12 Apr 2017

Full-Time Job Properties Artisan

KCRep (Job Poster) – Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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Job Description

POSITION: Properties Artisan
REPORTS TO: Properties Master
JOB TYPE: Seasonal approx mid-July- end of April, hourly with overtime after 40, potential to renew contract
BENEFITS: Health Insurance, 401k
GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION: The Properties Artisan is responsible for the construction and or upholstering of soft props. Must have the ability to plan and execute construction, painting, and/or finishing of various props as assigned by the Props Master / Assistant Props Master.
 Ability to read, interpret, and build from designer drawings as assigned by Properties Master
 Ability to interpret and build from sketches, photos, video, or other media as assigned by Properties Master.
 Working Knowledge of upholstery and sewing techniques
 Inform Properties Master of shop material needs in a timely fashion.
 Purchase or rent props as necessary at the direction of the Properties Master.
 Participate in props/scenic transfers to and from warehouses, theatres, and rehearsal halls as needed.
 Touch up, repair, and maintenance of soft goods and paper items.
 Refurbishment and replacement of props from storage as directed by the Properties Master.
 Build or source stock items and mock-ups for rehearsal if needed.
 Participation in all show load-ins and strikes, as well as tech and previews, with the expectation of working occasional evenings and weekends.
 Work in a safe, efficient, and organized manner.
 Any other tasks as requested by Properties Master
 Ability to lift at least 50 lbs.
 Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Theatre or related field.
 3 years experience in properties preferred.
 Understanding of basic scenery and period styles.
Ideal candidate will have a wide range of props artisan skills including:
 Furniture upholstery
 Hand and machine stitching, leather work, fabric crafts
 Paper goods: books, newspapers, graphics and construction
 Fabric dying, and aging
 Draping techniques
 Period furniture and drapery styles
 Furniture refinishing, faux finishes and painting techniques
 Mold making and casting
 Floral arranging
 Working knowledge of Photoshop, comfortable working with different printer styles and layouts
 Strong organizational skills
 Positive attitude, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work in a collaborative manner.
 A willingness to adhere to appropriate safety procedures.



• Job Title: Properties Artisan
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: KCRep
• website: www.kcrep.org
• Location: Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: theatre. Location: Missouri.