Theatre Build Supervisor
Edmonds Driftwood Players
About the project and the company
Edmonds Driftwood Players (EDP) is an award-winning, volunteer-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit community theatre that has been entertaining, educating, and enriching the King and Snohomish county communities since 1958, making it one of the oldest continually operating community theatres in Washington State. In November 2018, ARTSWA selected the downtown area of the City of Edmonds as Washington State’s first Certified Creative District, and EDP is proud to be the Certified Creative District’s venue for live theatre.
The Theatre Build Supervisor collaborates with the artistic team of the production and provides technical assistance during set design and build within the framework of Edmonds Driftwood Players (EDP) requirements, under the supervision of the Technical Director (TD). -Design set or work with volunteer designer, ensuring design meets the budgeting requirements and facility limitations (sightlines, masking, safety). -Supervise and work with volunteers in all aspects of set construction, set dressing, and strike. -Maintain inventory of shop equipment and supplies, ordering material as needed, within budgets. -Organize and maintain shop, outside storage, and backstage areas.
-Experience as TD in a High School, College or Community/Professional Theatre or venue setting in the areas of lighting and/or sound design, build, and shop/electrics. -Consistently display the following skills and ability to lead by example: support of others, efficient communication, collaboration, and working with volunteers of different experience levels. -Physical strength and agility to execute items listed in Job Description, including push/pull/lift/carry up to 50 pounds.
Part-time, non-exempt employee. Pay: $20.00 to $25.00 per hour DOE.
Paid holidays are New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Week from Christmas day to New Year’s Day is paid time off.
Schedule: Must be able to cover build cycles and strike for 5 mainstage shows per season as well as time for additional duties. Average 450 hours per year. Work will most likely include some evenings and weekends when most volunteers are available. See sample schedule on website.
Preferred method of submission
$20.00 to $25.00 per hour DOE
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Office@EdmondsDriftwoodPlayers.org to be considered for this position. References and any samples of previous work would be appreciated.