Carnegie Mellon School of Drama seeks individuals with scenery fabrication skills to work alongside student technicians and managers in the creation of scenery for School of Drama productions.This is an hourly position, with fluctuating hours from week to week.Individual must be able to read drawings and work unsupervised. Fabrication position requires carpentry, metals, and rigging skills. Other shop techniques are a bonus. Individuals may also be called upon to assist installing productions in our theatre spaces. Requires applied knowledge of materials handling, installation & assembly, and theatrical counterweight rigging practices.Must be able and plan, organize, and implement scenic construction from technical design draftings.Must be proficient in standard theatre carpentry techniques including carpentry, welding, and rigging in a counterweight fly system.
This position is fixed in duration approximately ending on 5/13/2018. Scheduled weekly hours are approximately 10 hours per week. Hours will vary according to production schedule needs. Evening and weekend hours possible.
1-3 years experience in Theater Scenery Construction in an academic environment
Necessary skills include basic computer competency, knowledge of office software, problem solving, organizational skills, ability to meet inflexible deadlines, work in a collaborative environment and ability to clearly communicate with team members.
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solu...tions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.