Scenic Technician
Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA

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Scenic Technician works alongside student technicians and managers in the creation of scenery elements for School of Drama productions. Scenic Technician may also be called upon to assist installing productions in our theatre spaces. Requires applied knowledge of materials handling, installation & assembly, and theatrical counterweight rigging practices.
Qualifications
: Minimum:
  • Education: High School Diploma
  • Licenses: Valid U.S. driver's license
  • Experience: 2 years experience in Theater Scenery Construction in an Academic environment.
  • Skills: Applied knowledge of materials handling, installation and assembly and theatrical counterweight practices. Must be able read and understand technical design draftings and to plan, organize, and implement scenic construction from the design draftings. Must be proficient in standard theatre fabrication techniques including carpentry, welding, and rigging in a counterweight fly system.
  • Physical Mobility: sitting; walking; pulling; carrying; bending; stooping; standing; lifting; climbing; handling; heavy work (This requires lifting 100 lbs. maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 50 lbs.);
  • Environmental Conditions: intermittent noise; dusts; vibration;
  • Mental: ability to understand, respond and to follow directions; ability to work under pressure; ability to pay close attention to detail; ability to meet deadlines; perform repetitive tasks; ability to organize work;
Preferred:
  • Education: Bachelors degree in theatre, with emphasis in scenery construction.
  • Experience: 3+ years of experience in professional scenery fabrication environment.
  • Skills: Advanced scenic carpentry, CNC Router Operation, Laser Cutter operation, Welding proficiency, theatrical and/or arena rigging certification.

Department URL : http://www.drama.cmu.edu/

Job Function : Other
Primary Location : United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh
FT/PT Status : Temporary Part Time less than 4 months
Organization : DRAMA

Minimum Education Level : Associate's Degree or equivalent

Salary : 7.25 - 12.00 US Dollars Hourly

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