Dates:  May 2, 2016 through August 23, 2016

Overall Responsibility: Assist with the research, design, purchase and manufacture of all hand-held properties and set dressing for assigned production(s).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research as assigned by Properties Designer and/or Properties Foreperson for prop builds and purchases in collaboration.
  • Help sort through and organize Music Circus prop stock as appropriate.
  • Under the direction of the Properties Designer and/or Foreperson modify, build and paint props for each given production.
  • Assist with the creation of a prop bible for assigned productions.
  • As assigned, supervise and allocate work among interns.
  • Help to maintain a department paperwork including running supply lists and to-do lists.
  • Assist in packing properties appropriately to ensure the proper handling, storage, and organization of properties for rehearsal and the run of the show.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • B.A. in Theatre preferred.
  • Collegiate and/or professional musical theatre prop design work preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of power tools, painting techniques, and basic sewing required.
  • Possess creative problem solving skills.
  • Ability to take a note from the artistic team and implement necessary changes.
  • Ability to thrive in an environment that requires working under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to plan ahead and anticipate potential setbacks.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, efficiency, prioritization, and multi-tasking.

Interested applicants should email letter of intent and resume to Jill Lane with letter of intent and resume. Deadline to apply is March 18 although you are strongly encouraged to apply ASAP as the position will fill quickly.