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Props Artisan - The Old Globe

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Props Artisan - The Old Globe



The Old Globe seeks a multi-talented props craftsperson. The position is ideal for someone who likes working in many media: from furniture to paper crafts, flowers to fabrics. In this role, you’ll get to work with some of America’s best scenic designers, creating props and décor for 15 shows, touring productions, and community engagement events, annually. Our well-equipped shop is tightly integrated into the rehearsal process and provides ongoing support to shows in performance.

Responsibilities include: 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, and shop and warehouse maintenance.

Desired Skills: Carpentry, art skills, (including painting, sculpture and design,) experience with metal working (welding, braising, and finishing), sewing, and associated crafts.

Desired Knowledge and Experience: period styles, furniture construction, color theory, casting, molding, safe work practices with wood and metal working tools, faux painting techniques, and safe work practices with tools, art supplies, and hazardous materials. Valid California Driver’s license and the willingness to drive 24’ trucks is required.

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 $25.13/hour; benefits include vacation, and 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.

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