Job Opening – Carpenter


Work Schedule: Part Time and Project based

Scheduled weekly M-F daytime hours w/ possibility of weekends & evenings

Work Location:  Cinnabar Theater in Petaluma

Reports To: Technical Director

Compensation $25-$30 per hour (based on experience)


About The Company

At Cinnabar Theater, we believe theater creates an extraordinary connection between artists and audiences. Whether we are producing new work, traditional works, young repertory works, or engaging people of all ages and backgrounds across Sonoma County  in our community and education programs, we put theater at the center of it all.

Cinnabar Theater commits to creating a safe space where the values of diversity, equity, access and inclusion are rooted in all levels and aspects of our work. We aim to attract, nurture and retain staff in a supportive home where we can be our best selves. We celebrate our commonalities and embrace our differences in order to ensure that everyone has access to our work onstage, behind the scenes and in the community.

Position Summary

Overhire Carpenters are project-based team members responsible for the assembly, modification, maintenance, and disassembly/disposal of scenic elements for Cinnabar Theater.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Install scenery on stage and complete scenic notes during the load-in, tech and preview process.
  • Assemble stage decks from stock and custom-made platforms.
  • Construct scenic elements out of wood, metal, and other materials.
  • Move scenery around the theatre and load and unload trucks with scenery and other materials as needed.
  • Maintain a clean, safe, and efficient work environment by putting away tools and equipment after use, keeping materials and equipment organized, sweeping up dust and debris and other related tasks.
  • Maintain and promote a safe work environment by following all safety regulations and alerting a supervisor of safety issues.
  • Communicate clearly and kindly, being respectful of fellow workers

Cinnabar Theater provides a dynamic working environment in which duties and responsibilities may change. Employees are expected to be flexible and responsive to changes in the scope of their duties.


  • Experience safely working with power and hand tools that are used to load in and strike theatrical scenery.
  • Experience with theatrical rigging or willingness to learn about rigging systems and components.
  • Willingness to learn theatrical terminology for ease of onsite communication.
  • Ability to take direction and work with others as a cohesive team.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with people that are mixed across lines of differences such as race, gender-identity, sexual orientation, religion, ability, age, class, and immigrant status.
  • With advanced notice, ability to work a flexible schedule including morning, evening, and weekend hours.

Minimum Requirements

  • Ability to frequently lift, carry or otherwise move and position objects weighing up to 50lbs.
  • Ability to regularly stand, stoop, bend, kneel, reach and climb in various positions to perform tasks.
  • Ability to climb ladders and work in high places.

Cinnabar Theater strongly recommends that all employees stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters.

How to Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to Please be sure to include the position title in the subject line of the email. In the cover letter, please indicate how you became aware of this position, e.g., name of website, current employee, other source. No phone calls please. We will contact qualified individuals to set up interviews.

Cinnabar Theater is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, color, ancestry, disability, age, national origin, pregnancy, veteran/military status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by law.