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Theatrical Carpenter

CATEGORY: Technical

Tinc Productions
New York, NY

Job Details


Tinc Productions, an event and theatrical production management company in New York City, is seeking applicants for a Theatrical Head Carpenter for a currently running Off-Broadway Production.

Established in 2007, Tinc Productions is a technical producing firm, providing experienced production management, technical talent, and event consulting. Tinc specializes in high-profile Broadway and Off-Broadway theatrical productions. Recent credits include Broadway: Paradise Square, Slava’s Snowshow; Off-Broadway: The Half-God of Rainfall, How to Defend Yourself, Sandra, Twenty Sided Tavern, ¡Americano!, Little Shop of Horrors, The Play That Goes Wrong, Puffs, Broadway Bounty Hunter, and Emojiland. For more information, please visit our website


Right candidates will:

· Be efficient, effective, and a strong communicator and collaborator

· Enjoy a fast-paced environment with frequent changes

· Be committed to safety, professionalism, and a growth mindset

All candidates should possess technical experience in the appropriate department and working knowledge of show running/maintenance. Physical requirements of the job may include standing, bending, lifting, climbing short ladders, and using stairs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

- To be responsible for all theatrical and stage scenic elements, including installation, deinstallation, and maintenance of various scenic materials and types.

- To assist in operation of scenic elements as needed.

- To maintain an E19 Apprentice pyrotechnics license (paid by show) and operate pyro special effects during show.

- To perform the Automation (Head Carp) Track, with Knowledge of Running an Automation System in a consistent and safe manner during an active show.

- To learn and be able to perform the Pyro (Deck Carp) Track, as Head of the Carpentry Department.

- To build, maintain, modify, and repair scenery and/or props.

- To pack, unpack, load, and unload material and equipment.

- To set up and strike scenery and other equipment for rehearsals and other events.

- To cooperate with other carpenters to help facilitate the completion of all work within the scheduled time frame.

- To report any problems with materials, or conflicts within team personnel to the Crew Head and Production Management.


- High school diploma or equivalent.

- 2+ years of experience in theatrical carpentry or similar.

- 2+ years of experience in running a show.

- Ability to lift up to 50+ pounds unaided and in repetition.

- Ability to work long hours, including nights and weekends.

- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

- Efficient, effective, and a strong communicator and collaborator

- Enjoy a fast-paced environment with frequent changes

- Committed to safety, professionalism, and a growth mindset

- Able to work in New York City

- Physical requirements are standing, bending, lifting, climbing ladders, and using stairs

Expected Timeline:

- Start Date: Immediate

Call Length:

- Show Calls Wednesday through Monday – 8 shows per week - Open Ended Run

- Show Calls approximately 4 hours,

Wages and Benefits: This is a full time, non-exempt position with specific work rules.

- W-2 Employees, all appropriate taxes withheld. Direct Deposit available.

- Straight Time: $35.00 per hour, paid at 1/8th performance scale for up to 40 hours per week

- OT = 1.5 x Straight time for any and all hours worked over 40 hours in one week.

- The normal pay week is Monday – Sunday

To Apply: Please email [email protected], SUBJECT: Theatrical Head Carpenter, with the following:

- Resume

- Optional: a personal statement as to why you’re interested in the role

Submissions will be accepted and reviewed through Monday April 15th. Initial interviews to be held via Zoom. Final interviews to be held in person.

Tinc Productions is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, veteran or disability status or any other characteristic protected by law. Tinc Productions is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equality in the workplace.


Apr 4, 2024 -


$35.00 – $35.00 per hour



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