Dates:  June 2, 2016 through August 29, 2016

Overall Responsibility: Coordinate the running and storage of properties during rehearsals and performances.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Attend all production meetings, rehearsals, and performances.
  • During rehearsal, set up and strike necessary props for scenes being rehearsed.
  • Take detailed notes of any issues with the props and notify the Props Designer.
  • Supervise the proper storage of all props during and after each rehearsal and performance.
  • For each performance, act as lead and supervise crew of volunteers and interns.
  • Ensure the smooth and efficient running of prop shifts and verify that shifts have been completed properly and safely.
  • Maintain order and cleanliness of backstage prop areas between rehearsals and performances.
  • Ensure all props are returned where or to whom they belong at change-overs and strikes.
  • Generate all appropriate props paperwork, such as preset sheets and running lists.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • A B.A. in Theatre preferred.
  • Previous professional experience in theatre required.
  • Ability to give clear directions and encourage questions when working with staff, interns and/or volunteers.
  • Possess a talent for setting standards of excellence and inspiring a sense of group responsibility among team members.
  • Demonstrated experience in personnel management, time management and work flow analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and facilitating procedure and creating documentation.
  • Basic computer skills and knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to plan ahead and anticipate potential setbacks.
  • Ability to calmly and succinctly resolve conflict.
  • Ability to thrive in an environment that requires working under tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, efficiency, prioritization, and multi-tasking.
  • Working knowledge of safety standards and implementation of the same.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

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.