Theater Scene Shop Supervisor
St. Mary’s College of Maryland at Historic St. Mary’s City is accepting résumés for the contingent position of Theater Scene Shop Supervisor. This position manages the construction of theater scenery, assists in the construction, placement, and rigging of scenery for departmental productions, performs general maintenance and upkeep of shop machinery and tools, helps to plan and organize the construction projects, and instructs and supervises student workers in the construction of theater scenery. This is a part-time contingent position with an hourly pay rate of $25.00.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Theater with an emphasis in Technical Theater is required. At least two years of practical work experience in the technical preparation and construction of theater scenery and stage units is required. Other requirements include: supervisory skills; mechanical skills in the use of hand and power tools, and gas and electric welders; ability to read and understand floor plans, color renderings, electrical schematics, and advanced construction plans or blueprints; strong oral and written communication skills; ability to instruct on material relevant to technical production labs; ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds; ability to lift and carry materials weighing between 50 - 100 pounds on a daily basis. This position requires prolonged standing, frequent bending or stooping, and climbing of steps and ladders. Occasionally may be required to work on a stage grid at a height of 60 feet. Ability to work evenings and/or weekends, particularly prior to openings of theater production presentations is required. Any combination of acceptable education and experience, which has provided the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the requirements of this position, may be considered. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and proof of COVID-19 vaccination, medical and religious exemptions will be considered.
Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary's College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in Historic St. Mary's City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland's public honors college. Undergraduate and residential in nature, with a diverse coeducational student body numbering approximately 1600, St. Mary's emphasizes excellence in teaching. The institution was awarded a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in 1997. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and close proximity to the amenities of Washington D.C., Baltimore and Richmond.
St. Mary’s College (www.smcm.edu ) embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission. We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity. Application materials should include a cover letter, résumé (including e-mail address), and three references and must be submitted online at: apply.interfolio.com/109720. Questions may be directed to David Smith at 240-895-4245.
Review of résumés will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.