Job Details

Southeast Missouri State University
  • Position Number: 3291646
  • Location: Cape Girardeau, MO
  • Position Type: Fine and Applied Arts - Theatre and Dance

Scene Shop Supervisor

Southeast Missouri State University

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 202200161-01

Location: Cape Girardeau, MO

Department: Theatre and Dance


Position Summary
Scene Shop Supervisor
The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance
Full-Time; 10-month renewable Professional Staff position

Primary Responsibilities
Each year, between July 15th - May 15th:

  • Manage the daily operations of the scene shop
  • Oversee and participate in construction of scenery, stage rigging, sound engineering, electrics, scene painting, and welding
  • Coordinate or supervise coordination of properties for all main stage productions
  • Assist in planning and organizing projects
  • Conduct routine general maintenance, provide upkeep of shop machinery, and provide inventory management
  • Assist with scenery installations and strikes of all conservatory productions

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma and 7 years professional experience as a carpenter and/or stagehand OR Bachelor's Degree and significant professional experience as a carpenter and/or stagehand
  • Ability to read construction drawings and interpret scene designers' works
  • Demonstrated rigging skills
  • Demonstrated electrical and sound skills
  • Experience in properties
  • Experience in various techniques of scene painting
  • Experience or desire to learn welding
  • Ability to follow proper usage of equipment and enforce safety standards
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills
  • Excellent communication skills with ability and willingness to train students of various levels of proficiency
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Strong collaboration skills, working with professional staff and faculty
  • Willingness to work irregular and flexible hours
  • Ability to adhere to strict production schedule and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities

Required Information & Deadline
Application Deadline: To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by August 12th, 2022. The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.

To Apply: Complete the online application by clicking on the APPLY button at the top of the page and submit the following items:

  • Letter of interest addressing all position qualifications
  • Current resume
  • Names and contact information of three professional references
  • Link to examples of work

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