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Theatre Master Carpenter

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Theatre Master Carpenter
Covenant College
Lookout Mountain, Georgia

Regular, Part-Time (20-25 hours/week x 33 weeks)




Theatre Manager

The Master Carpenter oversees the scenic aspects of dramatic production for Covenant College Theatre, by overseeing and/or doing the work of set building, and props fabrication. The Carpenter is responsible for managing set construction budget; purchase of scenic materials; training and supervision of student workers, crew and temporary staff workers; attending production meetings and rehearsals as needed.


  • Coordinate with set designer and oversee the building of sets for producing a season of 2-3 straight plays in a small 190-seat house, as well as 1 musical in a larger venue within budgetary constraints 
  • Supervise student workers to accomplish this work by teaching basic construction, scenic painting, and prop fabrication skills
    • Supervision includes making work assignments, verifying hours worked, processing time cards, etc. as appropriate for students doing work study, Theatre Seminar hours, and/or Production Practicum Hours
  • Order, purchase and borrow scenic and related materials in collaboration with the Theatre Manager; supervise the use of and inventory of scenic and related materials and return borrowed items 
  • Assist the Charge Artist in completing the painting of the sets
  • Manage installation of set elements
  • Maintain the integrity of the set during performance period
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of stage area as well as other storage/build areas on and off-campus
  • Attend production meetings for plays in production, plus other departmental meetings as called
  • Attend rehearsals and provide advisement as needed
  • Coordinate with FURF approver for use of space


  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated skills, knowledge, and experience in carpentry
  • Strong creative, management, organizational, building, and/or scene painting skills
  • Strong initiative to complete tasks with minimal supervision
  • Ability to multitask


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience managing budgets and supervising crew personnel
  • Proficiency with Google Apps or Microsoft Office Suite


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in carpentry and theatre
  • Working knowledge of Google Apps and experience with a website content management system


  • An acceptance of and commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord
  • An understanding of the mission and purpose of Covenant College
  • Must be able to assent to Covenant College’s Staff Commitments


  • Sitting: Sitting likely for portions of the day, but much freedom to stand and walk at will
  • Lifting: Lifting or lowering an object from one level to another (includes upward pulling) 35 lbs.
  • Standing, etc: significant standing, bending, squatting, carrying for building, painting and related purposes
  • Must be able to work on ladders

Interested applicants should submit the following application materials to

  • Letter of interest
  • Résumé
  • Statement of faith


Dr. Scott Quatro

Dr. Scott Quatro discusses Covenant’s motto and how it is put into practice across the disciplines and departments.
Taken the evening of 10.13.2013 by Matt McLelland.