Full Time Job

Properties Supervisor

American Academy of Dramatic Arts

Los Angeles, CA 07-16-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Position Overview:

This is a full-time position reports to the Production Manager.

Job Responsibilities:

· Distribution, attainment, and research for props needed for all 3rd year and 2nd year student productions, as well as 2nd year workshops and 1st year exam plays.

· Recordkeeping and delivery of props.

· Necessary research and Development of prop lists.

· Attending all production meetings and working with production manager, directors and design team to obtain the appropriate genre desired.

· Working with set designer and production manager on set dressing main stage productions. (All 3rd year productions and 2nd year Grad Plays)

· Managing and supervising work study students.

· Maintaining shop repairs, organization, compilation and execution of necessary sign-out lists.

· Maintaining prop shop budget.

· Computer Skills necessary: Microsoft office, photoshop or illustrator.

· Research and Development. Read and develop preliminary prop and set dressing lists for all plays (This includes 3rd year productions; 2nd year one acts, musical, Shakespeare, and 2nd year grad plays; and 1st year exam plays for a total of approx. 30 one acts and 30 full length productions.) Coordinate with director and set designer to develop an integrated look for the props, furniture and set dressing.

· Production Meetings. Attend 3rd year production meetings for the purpose of addressing set dressing and props. Arrange an additional meeting with director and/or stage manager to address props and furniture. Meet with directors and/or stage managers for 2nd and 1st year plays to address props and furniture. Participate in weekly Production Team meetings

· Safety Protocol. Able to lift and carry 70 lbs when necessary. Request assistance when needed. Utilize all safety and protective equipment when required and instruct student workers to do the same.

· Recordkeeping and Delivery. Pull from stock as many items as possible, providing temporary items for ones not in stock. List (on computer) all items and deliver to the rehearsal room. Arrange for heavier items to be delivered w/work-study students, facilities, or the carpenter team. Give a copy of list to stage manager. Track props used by multiple productions simultaneously and arrange for sharing schedules as well as timely delivery for performance.

· Prop Acquisitions. Shop for, build, or rent any prop that is not in stock. Do historical research as necessary.

· Set Dressing. Work with the set designer and production manager to dress sets for all 3rd year full productions and 2nd year Festival/grad plays.

· Performance. Purchase all perishable items (food, drink, flowers, etc) in a timely manner. Attend final dress rehearsal to be sure all production needs are fulfilled. Be available to run any last-minute errands.

· Wrap. Work with stage managers and delegate them to help with the following:

o Check in all returned props. Chase down missing props. Arrange for the transport of heavier items. Wash dishes and laundry. Clean out theater and theater refrigerator in preparation for the next production. Put away all props and furniture.

o For exam plays- same as above applies same day as plays have their final.

· Prop Shop Hours. Maintain regular prop shop hours open so that stage managers can obtain additional props and/or furniture for plays and so that students in classes can check out props for scene work.

· Management.

o Guide and coordinate with student assistants and volunteers working off their tech hours to ensure a smooth-running operation that fully serves the needs of all students and staff.

o Assist Prod. Manager in training of stage managers whenever possible.

· Shop Organization. Continues to improve prop room facilities and organization. Clean out furniture and props that are beyond repair or are marginally useful. Re-organize for more efficient, logical, and safe storage.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-dyk9yq-3-235-120-150-42 in your application.

Salary Details

Salary Range: $45,000 to $55,000 Per Year ($ USD)

Application Instructions

Please submit resume and Cover Letter 

Company Profile
American Academy of Dramatic Arts

Founded in 1884, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts is the first conservatory for actors in the English-speaking world. The Academy is an accredited, degree-granting institution with campuses in Los Angeles and New York. With an unmatched history and rich legacy, the Academy honors its past while continually striving to maintain its place at the forefront of training and creativity. To learn more about us, please visit our website at: www.aada.edu