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Stage Carpenter

CATEGORY: Technical

The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol
The Villages, FL

Job Details


Within the spirit of “Making People’s Dreams Come True”, this position is responsible for the building, load-in, and load-out of scenic elements for productions at The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol. This position also is called upon to perform stagehand duties at The Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center, including sets/moves/strikes, orchestra shell installs/strikes, lighting hangs, AV installs, etc.


  • Read and interpret build plans and diagrams in order to accurately build, paint, install, and strike scenic elements for production at The Studio Theatre.
  • Load-in, set-up, strike, and load-out a variety of production equipment, to include props, wardrobe, staging, lighting, sound, video, and backline, at the Studio Theatre.
  • In collaboration with the Master Carpenter and Technical Director, maintain the scenery stock, as well as maintain and tune tools of the shop.
  • Enter new scenery into the inventory system.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster a positive and effective working relationship with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Operate, maintain, and safeguard the technical assets of the theatre.
  • Monitor the condition of equipment including lighting, sound, and rigging equipment; report equipment for repair and replacement. Perform preventive maintenance on equipment as directed.
  • Participate in load-ins, sets, strikes, and load-outs for touring productions at The Sharon.
  • Operate follow spots for touring productions at The Sharon.
  • All other tasks as needed.

Educational/Experience Requirements:

  • Associate’s degree in technical theatre, stage craft, or a related field; or equivalent professional experience of at least 2 years.
  • 2+ year’s experience in carpentry, stagecraft, or related field.
  • Flexible schedule, including nights and weekends, as needed.
  • Prompt and regular attendance is a requirement of this position.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a Microsoft Office365 ecosystem.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills with supervisors, peers, and internal and external clients.
  • Ability to foster a safe, humane, collaborative, organized, respectful, and energized work environment with a positive attitude and a sense of humor.
  • Comprehensive understanding of theatre terminology
  • Work with intermediate mathematical concepts.
  • Valid Driver’s License

Typical Physical/Mental/Environmental Demands:

  • A broad range of physical movement including prolonged sitting, standing, reaching, twisting and turning, kneeling, bending, squatting, and stooping in the performance of daily activities.
  • Grasping and gripping, repetitive hand movement, and fine coordination in operating equipment, using tools and preparing written material.
  • Working at a height exceeding 50 feet with required fall protection equipment and mitigations (catwalks, personnel/equipment lifts, etc.).
  • Near and far vision in reading, operating equipment, and viewing productions.
  • The need to be able to lift, drag, and/or push materials weighing up to 50 pounds using appropriate tools.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is moderately exposed to moving mechanical parts and hazards. There is a moderate level of noise in the work environment. There are instances when the employee experiences wet or humid conditions, works in high places, experiences fumes – mists - gases and chemical hazards, runs a risk of electrical shock, vibration and burn hazards. The employee will be exposed to theatrical haze, fog, and strobe effects.

Benefits for Full-Time eligible positions:

Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance | Basic Life & AD&D | Voluntary Life Insurance | HSA/FSA & 401k | PTO & Paid Holidays | The Villages® Charter School eligibility | and much more!


Nov 25, 2022 -


$18.50 – $20.00 per hour




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