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The Footlight Players Theatre, Inc. invites applications for a part-time position (approximately 20 hours/week) for the ongoing 86th season (2017-2018).


The Footlight Players Theatre seeks an Assistant Technical Director (ATD)/Master Carpenter (MC) to provide support and technical leadership in connection with 6 to 7  mainstage shows per season. The ATD/MC will work with the Production Manager (PM)/Technical Director (TD)/Artistic Director (AD)/Executive Director (ED) to negotiate the scope of scenery for productions; help recruit and lead volunteers with the construction of scenic elements for productions based on working drawings and/or scenic models; assist the lighting and/or sound designers as needed; help stay on budget; maintain build schedules; create strike plans for production closings; help maintain shop infrastructure, inventory, and equipment; enforce and maintain standard health and safety practices; attend production meetings,  as well as rehearsals as needed; and perform other duties as assigned by the TD.


Minimum qualifications include a BFA or equivalent in an area related to the position or 5 years professional experience in scenery construction techniques, proficiency in use of stationary and hand power, woodworking tools; theatrical rigging, automation, and/or drafting; advanced computer skills in AutoCAD (preferred) or equivalent; proven ability in personnel management and budgeting; excellent work ethic including time management, work flow management, self-motivation, and interpersonal communication skills; ability to collaborate and work as part of a team; flexible schedule, including weekends and evenings as necessary. Desirable qualifications include advanced knowledge of theatrical rigging techniques.


Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. This part-time position has the potential to become a full-time position.


The Footlight Players, Inc. is a 232 seat non-profit community theatre company founded in 1931. The company produces 6 or 7 mainstage shows per season, in addition to a Piccolo Spoleto production during the yearly festival or a possible summer production. The Footlight Players, Inc. may play host to several rentals during the course of a year. The TD or ATD may be required to act as House Steward during such events. Separate compensation will be paid for festival/rental events.


For fullest consideration, submit a cover letter, resumé, and contact information (phone and email address), along with three references (phone and email address) to The Footlight Players Theatre, Attn: Executive Director, 20 Queen Street, Charleston, SC 29401.


The Footlight Players, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity employer. The Footlight Players, Inc. may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.