Master Carpenter (Fixed Term 6 Month Contract)

Salary: £31,836 (full-time equivalent)

6 month contract

Closing date for applications: Monday 22 November

The Master Carpenter will work in liaison with the Head of Construction, Directors, and Designers to achieve the best possible production values within the resources available and within the parameters set by the Head of Production.

Working along the Head of Production, the Master Carpenter will ensure the safe construction of all set items for the school’s productions as agreed with the Head of Production. They will ensure the safe rigging of all set and associated items for productions, the safe and efficient use of the construction workshop and all tools and equipment within, and will support the Construction Manager in all aspects of the day to day running of the workshop (including running the department in their absence). They will construct scenery by whatever method and using appropriate materials as agreed by the Construction Manager or Head of Production in their absence.

 Duties will include:

  • Attending and contributing to production, progress, and staff meetings as required.
  • Being on show call to fly production elements as required.
  • Working with The Head of Production and other staff in maintaining the school’s theatre areas within the premises and such other performance venues which the school may use from time to time.

Skills Required:

You will need to be conversant in CAD and/or Vectorworks and have good general IT literacy; able to act within all agreed safety guidelines in the use of the workshop and its equipment; able to accurately interpret working drawings, ground plans and scale models and able to assist the Construction Manager in maintaining all the theatres workshop machinery, tools and equipment and general housekeeping as required.

You must agree to undertake any training and professional development as required and agree to undertake any other duties which may reasonably be regarded as within the scope of the post as requested by the Head of Production.

Health & Safety:

You must be particularly mindful of the potential dangers of the workshop and stage environment and ensure that any staff, whether full-time, casual or visiting staff are properly instructed and supervised in the use of all tools and equipment.

You must be familiar with current Health and Safety regulations relevant to the profession and have experience in risk assessment, ladder safety and COSHH.

You must be confidently able to advise the Head of Construction and Head of Production of any Health and Safety issues that may arise.

You must assist as required in maintaining Health and Safety records relevant to the workshop.

Applications should be sent to: Cheryl Jarman, Head of HR:

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