Materials Coordinator/Carpenter

Full Time

POSITION: Materials Coordinator/Carpenter
REPORTS TO: TD and/or Production Manager
JOB TYPE: Seasonal, hourly with overtime after 40, potential to renew contract
HOURLY RATE RANGE: $16-$20 per hour
BENEFITS: Health Insurance, 401K

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION: The Materials Coordinator/Carpenter is responsible for the purchasing of materials and supplies for the scene shop, props shop, and paint department; tracking expenditures for those departments; and vehicle maintenance and upkeep. They will assist in the building, load-in, and strike of all scenery for KCRep productions while using a variety of methods and materials.


  • Process shop orders/requests accurately, in a timely and efficient manner
  • Send and receive packages for KCRep staff, cast, and designers of all KCRep shows
  • Assist in the scenic construction using traditional theatrical construction techniques, including metal working and welding.
  • Knowledge of framing through finish carpentry, rigging standards and techniques, sewing and stretching of soft goods
  • Participate in all builds, load-ins, and strikes during the season
  • Coordinate KCRep vehicle maintenance, including facilitating payment between KCRep and the UMKC Department of Theatre and/or other vendors
  • Manage the reservation procedure for shop vehicles
  • Work with Technical Director, Assistant Technical Director, and/or Head Carpenter for job assignments and information
  • Coordinate the transportation of scenery from the performing arts center to other locations
  • Use proper safety equipment, including requesting additional safety equipment when necessary
  • Support and uplift KCRep’s mission vision, and values, and demonstrate a dedication to the principles of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Anti-Racism (IDEA) work
  • Maintain inventory of stock items and building materials, in concert with the theatre’s safety policies
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Experience in theatrical scene shops and/or related field/comparable experience
  • Capacity to solve problems and think creatively about theatrical challenges
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings
  • Proficiency in theatrical construction techniques, including knowledge and ability in a variety of scenic construction methods
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Understanding of the artistic process and interpersonal, teamwork, and diplomacy skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast paced, rapidly changing environment

Interested parties should send cover letter and resume to