The University of Minnesota, department of Theatre Arts and Dance, has occasional need for part-time, temporary, supplemental, hourly theatre arts scenery shop technicians. This does not constitute a posting for vacancies, but establishes a pool of applicants as openings occur during the 2016/17 academic year. Applications will not be acknowledged upon receipt. Applicants will only be contacted should an active opening occur during the academic year. Positions may be appointed during the 2016/17 academic year: fall semester 2016 (08/29/16-01/11/17), spring semester 2017 (01/12/17 - 05/28/17) or summer 2017. Hires are typically made to assist in the creation of one production at a time, though individuals may be hired to work on several productions throughout the academic year.
Positions that may be hired on this posting include:
Theatre Scenic Artist: Work closely with the set designer in accomplishing all texture and painted effects for a production using a variety of scenic painting, sculpting, texturing and finishing techniques for set, wall, and flooring aspects of a production. Take a verbalized or drawn concept and produces a detailed design. Assist in the design and implementation of all scenic elements of a production.
Theatre Scenery/Props Carpenter: Assist in the creation of scenic and stage elements for live theatre productions. Work as directed to cut, shape or carve different sized forms and erect or assemble pieces, such as flats, platforms and stairs. Reads and interprets shop drawings and AutoCAD drawings.Constructs scenery. Develops cut lists. Uses a variety of tools, processes, materials, and equipment in completing assigned projects. Assists in maintaining the safety and efficiency of all scene shop operations. Performs maintenance and repair of scene shop, tools and stage facilities. Participates in the transportation, installation, strike and disposal of scenery.
Theatre Scenic Charge Artist: Lead and oversee painting of stage scenery; assist technical director in supervision and execution of a production's day-to-day operations; budgeting for labor and materials for a production. Liaison between scenic artists, technical director, and scenic designers. Assist in monitoring scenic artists daily activities, provide feedback on progress. Assist technical director manage paint shop materials inventory including tools and supplies. Assist in maintenance of properly working tools.