Now Hiring: Carpenter/Technician


Contact: Tony Gerow,


The Waterville Opera House is hiring a Theatre Carpenter/Technician to build scenery, set up and strike shows, operate the fly system, load in/out for concerts, and some facility maintenance. This is a year round, full time, salaried position reporting to the Technical Director.  Work schedule is variable depending upon show schedule.  Availability on nights and weekends is a must.


  • Build scenery and props as directed
  • Responsible for running technical elements of HD Broadcast Series (Live from The Met Opera, etc)
  • Coordinate the integration of production elements onto the stage
  • Work with the Technical Director, implement all rigging needs
  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining safe practices and procedures
  • Act as backstage crew/fly operator for performances
  • Oversee and run scene transitions and production changeovers
  • Ensure the ongoing maintenance, and safe operation of, the stage space and scenic shop
  • Load in/out of concerts and other events
  • Other duties as assigned


 The successful candidate will have:

  • 3-5 years of carpentry experience
  • Strong interest in being part of a team creating performing arts events
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds
  • Experience and comfort using ladders and lifts
  • Ability to read groundplans, sections, light plots, and other theatrical specifications
  • A valid driver’s license
  • Basic computer skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Motivation to learn
  • Experience in a theatrical scenic environment and/or knowledge of rigging is a plus

Excellent communication and time management skills, the ability to exercise good judgment and discretion, manage shifting and competing priorities, and maintain a positive attitude in stressful environments are all essential attributes. Night and weekend hours are required.


TO APPLY:  Please send cover letter, resume and references to Tony Gerow, Technical Director at include “CT search” in the subject line.

The Waterville Opera House is an historic theatre in the heart of downtown with the mission to enhance the quality of life in Central Maine through the performing arts.  Our 810 seat venue plays host to 5 community theatre productions annually, as well as numerous concerts, dance performances, comedy acts, films, and community events.  Each year, the Opera House draws 30,000 patrons, presents 100 events, works with 90 volunteers, features 60 community performers, and reaches 4,000 students through its arts in education program.

Now Hiring for our 2018-2019 Season!

If you’re interested in collaborating with us on an upcoming play or musical, please email Tamsen Brooke Warner, Executive Director at

All positions are paid stipends.


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