Backstage Employment Network This live entertainment industry job board is brought to you by Timeless communications, publisher of Projection, Lights and Staging News, FRONT of HOUSE and Stage Directions Magazines. en_US Scenic Shop Foreman <p>Job Description&nbsp;</p> <p>We are a Scenic Shop looking for a talented and dependable person to join our team as a Shop Foreman/Manager. Experience as a Scenic Carpenter/Installer working in Corporate Event and/or theatrical scenery manufacturing is preferred. Must have supervisory experience and the ability to organize the progress of multiple employees working on multiple projects.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Shop Foreman position will require the supervision of 8 to 12 shop employees while also overseeing the Rental Inventory personnel. The Foreman must be able to lay out builds per provided drawings, must be able to work within tight deadlines, plus be able to work well individually, and as part of a team.</p> <p>Job Requirements:&nbsp;</p> <p>Experience as a stagehand working special events and shows required&nbsp;</p> <p>Minimum 5 years experience as a stagehand/lead carpenter and/or shop foreman managing multiple projects, multiple employees and trade contractors preferred&nbsp;</p> <p>Extensive knowledge of woodworking and metalworking practices, procedures, techniques, tools and equipment, materials, specifications, quality control, cost control, safety and applicable building codes&nbsp;</p> <p>Ability to work with various materials, including lumber, metal, acrylics, paint</p> <p>Mathematical skills and analytical skills necessary to do material and labor estimates&nbsp;</p> <p>Proficient at blueprint reading&nbsp;</p> <p>Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and written; Bilingual in Spanish would be a plus&nbsp;</p> <p>Must be available to work various shifts, including some evenings and weekends&nbsp;</p> <p>Ambitious, self-starter, with good work ethic&nbsp;</p> <p>There will be some client interaction, so a pleasant and service-oriented demeanor is required&nbsp;</p> <p>Final candidates for the position living outside of the metro Phoenix area will be required to travel to our shop in Phoenix, AZ for a 2-week trial period of employment; local accommodations and flights will be paid for by the company, in addition to 2 weeks&rsquo; salary.&nbsp;</p> <p>Must pass criminal background check and pre-employment drug screening</p> <p>Job Duties:&nbsp;</p> <p>Supervise shop carpenters and personnel during the fabrication of scenic components, while clearly explaining steps, providing clear directions, and answering questions about fabrication processes to employees and subcontractors.</p> <p><br /> Quickly identify potential project delays, needed design modifications and potential scheduling conflicts, in order to generate and implement needed modifications&nbsp;</p> <p>Establish relationships with all parties involved in the fabrication process that will facilitate harmonious working relationships during projects, and permit prompt resolution of problems and conflicts as they occur.</p> <p>Organization and tracking of all rental department inventory&nbsp;</p> <p>Assist with the build, install and strike of scenic components&nbsp;</p> <p>Assist with the loading and unloading of trucks&nbsp;</p> <p>Occasional driving of a 26&rsquo; truck, mainly for local installs, required</p> 29 Aug 2014 12:41 +0000 Scene Shop Coordinator <p>The Scene Shop Coordinator plays a strong role in ensuring the highest standards related to the success of all productions. This involves project management and overseeing the daily scenery construction work of students and overhire employees. The Scene Shop Coordinator provides guidance and instruction to a large part-time student work-force and trains student assistants to safely and effectively construct and install scenery using a variety of scenic materials and sound construction techniques.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Supervisory Responsibility: The Scene Shop Coordinator supervises overhire carpenters, riggers and welders in addition to student workers.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Collaboration: The Coordinator interacts with all constituents of The Clarice to support the mission of The Clarice. S/he also works collaboratively with the professor of record to prepare for and support laboratory and other classes that are scheduled in the scene shop.</p> <p>Please visit, <a href=""></a> for complete and detailed job description and qualifications.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Qualifications:</p> <p>Minimum: Bachelor's degree in technical theatre or related field or equivalent combination of education, training and relevant experience. Four years professional experience in theatrical scenic construction, welding and/or theatrical rigging including at least two years in supervisory role. Comprehensive knowledge of skill in methods and techniques of carpentry and MIG welding.&nbsp; Ability to read, interpret, and work from blueprints, CAD drawings, and specifications. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to enforce safety standards and participate in first aid, CPR and university training.</p> <p>SALARY: High 40's</p> <p>TO APPLY: Submit application online at JOBS.UMD.EDU. Include cover letter, resume, salary history and the names and contact information of 3 professional references. Best consideration date : September 12, 2014. The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and Women Are Encouraged to Apply.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 20 Aug 2014 14:51 +0000 Nashville Touring Lighting Director <p style="margin: 0px; font-size: 12px; font-family: Helvetica;">For those who are looking for a gig or know someone who is&hellip;. We're looking for a Nashville based Lighting Director for an artist who will be in direct support of a headlining US tour.&nbsp; Start up date still to be confirmed but dates are solid though next year and beyond.&nbsp; The show will be designed and programmed so it will be a great opportunity for a younger LD to cut their teeth or for a bit or for a more experienced LD to hook up with a successful &ldquo;up and comer&rdquo;.&nbsp; Specifics are still being worked out but if you or anyone you know are interested please send me a message and we'll be in touch.&nbsp; Thank You!</p> 04 Aug 2014 11:30 +0000