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OCT is a vibrant, fun, and supportive workplace staffed by creative people who are passionate about theater, arts education, and community service. 

 

At Oregon Children’s Theatre, we work hard and have fun. When we hire, we look for people who are creative, collaborative, and passionate about our mission of creating exceptional theater experiences that transform lives. We approach all our work with respect for the intelligence and creativity of children.

OCT is committed to building a creative and dynamic workplace that respects and celebrates individual differences and diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer, and strive to promote equity in our hiring practices inclusive of race, national or ethnic origin, religion, class, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability status. We especially encourage applications from candidates of traditionally underrepresented communities, and those who can help advance our goals of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Job Openings

Master Carpenter

Category: Seasonal Full-Time
Department: Production
Location: Primarily OCT's Scene Shop in NE Portland (near airport)
Compensation: Hourly, $16-$19/ hour DOE; eligible for benefits including healthcare and PTO.

Deadline: Friday, June 30, 2017. We encourage you to apply early. We will review applications on a rolling basis and schedule interviews as they’re considered.

To Apply: E-mail a cover letter, resume, and portfolio, if available, Morgan Yeates at morgan@octc.org with subject line “Master Carpenter Job.” Please either:

-Submit all materials as a single PDF (preferred), OR

-Name each file with your last name and document title (Sample: Yeates Resume.pdf)

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Master Carpenter supports the Technical Director (TD) by leading the build assisting with oversight of all scenic construction during the production season (August – May). OCT produces five mainstage productions and three student productions each season in three different venues, as well as additional events, tours, and projects. The position is directly supervised by the Technical Director.

The Master Carpenter can expect to work 36-40 hours/week. Our shop usually operates 10am-6pm, Monday-Friday, but hours are variable, and will include some weekends, evenings, and holidays as needed. The job duration is seasonal and during the 2017-18 season will last 32-40 weeks.

DUTIES (not all-inclusive)

· Works with TD on the technical specifications, costs and equipment required for each show; assists the implementations of approved technical designs.
· Builds & installs scenery and provides team leadership on all shop projects; supervises carpenters while TD is out of the shop.
· Alongside TD, organizes, schedules and maintains the function and cleanliness of shop, storage, and support areas, including buildings, and grounds.
· Assist with inventory and purchasing of all shop supplies, as well as repair and maintenance of tools and equipment.
· Provide cross-departmental organizational support for fundraising events, backstage tours and production elements of other programming to ensure overall success of all event and venue operations.

QUALIFICATIONS

We seek an individual with directly applicable experience, who is both able to teach and willing to learn. The successful candidate will be proactive, possess excellent time management skills, have strong attention to detail, and lead with a positive attitude. Being able to think ahead, problem solve and ask for clarification when needed are essential strengths.

· Three to five years of professional experience as a theatrical carpenter.
· Experience in all manner of theatrical scenery construction/installation (Welding, Rigging, Wood Construction, Finish Carpentry, etc.) Hydraulic, Pneumatic, or Automation are a plus.
· Strong computer proficiency [MS Office, Outlook, and drafting (Vectorworks preferred)].
· Ability to work days, weekends & evenings as needed to meet production deadlines.
· Competence to advise and enforce safety protocols.
· Applicant must be able to work both independently and as a crew leader.
· Ability to read and understand drawings generated by CAD programs.
· Ability to lift, push or maneuver up to 50-70 lbs repeatedly either alone or with others.
· Ability to work at heights via ladders and/or personnel lifts.
· The job requires a valid driver's license, and the ability to drive a 26’ box truck


Scenic Painter & Crafts Artisan

Category: Seasonal Full-Time
Department: Production
Location: Primarily OCT's Scene Shop in NE Portland (near airport)
Compensation: Hourly, $16-$19/hour DOE

Deadline: Friday, June 30, 2017. We encourage you to apply early. We will review applications on a rolling basis and schedule interviews as they’re considered.

To Apply: E-mail a cover letter, resume, and portfolio, if available, Morgan Yeates at morgan@octc.org with subject line “Scenic Painter Job.” Please either:

-Submit all materials as a single PDF (preferred), OR

-Name each file with your last name and document title (Sample: Yeates Resume.pdf)

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Scenic Painter & Crafts Artisan contributes to the construction and installation of all scenery during the production season (August – May), with a focus on painting and crafts. OCT produces five mainstage productions and three student productions each season in three different venues, as well as additional events, tours, and projects. The position is directly supervised by the Technical Director.

