HEAD OF THEATRICAL PROPERTIES/2nd SCENIC PAINTER

Thunder Bay ON
Contract – 43 weeks

 

Magnus Theatre is the Professional Theatre of Northwestern Ontario and we strive to present the highest quality theatrical productions to our community; productions that engage and entertain. For the past 46 years, Magnus has been bringing national and international performing and technical talent to Thunder Bay to produce theatrical classics, modern award-winning shows, and new Canadian and Indigenous works.

We are seeking a qualified Head of Properties to lead and work in our Properties Shop, to construct or source all property elements for our 6 Mainstage Productions, Summer Production, and various fundraising events throughout our season. The Head of Props will also act as a 2nd Scenic Painter and will work in tandem with the Scenic Painter. The Head of Properties shall work under the supervision of and report to the Technical Production Manager (TPM) and the Assistant Technical Director (ATD).

Minimum Qualifications:

– B.A. in Theatre Production – specializing in Properties and/or Scenic Painting

and/or

– 5 years professional experience as a Properties Master in Theatre, Film or Dance

Certifications:

– First Aid Training

– Ontario Work At Height Certification

– WHMIS

Skills:

– Creation of Properties using a variety of techniques including: Moulding, Casting,

Sculpting, Painting and Kit-bashing

– Searching and acquiring specialty and period pieces for productions

– Re-upholstering and repairing furniture

– Working with Scale Technical Drawings provided by Set Designers – when required

– Creative Problem Solving

– Sourcing Props and Materials locally, within budget; through suppliers and the internet

– Scenic Painting and Visual Art Painting

– Supervision of employees, co-op students, and volunteers

– Maintaining a budget

– Adapting to a flexible schedule

– Ability to work Evenings and Weekends occasionally, in addition to a regular

work week.

– Ability to operate, and familiarity with, power and hand tools, and heavy shop

equipment, and air compression tools.

.Job Term:

August 1st to May 31st

How To Apply:

Please apply via email to technicalmanager@magnus.on.ca with the subject line, “Hey Nick, I’m a Props/Painter!” Applicants should reply with a C.V., cover letter, and a portfolio (if available).

Application deadline is July 14th 2017 Applicants will only be contacted if they are considered for an interview. Interviews will be scheduled for the week of July 17th, 2017. Interviews can be scheduled in person or through Skype/Google Hangouts. Please indicate your preferred interview format in your email response.