- Carpenter and Artisan, Properties Shop

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Carpenter and Artisan, Properties Shop


Carpenter and Artisan, Properties Shop

• Emerging Level


Juilliard: The Properties Carpenter and Artisan works as a collaborative member of our Prop team in support of Juilliard’s robust performance season, building props as assigned by the Properties Supervisor and the Assistant Properties Supervisor. Note that this is a seasonal, 41 week contract position.

Category Carpenter  Props 
Location Greater New York City Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Dec 29, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

  • Constructs/creates props in various media, including wood, metal, plastics, soft goods, and electrical.
  • Reinforce, alter, or adapt existing items to unusual use.
  • Actively engage in creatively addressing challenges.
  • Communicate with Supervisor and Assistant concerning construction needs and deadlines.
  • Assist in the estimating of materials needed for projects.
  • Research materials and techniques.
  • Repair or restore items as needed.
  • Respond to notes on projects in rehearsal.
  • Work on prop load-ins, strikes, and other prop- moving events.
  • Work closely with prop apprentices; assist in their training and development.
  • Maintain shop tools and assist in procuring replacement parts as needed.
  • Update inventory of tools and supplies as directed by Assistant Supervisor.
  • Build or repair storage devices.
  • Assist in the maintenance and inventory of storage areas.
  • Assist in safety coordination and training.
  • Assist in reviewing SDS file on construction materials.
  • Fulfill maintenance duties on a daily, weekly, and yearly basis in the prop shop, and ancillary spaces with particular emphasis on main shop and supply room.
Qualifications and Skills:
  • Three years experience in a professional prop shop or equivalent.
  • Ability to work within a team and maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
  • Skilled in Finish Carpentry
  • Welding
  • Upholstery
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Furniture repair and restoration.
  • Valid driver’s license 
  • Demonstrated commitment to culture of Health and Safety
  • Understanding of the mission of The Juilliard School as well as the School’s commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Willingness to participate in Juilliard’s inclusive policies and help promote a safe space.
  • Computer literate
  • Experience working with students or interns helpful
  • Experience in construction of gadgetry/contraptions.
  • Scenic painting experience a plus.
  • Photoshop
Salary Range:
$50,000 - $52,000

Job Type Full Time  Temporary 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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