Works with production staff to open and lock theatre daily.
Serves as House Carpenter and other select production department support for the theatre.
Serves as Production Center Facility Support and theatre building manager liaison for all facilities related services.
Tracks budget and expenses for all facility-related expenses.
Submits work requests and tracks them to completion, coordinating with University repair departments as needed.
Liaise with Production Centerâ™s landlord on routine communications and repairs.
Arranges for facility repairs not covered by work center or production center landlord.
Maintains list of vendors for maintenance and repairs. Develops vendor relationships.
Manages building access and security for Production Center and Theatre building.
Oversees space rentals for internal and external vendors and maintains the schedule.
Coordinates shipping and receiving of packages and equipment for the facility.
Oversees custodial and pest control needs.
Administers equipment lease and billing for photo copier and orders office supplies.
Tracks and schedule routine maintenance and necessary repairs on theatrical equipment such as personnel lift, forklift, washer/dryer, dye vat, dust collection systems, spray booth ventilation, etc.
Oversees the ordering and regular maintenance of non-COVID PPE and first aid.
Manages the City and Federal compliance of company vehicle(s) and ensures regular maintenance.
Maintains building signage and way-finding.
Engages with and supports Courtâ™s efforts to become an anti-racist organization where people of marginalized identities can feel safe and flourish.
Attends department and all-staff meetings regularly.
Assists with technical support in the development and implementation of electrical elements in productions, including sound design and sound reinforcement schemes.
Works within established procedures to perform quality checks prior to rehearsals, previews, and performances. Operates the lighting and/or sound system during rehearsals, previews, and performances.
Performs other related work as needed.
Valid driverâ™s license and clean driving record; experience driving trucks (<25â™) and forklifts.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Knowledge of, and hands on experience with, general and specialized theatrical set construction techniques including stage carpentry, props carpentry, lighting equipment hang and focus.
Read technical construction drawings.
Use a computer to communicate via email, track budgets, place purchase orders, and reconcile expenses.
Works well both independently and as part of a team.
Develop vendor relationships and represent Court Theatre and the University of Chicago in a positive manner.
Creative problem-solving skills and research and learn new techniques/materials/technologies.
Fine attention to detail and demonstrated commitment to quality.
Manage multiple projects and navigate shifting and competing priorities with patience and diplomacy.
Forward-thinking team member who works to anticipate problems.
Sets a positive tone for the work environment and demonstrates a strong spirit of collaboration, creativity, and respect.
Organize and communicate information clearly, both verbally and in writing.
Knowledge of, and commitment to, safe working practices within the theatre industry.
Enthusiasm for working in a collaborative artistic environment.
Lifting, pushing, pulling or otherwise maneuver up to 50 lbs repeatedly.
Remaining stationary or in motion for long periods of time.
Work in dusty or noisy environments.
May involve safely operating a motor vehicle.
Work some evenings and weekends and take some on-call shifts.
This position is expected to work in-person at Court Theatreâ™s fabrication facilities in the Hyde Park and Washington Park neighborhoods.
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