entire set, occurring on the Sunday after the final performance which occurs Saturday night.


Sep 2, 2024 - Feb 28, 2025


$8,691.00 – $8,691.00 per gig



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268 South Finley Ave
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920


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