The Scenic Carpenter will assist in the build and assembly of scenic elements for Westbury National events and have a strong background in finishing and scenic carpentry. This position will include the use of tools such as a Table Saw, Brad Nailer, Sliding Compound Mitre Saw and Pneumatic Tools. The Scenic Carpenter will work with crews in the carpentry shop, various venues and environments, both indoor and outdoor, to install rigging, drapery, scenery, and erect staging and scaffold structures for live events and entertainment. This position is scheduled by the labor department and reports to project leads.
Key responsibilities will include:
- Use and care of the equipment and tools in the Carpentry shop
- Interpreting a construction drawing and being able to build it with limited supervision
- Construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures of various materials including: wood, plywood, laminate and painted materials.
- Installation and removal of Scaffold Systems, including frame and brace and all-round
- Installation and removal of Modular Stage Systems, including JDI, Wenger, and Ultrastage, as well as conventional box risers
- Installation and removal of scenic drapery, including blacks, germans, venetians, and austrian drapes
- Installation, operation and removal of scenic rigging, including traveler track, kabuki and oleo drops
- Work within the company’s health & safety policies, procedures, and guidelines, and maintain a safe working environment for all staff and stakeholders
- 1-4 years’ experience in set and stage construction, scenery preparation, scenic painting and rigging.
- Post-secondary education in Theatre, Film or Television specializing in scenic carpentry
- Knowledge of professional procedures and practices used by Theatre arts, live events, and crafts workers; occupational practices of the Theatre and its machinery and equipment, and the safety procedures involved in working with this machinery and equipment
- Knowledge of standard practices used in the construction of staging; conventional methods of mounting and rigging stage scenery; and the characteristics of the common elements used in scenic construction
- Experience with AutoCAD, SketchUp or other computer aided drafting programs is an asset