Friday, 02 June 2017 15:51

Assistant Scenery Supervisor

Sponsoring Organization

The Public Theater



425 Lafayette St. New York, NY 10003


Until Filled



The Public Theater seeks a skilled and enthusiastic Assistant Scenery Supervisor to join a tight knit, dynamic team. The Assistant Scenery Supervisor will work closely with the Scenery Supervisor and 2 Associate Scenery Supervisors to coordinate the scheduling, budgeting, and construction for multiple shows in 6 theaters. They will work directly with designers, directors, and the rest of the production department to ensure all scenery meets the needs of the design as well as the budget in a safe and efficient manner. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Generate working drawings
- Calculate, design, and execute weight bearing methods for scenery build and install 
- Design and execute safe configuration and rigging for all moving set pieces
- Ensure safe and conscientious workmanship and working conditions
- Generate and maintain scenery budgets
- Develop and manage work schedules for the scenery department
- Train and manage freelance crew as necessary
- Work some late nights and weekends 

- 2 + years of theater experience managing people and running crews
- Experience in creating, working with, and maintaining budgets
- Comprehensive knowledge of scenery technologies, processes, and equipment
- Proficient in technical theater construction, rigging, and safety
- Experience with automation preferred
- Proficent in AutoCAD - knowledge of Vector Works a plus
- Proficient in common computer skills including Excel, Work, and Acrobat. 
- Calm demeanour and interpersonal skills
- Strong organization and communication skills
- Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment overseeing multiple projects at once. 

The Public is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opprotunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will recieve consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status. 

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