Meet our 2022 Salute to Excellence Finalists!

Nashville Repertory Theatre

Shop Carpenter

Nashville Repertory Theatre


Job Summary

Purpose of the role

  • The Carpenter is responsible, as part of a team, for the construction and fabrication of scenery and props as required for production.

Job Responsibilities


  • Using technical drawings supplied by the Technical Director, the shop carpenter must work both independently and alongside other scene shop staff to accurately produce a finished project on a timely basis.
  • Help maintain a safe, clean, and organized scene shop and work spaces.
  • Build, maintain, modify, and repair scenery, props, sound, video and lighting equipment.
  • Pack, unpack, load, and unload material and equipment moving in and out of our shop and performances spaces.
  • If needed, be willing to serve as stage crew.
  • Cooperate with other carpenters to help facilitate the completion of all work within the scheduled timeframe.
  • Assist Properties Master, Production Carpenter, Master Carpenters and/or Lighting & Video Supervisor as needed to complete projects.
  • Report any problems with deadlines, materials or conflicts within team personnel to Scene Shop Foreman.
  • Assist in maintaining production budgets.



  • Knowledge of a wide range of tools (hand, power, and pneumatic) and materials (wood, metal, plastic, foam) as well as experience and proficiency in a variety of welding, woodworking & carpentry techniques
  • The ability to read working technical drawings
  • Ability to effectively communicate both to ask informed questions and relay information to others

Additional Information


The benefit package includes options of health, dental, vision, and life insurance, plus paid time off and vacation pay.

How to Apply

Email cover letter and resume to Applications will be accepted until June 21.


  • Date Posted: June 9, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Arts / Culture
  • Salary Range: The beginning salary will be $35,568 annually.