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Properties Artisan
Red Bank, NJ
Two River Theater Company
Full Time
Posted September 13, 2021
The Properties Artisan works as part of the properties team providing rehearsal and show props, loading shows in and out of the theatre, working within a budget, reporting expenses, archiving shows, maintaining a safe and clean work environment, and keeping prop storage areas tidy and organized. The position requires a wide variety of skills including carpentry, sewing, upholstery, painting, welding and strong computer skills.

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.

Duties and Responsibilities

 Working with the Properties Supervisor to determine priorities each day to support the creative team
 Researching designs and materials used based on the needs of the production
 Sewing, upholstery, dressing sets, painting, light carpentry, welding, and using several different types of materials and techniques for crafting or adapting props
 Digitally creating or modifying paper props
 Purchasing materials either online or in person as needed
 Corresponding with staff and other outside parties via email
 Tracking departmental spending
 Supervision of properties apprentices and over-hire staff
 Attending rehearsals and design/production meetings as needed in conjunction with the Director of Production


 Knowledge of sewing, upholstery, painting, light carpentry, crafts, set dressing and welding
 An understanding of historical periods and styles
 Proficiency in Photoshop and Microsoft Office
 Excellent verbal and written communication skills
 Strong organizational and time management skills
 Ability to work independently and multi-task
 Ability to work with a variety of artists in high pressure situations
 Willingness to remain flexible in an environment of ever-changing priorities
 Knowledge of safety equipment and standards in a props shop
 The physical ability to work on a computer and on one’s feet for long hours, to work on ladders and lifts occasionally, to lift furniture, boxes, and other items weighing over 25 pounds
 Willingness to work more than 40 hours per week when necessary
 Contribute to the company’s goal of creating a more equitable, diverse and inclusive organization. This includes attending monthly all-staff ED&I meetings as well as participation in one of the theater’s task forces
 Night and weekend coverage as needed

How To Apply

Compensation: Salary $41,000 - $45,000. Benefits package includes medical and vision insurance, flexible spending accounts, paid vacation, personal time and a 403 (b) retirement plan. Candidates should submit a cover letter (include where you saw this job posting), resume, and portfolio/examples of your work to Marlene Whitney, Properties Supervisor at No phone calls please. Subject line should read: Properties Artisan