The Carpentry and Rigging Supervisor for Carolina Performing Arts reports to the Production Managers and is responsible for coordinating and managing carpentry and rigging system operations for events in Memorial Hall, Gerrard Hall, Historic Playmakers Theater and CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio. This position works closely with the Production Managers to advance the needs of touring productions in addition to overseeing all activity in their area while the tour is in the venue. The supervisor serves as the head flyman for many of the CPA performances as well as for events hosted by student groups, campus departments, and community groups. This position also trains CPA student staff in carpentry and rigging practices. Upkeep and maintenance of the facilities is also the responsibility of the Carpentry and Rigging Supervisor, in coordination with the Production Managers.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Graduation from high school or equivalency and two years of related production experience.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Theater Arts; Strong interpersonal and problem solving skills; Demonstrated written and oral communication skills; Ability to work independently and as a team player; and previous experience managing students and/or working in a university environment.
Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Experience operating a single purchase counterweight rigging system as well as hanging and operating chain hoists
• Thorough knowledge of rigging equipment including slings, shackles, truss, and other equipment used for overhead lifting
• Thorough knowledge of the safe use of hand tools and power tools
• General knowledge of theater audio, video, and lighting
• Welding skills preferred
• CPR/AED Certification
Must be able to move at least 50 pounds. Must be comfortable with heights and working on elevated platforms for extended periods of time.
For more information and to submit an application, please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/147509.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
About Carolina Performing Arts at UNC Chapel Hill
The Office of the Executive Director for the Arts (Carolina Performing Arts) is responsible for planning and presenting a comprehensive performing arts program serving the UNC campus and beyond. Carolina Performing Arts strives to integrate the performing arts into the core academic and teaching mission of the University through its engagement initiatives and champions the power of exceptional arts experiences to enrich, inspire, challenge and transform. CPA oversees all artistic programming, campus and community engagement, marketing and fundraising for its presented performances, and manages all operations of its venues including facility rentals, technical production, audience services, and ticketing.