Properties Craftsperson

Job #6470

Job Type Full Time
Location New Haven, Connecticut
Field Default Industry
Post Date May 14, 2024
Salary $33.92/hour

David Geffen School of Drama at Yale/Yale Repertory Theatre seeks a highly motivated and positive individual to join our staff as a Properties Craftsperson.
Some responsibilities include:
• Constructs complex and specialized properties, furniture, and set dressing.
• Communicates with Scenic Designer to provide and obtain information relating to the materials and methods used to execute designs. Reads and interprets design drawings, sketches, and research.
• Provides critical input into properties designs
• Uses a variety of complex and specialized tools, processes, materials, and equipment in completing projects.
• Supervises appropriate students and staff.
• Attends and leads appropriate meetings.
• Ensures and participates in maintaining the safety and efficiency of all properties shop operations.
• Identifies, prioritizes, and performs maintenance and repair (M&R) of prop shop, tools and storage facilities. Coordinates M&R purchasing. Delegates, supervises and implements the execution of M&R tasks.
• Works occasional nights, weekends and holidays


This position reports to the YRT/DGSD Properties Supervisor. Compliance with Yale University and Yale Repertory Theatre COVID-19 policies is required. Details can be found at
Rate is $33.92/hour, overtime-eligible after 37.5 hours per week. This is a recurring, seasonal position from approximately mid-August through mid-May. Preferred start date of August 5, 2024, or as soon as possible after.
Equity Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging: We believe in the transformative power of art to promote wonder, empathy, and understanding in the world. In pursuit of this vision, we resolve to foster and sustain a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment where all members of our community can thrive in life and art. This vision requires an ongoing commitment to assess our organizational culture on a regular basis and ensure that our practices and operations are explicitly anti-racist. Through rigorous interrogation of our personal and professional practices, we commit to dismantling the barriers to the creation, learning, and celebration of the communal practice of making live theater. A detailed history of Yale Repertory Theatre’s work and commitments to anti-racism can be found at
University policy is committed to affirmative action under law in employment of women, minority group members, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans. Additionally, in accordance with Yale’s Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment, and as delineated by federal and Connecticut law, Yale does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment against any individual on account of that individual’s sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, disability, status as a special disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam era or other covered veteran.

Application review will begin June 6th, 2024. or search “Careers at Yale”, then select Search Jobs (external) with keyword Drama.