The Scenic Painter & Crafts Artisan can expect to work 30-40 hours/week. Our shop usually operates 10am-6pm, Monday-Friday, but hours are variable, and will include some weekends, evenings, and holidays as needed. The job duration is seasonal and during the 2017-18 season will last 25-30 weeks.

DUTIES (not all-inclusive)

· Painting scenic elements to match design elevations.
· Creating a list of paint and supplies to be purchased for each production.
· Mixing paint to match the designers paint elevations.
· Creating texture and color samples from the designer’s elevations.
· Creating patterns or stamps as necessary (wallpaper for example).
· Priming and base coating scenery as needed.
· Creating a “touch-up” kit and touching up the scenery as necessary.
· Touching up painted scenery after installation in the theater.
· Upkeep and Cleaning the paint area.
· Assisting with scenic craft projects as needed: foam work, sewing props & soft goods, paper craft, light carpentry, etc.
· Computer graphic manipulation for printed materials.

QUALIFICATIONS

We seek an individual with directly applicable experience, who is both able to teach and willing to learn. The successful candidate will be proactive, possess excellent time management skills, and have strong attention to detail. Being able to think ahead, problem solve and ask for clarification when needed are essential strengths.

· Three to five years of professional experience as a scenic painter.
· Strong computer proficiency, specifically Photoshop, GIMP or other graphic editing software.
· Ability to machine sew, specifically scenic curtains or drops and textile props.
· Experience with basic power and hand tools for scenic construction.
· Ability to work days, weekends & evenings as needed to meet production deadlines.
· Competence to advise and enforce safety protocols.
· Applicant must be able to work both independently and proactively.
· Ability to read and understand scenic elevations and scaled, working drawings.
· Ability to lift, push or maneuver up to 50 lbs repeatedly either alone or with others.
· Ability to work at heights via ladders and/or personnel lifts.
· The job requires a valid driver’s license.


Carpenter

Category: Seasonal Full-Time
Department: Production
Location: Primarily OCT's Scene Shop in NE Portland (near airport)
Compensation: Hourly, $15-$17/ hour DOE

Deadline: Friday, June 30, 2017. We encourage you to apply early. We will review applications on a rolling basis and schedule interviews as they’re considered.

To Apply: E-mail a cover letter, resume, and portfolio, if available, Morgan Yeates at morgan@octc.org with subject line “Carpenter Job.” Please either:

-Submit all materials as a single PDF (preferred), OR

-Name each file with your last name and document title (Sample: Yeates Resume.pdf)

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Carpenter participates in all scenic construction and installation during the production season (August – May). OCT produces five mainstage productions and three student productions each season in three different venues, as well as additional events, tours, and projects. The position is directly supervised by the Technical Director.

The Carpenter can expect to work 30-40 hours/week. Our shop usually operates 10am-6pm, Monday-Friday, but hours are variable, and will include some weekends, evenings, and holidays as needed. The job duration is seasonal and during the 2017-18 season will last 25-30 weeks.

DUTIES (not all-inclusive)

· Construction of scenery, in accordance with plans provided by Technical Director, through carpentry, welding, rigging, work with plastics, fabrics, foams, and other set related materials as deemed necessary by the Technical Director.
· Disassemble, store, salvage and/or dispose of old scenic elements.
· Assist with scenic load in as scheduled.
· Assist with props or base painting as needed.
· Help to maintain the cleanliness of shops/storage, and support areas, including building and grounds.

QUALIFICATIONS

We seek an individual with directly applicable experience, who is both able to teach and willing to learn. The successful candidate will be proactive, possess excellent time management skills and have strong attention to detail. Being able to think ahead, problem solve and ask for clarification when needed are essential strengths.

· Two to three years of professional experience as a theatrical carpenter.
· Expertise in and ability to complete theatrical set construction through carpentry, rigging, and/or welding. Hydraulic, pneumatic, or automation experience are a plus.
· Ability to work days, weekends & evenings as needed to meet production deadlines.
· Ability to read and understand drawings generated by CAD programs.
· Ability to lift, push or maneuver up to 50-70 lbs repeatedly either alone or with others.
· Ability to work at heights via ladders and/or personnel lifts.
· Experience operating box trucks (up to 26’-0” in length) a plus.