Shop Manager / Head Carpenter

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera

Salt Lake City, UT

Work Location: In-office


Website Utah Symphony | Utah Opera

UTAH SYMPHONY | UTAH OPERA seeks candidates for Shop Manager / Head Carpenter to oversee and participate in running the Utah Opera Scenic Studios. This position works with the Technical Directors to execute the construction of scenery for performing art and commercial productions. They assist with the scenic bidding process, help select over hire, instruct and oversee building of scenic elements and assure that a high-quality standard is met. Assists with load in and load out of the theater as needed. Shop manager maintains inventory and general stock of building materials.

Candidate must be proficient in the following responsibilities: reading and executing design & construction drawings, wood working, ferrous and non- ferrous metal fabrication, building with plastics and alternative materials, the proper use and maintenance of tools, theatrical rigging, and a working knowledge of AutoCAD preferred. Candidate should be a graduate of an accredited technical theatre program or have relevant work experience. Experience in a professional theatre producing large scale scenery preferred. Candidate should be highly organized, detail oriented, have strong written and verbal communication skills, management experience, the ability to operate well under pressure, value a safe work environment and work well in a team atmosphere. Experience with IA union crews preferred. This is full-time, salaried, exempt position with competitive pay and excellent benefits.

Please apply online. Application materials should include a resume and cover letter.

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