Job Openning – Prop Master/Set Dresser

CINNABAR ARTS CORPORATION

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Prop Master/Set Dressing

Reports to: Artistic Director & Technical Director

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

This position is accountable for purchasing, acquiring, manufacturing, properly placing, and/or overseeing any props for the production and ensuring storage, inventory, and readiness of required props for the production. The prop master also collaborates with other members of the production managing the physical appearance and set dressings of the stage and to maintain set continuity.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Collaborate with the director of the production, the set designer, and other members of the production team to physically express their stylistic and aesthetic requirements.
Develops and maintains an effective working relationship with the production team.
Works with Technical Director and Artistic Director to physically express their stylistic and aesthetic requirements for the production.
Meet with the Production Director as needed to develop a props list that meets the needs and vision of the Director.
Assist with selection of props pieces for promotional photo shoots.
Arrange for borrowing or rental of props as needed.
Responsible for keeping inventory of all props in the production.
Ensure that all props are ready for each scene in the production.
Arrange for cleaning, and storage of props at the completion of the run.
Ensure props are stored in a clean, organized manner for proper accounting/inventory system tracking.
Coordinate the return of any rented or borrowed props and the return of CAC inventory to stock at the completion of the run.
Research prop requirements for theater productions, conducts searches for sources of required materials, and acquires materials.
Learn to operate props (if necessary) and train actors in the use of props.
Maintains props including extensive inventory of stock materials. Knows what Cinnabar stock prop materials are available and how best to use stock for theater productions.
Attends all pre-production meetings, technical rehearsals, and other rehearsals as needed.
Abides by Cinnabar’s policies and guidelines and ensures there are no conflicts of interest.
This new position is part-time – 20 hours per week, with schedule fluctuating from production to production and has the potential to grow into F/T.

JOB KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrates friendly and personable attitude.
Ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
Highly organized and able to meet established goals and deadlines.
Demonstrates a “can do” approach and possesses high level of initiative and follow through.
Commitment to excellence and high standards, including integrity and ethics.
Computer literacy and proficiency required.
Adheres to Cinnabar’s policies and guidelines.
Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Completion of High School or GED. Degree in Fine Arts or comparable is highly desirable.
A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in theater productions including experience running of productions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

The work environment varies and includes office environment, theater, studio, and storage facilities.
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
Must employ required safety practices with all props.
Able to hear, see, sit, stand, walk, and use hands and fingers with frequent repetition.
Ability to work overtime and flexible hours, including weekends.
Please send resume and cover letter of interest to Admin@cinnabartheater.org