Scene Shop Supervisor

Southeast Missouri State University
Job Description
Scene Shop Supervisor
The Conservatory of Theatre and Dance
10-month renewable professional staff position – August 1 through May 31
Primary Responsibilities
  • Manage the daily operations of the scene shop
  • Oversee and assist in construction of scenery, welding, stage rigging, electrics, and scene painting
  • Coordinate or supervise coordination of properties for all main stage productions
  • Assist in planning and organizing projects
  • Conduct routine general maintenance, provide upkeep of shop machinery, and provide inventory management
  • Assist with scenery installations and strikes of all conservatory productions
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Theatre with emphasis in technical theatre
  • Experience in constructing theatre scenery and technical production at the master carpenter level
  • Ability to read construction drawings and interpret scene designers’ works
  • Working knowledge of CNC machines
  • Demonstrated rigging skills
  • Demonstrated welding skills
  • Demonstrated electrical skills
  • Experience in properties
  • Experience in various techniques of scene painting
  • Ability to follow proper usage of equipment and enforce safety standards
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills
  • Excellent communication skills with ability and willingness to train students of various levels of proficiency
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Strong collaboration skills, working with professional staff and faculty
  • Willingness to work irregular and flexible hours
  • Ability to adhere to strict production schedule and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities 
Application Deadline:  To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by June 8, 2018.  The position begins August 1, 2018 and will remain open until filled.
Required Information:  To apply, submit the following items online by clicking  
  • Letter of interest addressing all position qualifications
  • Current resume
  • Names and current email addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references   
  • Online link to personal or other websites with examples of work
  • Unofficial transcript (official transcript is required when offer of employment is accepted)
University Facts:  Southeast Missouri State University is a comprehensive regional state university with seven colleges and schools, 11,500 students, and a faculty and staff of over 1,100.  Southeast, a moderately selective institution, offers baccalaureate, masters and specialist degrees, and participates in joint doctoral programs with the University of Missouri.  Cape Girardeau, a historic city in the heart of Southeast Missouri, is the hub of a thriving county with a population of approximately 71,000.  Serving a region of more than 500,000 people, it is the largest center for retail, medical, manufacturing, communications, and cultural activities between St. Louis and Memphis.
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