Head Carpenter

Job #6664

Job Type Full Time
Location Seattle, Washington
Field Technical Production
Post Date Jun 27, 2024
Salary $28.71

The Cornish Playhouse has an opening for a Head Carpenter in our Seattle Center location. The Head Carpenter is responsible for the operational aspects of the Mainstage production including scenery, props and crew. This position will also be responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the productions, shows, and events as they relate to scenery, props and the running of the show on the stage deck. This is a full-time, academic year staff position, typically September - May. This position is represented by the collective bargaining agreement between IATSE Local #15 and Cornish College of the Arts.
The mission of Cornish is to provide students aspiring to become practicing artists with an educational program of the highest possible quality, in an environment that nurtures creativity and intellectual curiosity, while preparing them to contribute to society as artists, citizens, and innovators. Cornish realizes this mission by offering baccalaureate studies in the performing and visual arts and by serving as a focal point in the community for public presentation, artistic criticism, participation and discussion of the arts.

Application Procedures
Please submit the following items to our email, Careers@Cornish.edu:
1) Cover Letter or Letter of Interest
2) Resume or C.V.
3) Cornish Employment Application Form (https://www.cornish.edu/human-resources/jobs/ )


• Bachelor’s degree plus one to three years' experience, or combination of equivalent education and experience
• Demonstrated capability and experience in theatrical production management of plays, new works, musicals, and concert dance.
• Familiarity with working with collective bargaining units, in particular IATSE.
• Ability and experience creating and managing detailed production calendars.
• Demonstrated capability and experience in coordination of exhibition events.
• Commitment to maintaining a collaborative and supportive atmosphere conducive to an institution of higher education and the training and nurturing of students in performing and visual arts. Group management and creative problem-solving skills
• Computer Skills: Fluency with Google platform and Microsoft suite