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Clarence Brown Theatre Scene Shop Assistant
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Job ID 4544
Job Type On-Campus Jobs (FWS) Tier 1
Employer Theatre (Clarence Brown Theatre)
Date Posted Aug 09, 2023
Category Carpentry
Job Description

Get ready to dive into the exciting world of theatre craftsmanship! As part of our Scene Shop Work-Study Team, you'll team up with our skilled Carpenters to bring sets to life and work on captivating theatre improvement projects. This season at the Clarence Brown is full of amazing shows with really great projects to work on. Were bringing back our large Christmas show and will have lots of automation and special FX work to do!

Your Role:


Your creative journey begins with:

-Hands-On Creativity: Imagine being at the heart of bringing a director's vision to life! Working in a scene shop allows you to work directly with designers, turning sketches and plans into tangible, awe-inspiring sets.


-Artistic Collaboration: It's like being part of a creative symphony! You'll collaborate with talented individuals from various backgrounds – carpenters, painters, prop makers – to collectively craft a captivating world on stage.


Skill Mastery: From wielding power tools with finesse to honing your craftsmanship, the scene shop is a classroom where you'll acquire practical skills that can be applied in both artistic and real-world settings.


Behind-the-Scenes Magic: Ever wondered how a spectacular set seemingly appears out of thin air? You'll be privy to the secrets behind the magic, witnessing the transformation from raw materials to breathtaking landscapes.


-Problem-Solving Adventures: Each project comes with its own set of challenges and puzzles to solve. Think of it as a series of creative challenges that keep your mind engaged and your problem-solving skills sharp.


Physical and Mental Engagement: No two days are alike in the scene shop. Whether you're constructing towering castles or crafting delicate period furniture, the work keeps you physically active and mentally stimulated.


Unlimited Creativity: Have a wild idea? The scene shop is the place to experiment and push artistic boundaries. Your creativity knows no limits as you turn unconventional concepts into remarkable stage elements.


Instant Gratification: Unlike some creative endeavors that take time to mature, in the scene shop, you'll see your progress daily as pieces come together, ensuring a constant sense of accomplishment.


Close-Knit Community: Joining the scene shop means becoming part of a close-knit family united by a shared passion for theatre. Lifelong friendships and professional connections often bloom in this creative space.


Impactful Contribution: Your work directly contributes to the magic that unfolds on stage. Seeing the audience's reactions and knowing that you played a part in creating that experience is incredibly rewarding.


-Diverse Learning: The scene shop is a multifaceted environment where you can expand your skill set. From carpentry to painting, welding to sculpting, every day brings opportunities to learn something new.



How It All Works:

Team Play: You'll receive assignments from our Assistant Technical Director, your go-to guide in the backstage adventure.


Performance Unleashed: At the end of each semester, our Assistant Technical Director will chat with you about your journey and contributions, making sure your talents shine.

Time to Create:

The scene shop is buzzing from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. It's your stage to craft, build, and bring imagination to life.


Join Us:


If you're eager to learn, excited to create, and ready to infuse the magic of theatre into every project, we invite you to be a part of our Scene Shop Work-Study Team. Fill out an application today because spots are limited. 

Let's paint the stage with your creativity and make this theatre experience truly unforgettable!

Job Requirements

The scene shop welcomes individuals of all backgrounds and experiences! No prior experience is necessary; all you need is a willing and enthusiastic attitude. Here, your passion and eagerness are your greatest assets. Whether you're a seasoned backstage pro or completely new to the world of theatre, we invite you to join our dynamic team. Your fresh perspective and energy are exactly what we're looking for to create captivating sets and bring the magic of the stage to life. So, if you're ready to dive in, learn, and contribute your unique flair, we can't wait to have you on board!

Evaluation Procedure

Performance Unleashed: At the end of each semester, our Assistant Technical Director will chat with you about your journey and contributions, making sure your talents shine.

Available Openings 2
Hours 10.0 to 29.5 hours per week
Hourly Rate $11.00/hour
Time Frame Fall / Spring
Contact Name Jason Fogarty
Contact Email
Work Location Clarence Brown Theatre Scene Shop
Phone 865-974-8567
Fax N/A

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