Scene Shop Assistant and Properties Assistant for 2020/2021 Season

Two River Theater
Red Bank, NJ 07701


Jackie Romeo

Job Details


Two River Theater, a mid-sized professional LORT theater, one hour from New York City, is seeking Technical Assistant applicants for our 2020-2021 season. 

The Technical Assistants are part of Two River’s Junior Staff, a program that is a springboard for young professionals at the start of their career.  The program offers practical applications in multiple career fields. The season-long positions-in-residence are supported by mentors who help them learn and connect with leading industry professionals, allowing them to grow within their specific fields.   Two River Theater is dedicated to the goal of building an equitable and culturally diverse work environment and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.

The Scene Shop Assistant will participate fully in all facets of scene shop work including carpentry and metalwork, welding, rigging, loading in and loading out scenery, and maintaining productions. Responsibilities include working in the scene shop, assisting with load-ins and strikes, working on run crews as assigned, and assisting other departments as needed. Candidates must have experience working with theatrical construction, be self-motivated, organized, collaborative, positive, professional, and willing to learn. Previous experience with shop equipment and power tools is required, knowledge of scenic painting, welding, and rigging a plus. Contract dates are Fall 2020 through late June 2021.  

PROPERTIES ASSISTANT  The Prop Assistant will assist the professional staff of the prop shop in a hands-on environment of building, altering, and acquiring props for a busy season. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to painting, sewing, upholstery, multi-media craft projects, woodworking, welding, furniture building and repair, and paper prop creation. This position shops locally and online for materials and props for productions, provides support for the rehearsal and tech process, including load-in and strike, and helps to maintain and organize a large stock of hand props and furniture. The Assistant will also gain experience working on run crew, as assigned. Candidates must be detail-oriented, a team player, organized and punctual. Confidence in basic woodworking and crafting skills with a desire to learn new prop building techniques.

Two River is seeking candidates who are flexible and comfortable with ever-changing priorities, self-motivated and excited to learn in a high paced and multi-tasking environment. A valid driver’s license, ability to drive a cargo van, and lift up to 50 pounds is required. Contract dates are Fall 2020 through late June 2021.   These seasonal positions include housing and a weekly salary of $275. Please send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to Jackie Romeo at [email protected] No phone calls, please.





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