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Prop Shop Foreperson - The Old Globe

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Prop Shop Foreperson - The Old Globe



The Old Globe, a Tony Award-winning theatre and one of the country’s leading regional LORT B+ theatres seeking qualified applicants for a Prop Shop Foreperson, responsible for leading prop fabrication in support of The Old Globe’s 15 show season of a broad range of work from Shakespeare and the classical repertoire to world premiere musicals and plays on its three stages, touring productions, and Arts Engagement events.

The position is ideal for highly qualified artisan, furniture maker, and shop manager. In this role, you’ll get to work with some of America’s best scenic designers, directors, and creative teams. Our well-equipped shop is tightly integrated into the rehearsal process and provides ongoing support to shows in performance. You will be an integral part of making our productions amazing.

Responsibilities include: Supervising and working alongside props artisans, building and modifying stage properties to meet design specifications, furniture construction and restoration, hand prop creation, painting, sewing, creation of food and other prop materials, supporting ongoing productions, shop and warehouse maintenance, and providing regular safety training to department staff.

Desired Skills: Crew supervision, carpentry, metal working (welding, braising, and finishing), art skills, (including painting, sculpture and design), sewing and associated crafts, Safe shop work practices, shop organization, tool and equipment maintenance, period styles, furniture construction, puppetry, casting, molding, faux painting techniques, electro-mechanical effects and pneumatics.

Other Requirements: Valid California Driver’s license and ability to drive vehicles including 24’ trucks.

Work schedule is 40 hours/week, 9am-6pm, with occasional overtime and weekend assignments. This is a full-time, IATSE Local 122 Union position available January 2023. Hourly pay rate is $27.32/hour; benefits include vacation, IATSE Pension, and Union Health plans. If the selected candidate is not a member of the Union, they will be required to join IATSE local 122.

The Old Globe is actively committed to fostering a culture of equity, diversity, inclusion, and access in all areas of our operation. By making intentional, actionable steps, we strive to make The Old Globe a place where theatre makers, employees, volunteers, audience members, and community members of all identities and backgrounds belong. The Old Globe welcomes candidates who demonstrate a commitment to these goals. We strongly encourage people with the following identities to apply: BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, people living with disabilities, and those from other historically and presently marginalized groups. Multilingual candidates are also strongly encouraged to apply.

Send cover letter and resume to, subject: Prop Shop Foreperson.