Head of Props

The Chemainus Theatre Festival is seeking a part-time, permanent Head of Props to join our team. Reporting to the Production Manager, the Head of Props is responsible for the acquisition and adaptation of all props as prescribed by a production’s rehearsal period, following practices in accordance with Worksafe BC and theatrical industry standards.
The position’s duties include: the buying/ building/ adapting props as prescribed by the production, compiling pre-production props lists, managing/ balancing prop budgets, advising the Production Manager when a prop may need to be outsourced, on-going communication with stage management teams & directors about prop statuses, prop maintenance, managing/ inventorying/ organizing props stock, rentals.

Qualifications:
College or university degree or diploma in Theatre Production or equivalent experience.
A minimum of two years’ professional theatre experience, as well as experience working in textiles, plastics, sculpture, woodwork, metalwork, etc.

Skills & Specifications:

  • Excellent time management.
  • Broad knowledge of theatrical procedures, tools and products.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of theatrical building practices in soft goods, paper, wood, metal and other materials.
  • Ability to interpret technical drawings.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Able to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing.
  • Working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Preference will be given to persons holding additional certificates, including: WHMIS, Occupational First Aid Level I, LPEC, Firearms certificate, Welding.

Remuneration:
Commensurate with experience.

Start Date: Negotiable.

To Apply:
Application Deadline: until filled.

Apply to:
(Application by email is preferred, with Subject Line “Application for Head of Props”)
Nicole Lamb – Production Manager at nlamb@chemainustheatre.ca
Or by mail to:
Nicole Lamb – Production Manager
Chemainus Theatre Festival
9574 Bare Point Road
Chemainus, BC V0R 1K5