Employment

“Over the past quarter-­century, Nashville Repertory Theatre has grown into the benchmark of live local theatre—
a standard that other companies measure themselves by....”

- Nashville Scene -

Master Carpenter

Nashville Repertory Theatre is currently accepting applications for Master Carpenter to join us in our upcoming 2016-2017 season. Candidates must have a strong background in theatrical construction and techniques; this includes, but is not limited to: standard wood construction, welding, rigging knowledge, and basic knots. The ability to calmly problem solve and use of deductive reasoning skills are imperative.

The Master Carpenter reports directly to the Technical Director and is in charge of daily running of the scene shop, and overseeing the task list when the Technical Director is otherwise preoccupied. Must be able to prioritize and efficiently complete daily task list while leading a crew. Applicant must have a driver’s license and ability to drive a 26’ box truck (or a willingness to learn). Applicant must be able to lift a full sheet of ¾” MDF (approximately 96lbs.) without help, reach a height of 6’-0”, and be on their feet for a full work day.

Contract begins as soon as possible and ends May 2017 (Dates may be negotiable)

Applicants should email a letter of interest, a resume, and three references to Producing Artistic Director rene@nashvillerep.org with subject line: MASTER CARPENTER.

Costume Manager

Reports to the Artistic Director, works closely with Resident and Guest Costume Designers, actors and the other members of the production team.

Primary Responsibility
To realize the costume design for each Nashville Rep production while managing the available resources efficiently.

The Costume Manager should be a strong general manager who can effectively manage personnel, schedules, work spaces and equipment, a large rentals program, multiple budgets and a large costume inventory. He or she must:

  • Evaluate the personnel needed to build Nashville Rep productions, crew Nashville Rep shows during runs, and manage an ongoing costume rental program
  • Schedule, train and supervise costume staff including a shop assistant, a professional intern, college interns, hourly over hire stitchers, and volunteers
  • Have excellent people skills, meeting staff and volunteers where they are as to technical ability, insuring that their work/learning experience is a good one
  • Insure that all work spaces are kept clean and orderly
  • Organize costume storage efficiently
  • Keep costume shop and laundry machinery in working order
  • Maintain a separate budget for each Rep production, costume rentals, and general shop maintenance
  • Manage work flow so that costumes are provided in a timely manner

The Costume Manager must work closely with The Resident Costume Designer and Guest Costume Designers to create the look each designer has envisioned for his or her show. The Costume Manager has ultimate responsibility to:

  • Insure the quality of each costume piece, whether purchased or built
  • Insure that costumes are safe and comfortable
  • Insure that equity guidelines regarding costumes are met
  • Insure that the look the designer has created is maintained throughout the show run
  • Provide costumes for photo shoots
  • Work photo shoots and other marketing events where costumes are needed

While it is recognized that no person can be proficient in every technical skill, the Costume Manager should be a skilled costume technician, able to:

  • Measure and fit actors
  • Supervise the acquisition or construction of each costume piece for each show
  • Source and purchase costume items and materials as requested by the designer
  • Create patterns for costume garments working from designer’s sketches or research
  • Cut and sew costume garments
  • Fit, roll and style wigs and facial hair as needed working from designer’s sketches or research
  • Fit shoes, rubber and brace shoes as needed
  • Dye and distress costumes as needed
  • Purchase and/or build special effects make ups and devices including prosthetics and blood rigs

Applicants should email a letter of interest, a resume, and three references to Producing Artistic Director rene@nashvillerep.org with subject line: COSTUME MANAGER APPLICATION.


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