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11 Feb 2019

Full-Time Master Carpenter/Technical Director

American Academy of Dramatic Arts  New York, New York, United States

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Job Description

Master Carpenter/Technical Director The American Academy of Dramatic Arts

 AADA is currently looking to fill this position at the NYC Campus. We are looking for applicants that have a mastery in carpentry skills and well versed in all aspects to theatrical production. Applicant should know about shop safety and project management. Preferred applicant should have a working knowledge of theatrical lighting, sound, have excellent communication and listening skills, be adept at quick problem solving, and very well organized. Applicant must have the ability to realize projects in timely manner and to the proper design specifications within the specified timeframes.

Knowledge and maintenance of shop tools and their proper and safe use is expected. Ideal candidate will bring imagination, flexibility, and the ability to possess grace and humor under pressure. Prior experience in performing arts carpentry is necessary and some knowledge of SketchUp and/or Vectorworks or Cad is helpful.

Position is a full-time year-round salaried position with benefits.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities, but not limited to:


*Organizing and seeing to all Technical needs within AADA productions

as well as day to day requests for classes and special events.

*Work closely with Production Manager/Resident Set Designer on the

scheduling, supervising, and fulfilling all needs on productions and


*Running crew during load ins and strike.

*Maintain a safe, clean, and well-organized shop.

*Maintaining equipment and facilities as needed.

*Attending all necessary production meetings, staff wide

events, and be on hand for performances or schedule coverage

for those performances.

*Imagination, flexibility

*Perform other duties as assigned

AADA is an accredited 2 Year Conservatory with a 3rd Year Company producing up to 12 mainstage productions in our three theaters, 12 Styles shows, and 12-16 Graduation shows a year between August and April.

Please submit cover letter and resume, stating your interest in the position and qualifications to

CJ Howard     Production Manager/Resident Set Designer

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

120 Madison Ave

NY NY 10016

212-686-9244 ext 328

Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: arts, carpentry, director, and education. States: New York.

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