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Virginia Repertory Theatre is a nonprofit, professional theatre company and the result of the 2012 merger of Barksdale Theatre and Theatre IV. With a budget of $5.3 million, four unique venues, and an educational touring arm, Virginia Rep reaches over 530,000 patrons, students and teachers annually. We are dedicated to the development and production of new plays, and we seek outside producing collaboration to insure the play has a life beyond its development and production at Virginia Rep.


Master Carpenter/ Shop Foreman

Posted 1/5/2018

The Master Carpenter/ Shop Foreman will report to the Technical Director and coordinate with other scenic carpenters, over-hire and interns to construct, transport, install and strike scenery in four venues and for special events. Applicants should possess a strong theatrical carpentry background, including the ability to build from construction drawings, as well as strong creative abilities. This is a year round, full time position.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work under supervision of the Technical Director to build scenery in various materials including wood, metal, plastics and fabrics
  • Coordinate building set pieces according to technical drawings or other direction
  • Manage the upkeep and cleanliness of spaces and maintenance of equipment and production facilities
  • Help to maintain a safe work environment
  • Assist in load-in, maintenance and strike of multiple shows in multiple venues

Job Qualifications:

  • Five years of theatrical carpentry experience
  • Strong experience working in and organizing scenic shops
  • Experience working from drafting as well as creative problem solving
  • Skilled with power tools, including table saws, mitre saws, circular saw, others
  • Comfortable on ladders and with heights
  • Understanding of industry safety procedures
  • Ability to lift up to 75 pounds
  • Positive attitude and love of theatre
  • Work comfortably and effectively in a diverse, collaborative environment

This position is eligible for annual and sick leave. This position is also eligible for participation in company health, life, disability, and dental insurance plans, as well our 403(b) retirement plan.

Starting pay - $31,000 /yr., commensurate with qualifications.

How to apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume and three references to with Master Carpenter in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Virginia Rep is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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