Prop/Details Artisan

Contract (Short Term/Long Term)

Emursive Productions, the producing company behind the McKittrick Hotel, home of Sleep No More, Gallow Green, Manderley Bar, and The Club Car is seeking a Props/Details Artisan to work on a new production. The Props/Details Artisan, reporting to the Details Manager and Prop Manager, will support and execute the artistic vision of the Scenic Design as it relates to all prop and set decoration elements for assigned projects using a variety of methods and materials. The Prop Artisan must work well with a team of scenic craftspeople to create excellent work in a timely manner, maintain a safe and functional workspace, and create installations, perform set decoration on all spaces, and assist in hand prop creation under the guidance of the Props Manager while remaining in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.We are seeking someone who is a true self-starter, a multi-tasker, and someone able to prioritize responsibilities. Candidates will demonstrate attention to detail, creative problem-solving skills, possess and exhibit empathy, exude a good sense of humor, and a track record of on-their-feet problem solving. Candidates must be proactive and possess clear communication skills and the ability to be a team player.Please submit a cover letter and resume with the subject line “Prop Carpenter” No phone calls or unsolicited emails, please. We do not work with recruiters or placement agencies. All interested applicants should apply directly. Applications may be sent to [email protected].

– Work closely with the Detail Manager and Props Manager to acquire, build, or craft projects as assigned; including but not limited to detail installations, furniture, set dressing, soft goods, hand props, stage weaponry, food, and ephemera.
– Ability to be assigned projects and complete them autonomously, process design and engineering.
– Ensure a safe working environment at all times, and will report any unsafe conditions or behavior to the Technical Director.
– Complete projects on schedule with a high level of quality.
– Be independent, have an excellent attitude, and a passion for storytelling in immersive environments.

– 2+ years of professional experience
– Associate of Arts or BFA in Technical Theatre or related field or equivalent experience.
– Ability to read technical drawings.
– Experience working with varied materials and a wide variety of both powered and hand tools. – Ideal candidate will have a range of props artisan skills including, but not limited to; scene painting, hand and machine stitching, soft good construction, upholstery, mold making and casting, floral arranging, and paper goods graphics and construction.
– Demonstrate strong collaborative, communication, and technical skills – Demonstrate a willingness to maintain high standards for a quality, safe, and supportive work environment
– Demonstrate a strong sense of self-efficiency and organization
– Demonstrate strong problem solving skills and efficiency when working under pressure, time constraints, dim lighting, show volume, and in view of audience members.

– Communication
– Time-management
– Initiative
– Safety
– Technical
– Regulatory/Compliance
– Strategic Focus
– Managing Performance

Environmental Factors:
*Can complete responsibilities and duties under the following conditions when needed* – Spaces which contain large amounts of dust & uneven flooring
– Numerous trips up and down six floors, material carry as needed through the main staircase when elevator sizes are insufficient.
– Ability to lift 50 lbs unaided.

Contract Length:
Contracts begin upon hiring and range in 8 – 12 weeks in length.

$30/hr, Expected 40 hrs/wk


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