Scenic Carpenter - Actors Theatre of Louisville
-Full-Time Seasonal, Non-Exempt
About Actors Theatre of Louisville
Celebrating 50 years of outstanding theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, the State Theatre of
Kentucky, is the flagship arts organization in the Louisville community. Under the leadership of
Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein, Actors Theatre serves to
unlock human potential, build community and enrich quality of life by engaging people in
theatre that reflects the wonder and complexity of our time.
Actors Theatre presents almost 500 performances annually and delivers a broad range of
programming including classical repertory and contemporary work through the Brown-Forman
Series, holiday favorites, a series of free theatre by its Acting Apprentice Company and the
Humana Festival of New American Plays.
Summary of Position:
To construct scenery and set pieces in accordance with designer plans; includes carpentry,
welding, work with plastics, fabrics or other materials. The Scenic Carpenter works as part of the
Sets Department team to construct, transport, set up, and strike all sets used in Actors Theatre
productions, and is required to help maintain a safe, clean and friendly work environment.
Construct scenery and set pieces
Enforce daily shop cleanup and organization.
Install scenery on stage including mechanically moving pieces, stationary pieces and
Prepare area around stage; could include special railings, seat installation or removal or
painting voms and tiers
Participate in strike of set at end of the performance run.
Assist other departments in moving large equipment or heavy material handling
Assist other departments as time and production needs demand
Perform other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by direct supervisor or
Two years professional experience
Broad knowledge of carpentry, metal working, rigging, tools and theatrical products
Ability to understand and execute construction drawings
Ability to work as a team member and maintain a positive attitude in times of stress
Ability to lift, push, pull or otherwise maneuver up to 70 lbs repeatedly, either alone or
Comfortable working on ladders, mechanical lifts or other high places.
Comfortable working in confined spaces.
Familiarity with AutoCAD
Compensation will be competitive with similar positions throughout the country. The range of
benefits includes medical and dental insurance, long-term and short-term disability insurance,
paid time off, a 403(b) retirement plan.
Applicants for this position should email resume, cover letter, salary requirements to:
Actors Theatre of Louisville
316 W. Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Email: [email protected]
No phone calls please.
Actors Theatre is committed to recruiting and fostering a diverse community of staff and
students. Individuals from traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to