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9 Aug 2022


Scene Shop Manager

WeberSCENIC  Bradenton, Florida, United States

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Job Description

WeberSCENIC seeks to hire qualified scene shop supervisor with theatrical knowledge in construction, implementation, and execution of theatrical and event productions.



The Scene Shop Supervisor supports the TD/Designer in the planning, construction, implementation, and deconstruction of scenery for stage and events, and maintains the scene shop tools, organizational systems, and inventory.  This position will require ability to lift no more than 50lbs independently, and the ability to climb and work from a 12 ft ladder.



Planning and Collaboration and Preparedness on Projects 

  • In coordination with the Technical Director and/or Designer, prepare and organize the technical information pertaining to the scenery for specific productions so that the productions can be built, installed, and struck by shop employees in a timely, safe, and resource efficient manner;
  • Think creatively with the Technical Director and/or Designer  to engineer technical solutions to scenic designs, concepts and ideas;
  • Assist with creation of working drawings;
  • Attend daily check-in meetings with the scene shop staff and other production departments as needed, as well as weekly Production Staff meetings, and Production Meetings as directed, including representing the Technical Director in production meetings after technical rehearsals when necessary;
  • When required, drive cargo vans and box trucks to complete projects;

Fabrication, Management, and Safety 

  • Construct scenery from wood, steel, and other materials;
  • Actively support WeberSCENIC’s commitment to safety in the workplace, working with the Technical Director and/or Designer in the curation and implementation of new and improved safety practices in the scene shop and technical work spaces;
  • Assist in the supervision and training of the seasonal carpenter and any overhire;
  • Assist in the training of the run crew when required by the nature of the design;
  • Play an active role in leading the scene shop floor according to the schedules determined by the Production Manager and Technical Director;

Inventory and Resource Management 

  • In coordination with the technical director/designer, maintain an up-to-date inventory of all stock scenery items;
  • Maintain an up-to-date inventory of tools, with special awareness and focus on upkeep and maintenance;
  • In coordination with the technical director, monitor and replenish basic supplies in the scene shop;
  • Suggest and implement improvements to equipment and processes to improve shop capacity.


  • Experience:
    • Experience in theatrical scenery production or equivalent education preferred.  Props design and creation, and scenic painting techniques also a plus
    • Experience managing crews in shop and on-site at load-ins and load-outs


  • Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

○ Ability to fabricate scenery using carpentry skills.  Welding and rigging skills a plus.

○ Ability to lead crews and shop assistants to complete work efficiently and safely with an appropriate level of quality and expectations;

○ Ability to communicate and delegate tasks to others in order to keep the flow of work moving forward at an efficient rate;

○ Ability to research an unknown process or material so it may be applied to a technical solution for a scenic element;

○ Knowledge of simple engineering and structures to use in technical designs;

○ Knowledge of safe working practices to promote and maintain a safe working environment.


Other Skills or Qualities:

  • Active engagement and leadership development in your individual position is integral to the overall health of our organization.  WeberSCENIC encourages employees to take personal responsibility and pride in their work;
  • See the larger picture and pull out the relevant details to diagnose problems. Think creatively about how to solve problems including new ways of working together. WeberSCENIC values innovative thinking, big ideas, and bigger passion; Collaborate with and adapt to a wide variety of people and personalities, working styles, and artistic visions;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and CAD software, especially AutoCAD and Vectorworks to create plans and drawings for scenic construction a plus


  • Daily work in normal scene shop conditions.  Current scene shop is not air-conditioned, but well ventilated. On-site theatre and event work includes ballrooms, historic buildings, and outdoor venues in all seasons and weather in Florida climate.
  • Ability to climb and work overhead from a 12 ft ladder.
  • Ability to lift no more than 50 pounds unassisted.
  • Evening and weekend work required.
  • Limited travel may be required within the state of Florida.


  • Starting Salary:$40,000/yr, paid equally throughout 12 months.
  • Benefits:

     Flexible work schedule to support positive work/life balance

     Paid time off when shop is closed for holidays, seasonal breaks, etc

     Positive work environment (drama free zone)

     Air conditioned office space





Full-Time Job in Theatre:
Scene Shop Manager
 Bradenton, Florida, United States

Job Categories: Theatre. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Carpenter, manager, scene shop, scenic, and scenic design. States: Florida.

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