Scenic Carpenter Overhire

Scenic Carpenter Overhire

CATEGORY: Technical

Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Ashland, OR 97520

Job Details


The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is seeking three scenic carpenters for overhire starting September 30th. This position helps offset the workload of assembling scenic elements at times when additional help is needed.

This is a part-time, casual, hourly position. This position is hired for periods of time that vary from one to six weeks

All OSF employees are expected to understand and embrace our mission statement, in particular how it is reflected in our commitment to respect and represent diverse ideas, races, genders, sexualities, abilities, cultures, religions, and traditions—on-stage and off. OSF company members work in a manner that is consistent with this commitment and work to interrupt behaviors that hinder our diversity and inclusion efforts.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions**):

  1. Lays-out, assembles, and finishes scenic elements as assigned
  2. Clean and organize the shop daily
  3. Assemblies finished scenic elements into complete structures and units
  4. Makes and applies molding and trim work to scenic elements

    Other Duties and Responsibilities
  5. Loads and unloads scenic elements to and from the paint shop, theatres and production building
  6. Other duties as assigned by Scene Shop Supervisor or Master Carpenter
  7. Performs work in a manner consistent with OSF mission, values, and vision statements including a commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Salary Rate: $19.69/hour


Education: A year of training in carpentry techniques

Work Experience: Two years of experience working with wood materials are required

Qualifications/skills: Knowledge of basic mathematical calculations is required

Physical Ability: Ability to lift and move up to 75 lbs.

Other Skills, Ability and/or Knowledge: Ability to maintain a positive work environment and communicate in a professional and courteous manner with all company members and stakeholders. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

Special Hours Requirements: This position is hired for periods of time that vary from one to six weeks


PREFERRED: Experience with welding is helpful


Sick Time
Complimentary Tickets to OSF productions and other select events
Discounts at select local businesses
Housing support for eligible employees

About the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Located in the beautiful Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon, our Tony Award-Winning company of extraordinary artists present seasons of ten to twelve plays in rotating repertory between the months of February/March and October. A robust and highly dedicated staff of over 500 employees produces these performances each season across three venues: the Allen Elizabethan, Thomas, and Bowmer Theatres. Inspired by Shakespeare's work and the cultural richness of the United States, the productions on our stages reveal our collective humanity through illuminating interpretations of new and classic plays, deepened by the kaleidoscope of rotating repertory and guided by our values of Excellence, Inclusion, Company, and Stewardship. We are also excited to usher in a new creative era this season as recently announced Artistic Director Nataki Garrett takes the helm!

In addition to our main stage plays, we offer an eclectic array of enrichment programs for audiences and staff alike including backstage tours, educational workshops, prefaces, prologues, a lecture series and the Green Show. We also partner with local organizations and community members on a number of immersive events and celebrations including an annual Martin Luther King, Jr Day Celebration, Juneteenth Celebration and Daedalus Project.

Why Should I Apply:

Be a part of an industry-leading professional non-profit regional theatre in its 84th season with a rich history and that values arts, excellence, and inclusion. OSF is nestled in a scenic mountain valley near the Oregon-California border where the weather is idyllic with mild winters and hot, dry summers. We are one of the only regional theatres of our size and caliber that is not located in a major metropolitan area! Southern Oregonians love the outdoors, and because of our non-urban setting, an abundance of stunning rivers and lakes, nearby state and national parks, hiking trails, outdoor music venues, white-water rafting and hang gliding excursions are just outside the front door. Southern Oregon also offers robust culinary experiences with dozens of top-notch restaurants, local breweries, charming cafes, and award-winning wineries. We care about community, and our region’s dedication to supporting local businesses and agriculture is notable. Our employee benefits are first-rate, too!

At OSF we believe that diverse ideas, cultures and traditions reflect the broad diversity of the nation and enrich our insights into the work we present on stage. We are committed to diversity in all areas of our work, including play selection, casting, marketing and public relation efforts, education programs, strategic recruitment of staff and volunteers, and the composition of the Board of Directors. People of color and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you wish to apply for this position please carefully read and follow these application instructions.

Please provide:


3 work references (name, email and phone number)

A cover letter is requested but not required.

Only complete applications will be considered.






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