Goodspeed Musicals
East Haddam, CT
LAST MINUTE | UNION | Professional Job

Expires: 07/12/24

Job Dates

08/12/24 - 12/30/24


$17 - $19 per hour

General Statement of Job Function: The Carpenter/Stagehand Swing is responsible for assisting the scenic department in the creation, load-in, and strike of production elements. In addition, this position is the main coverage for stagehands and show run crew.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities as a Carpenter:
Complete all projects assigned by TD, ATD, and/or SF in a safe manner.
Participate in the planning, construction, load-in, rigging, technical notes and strikes of all scenic elements as assigned.
Maintain a safe, respectful and collaborative work environment.
Work collaboratively and effectively with a wide variety of coworkers at different levels of skill and knowledge
Recognize and report problems in a calm and efficient manner.
Ability to learn and utilize construction methods and material choices for assigned projects.
Utilizing the provided Safety Data Sheets, practice safe and appropriate use of common chemical based products found in a scene shop including, but not limited to: Bondo, B-I-N Paint, Spray Paint, Barge, contact cement, spray adhesives, epoxies, etc.
Participate in the transportation and shifting of scenery.
Participate in packing of all scenic elements, tools, hardware and materials required for all load-ins and strikes.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities as a Stagehand Swing:
Complete all assigned scenic moves in a safe, accurate, and timely manner during rehearsals and performances.
Maintain a safe, respectful and collaborative work environment.
Work collaboratively and effectively with a wide variety of coworkers at different levels of skill and knowledge
Attend and participate in all technical rehearsals, notes, crew calls and performances as assigned.
Assist in coordinating the shifting and storing all scenic and properties elements.
Participate in daily/weekly inspection of all rigging and motorized scenic elements.
Assist in the maintenance and repair of any damaged scenic elements and production equipment.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide assistance to other departments during the run of a production that includes, but not limited to, prop and costume handoffs, board and follow spot operation.
Maintain a clean and safe workspace.
Exhibit interpersonal savvy, which includes relating comfortably to a variety of personalities; cultivating and maintaining positive relationships; employing discretion, diplomacy, and tact; seeking the positive in all situations.
Comfortably and effectively cope with change and ambiguity, which includes effectively transitioning between tasks and timelines; identifying priorities and making good decisions with a minimum of information; staying relaxed and proactive when things are uncertain.
A commitment to an equitable work environment, which includes use of gender inclusive language; support for individual gender expression, racial equity and inter-generational collaboration; accessibility for people with disabilities; and cultural sensitivity.
Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications + Skills: Able to repeatedly climb four flights of stairs while carrying 40 pounds and work long hours during tech periods; Availability nights, weekends, and the occasional holiday.

Preferred Qualifications + Skills: Valid drivers license with safe driving record; Ability to work comfortably at elevations of up to 30 feet. Experience in Technical theatre.

Goodspeed Musicals' goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the community we serve. Goodspeed Musicals is committed to creating an equitable, inclusive, and accessible workplace environment, and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, non-gender binary/trans individuals, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please be advised that the current representation for this position is under IATSE Local 84. The benefits outlined will apply until a formal agreement is reached between IA and Goodspeed. It's important to note that these benefits may be subject to adjustments based on the outcome of ongoing negotiations. Candidates do not need to be union to apply.

To Apply:
Submit Resume and Cover Letter to jobs@goodspeed.org


Dominick Pinto

Production Manager



(860) 873-8661

Business Address

Box A

East Haddam, CT 06423

Posted: 01/12/2024 09:34:00 EST

Last Updated: 03/15/2024 20:30 EST

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