Master Carpenter


The Master Carpenter, under the supervision of the technical director, is responsible for the construction, mounting, and rigging of the scenery. They usually supervise a crew of carpenters in the actual construction. They may also be responsible for the maintenance of the scene-shop equipment and supplies. (Based on the description in J. Michael Gillette’s Theatrical Design and Production, 6th ed.)


  1. Meet with the technical director so that you fully understand the rules, regulations, and protocol to follow during the build of your show. This is an important step to ensure everyone’s safety.
  2. Assist the technical director and/or assistant technical director in distribution of projects during the workday.
  3. Verify that all projects are built to the drawings. Consult with the technical director and/or assistant technical director in case of any questions or when a decision needs to be made regarding the building/rebuilding of a set piece.
  4. Assist the technical director in managing shop space and tools.
  5. Verify at the end of each workday that the tool room is in order and tools are properly stored away.
  6. Attend tech rehearsals as needed.
  7. Construct special projects as assigned.
  8. Assist technical director as required during load-ins and strike.

Online application for this position.