Carpenter/Draftsperson - Children's Theatre Company

Children’s Theatre Company is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Carpenter/Draftsperson.  This is a seasonal full-time hourly position that is covered by the collective bargaining agreement with IATSE Local 13, AFL-CIO.  Benefits include medical and dental insurance, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays and a 403(b) retirement savings plan. 

Led by Artistic Director Peter C Brosius and Managing Director Kim Motes, Children's Theatre Company (CTC) is the nation’s leading theatre for multigenerational audiences and is one of the 20 largest producing theatres in the United States. A winner of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, CTC creates extraordinary theatre experiences that educate, challenge and inspire young people. It has set standards of excellence in the quality of its productions, commitment to new work, and innovative education and community partnerships.

Minneapolis and the Twin Cities area has a thriving and vibrant arts scene.  The Twin Cities metro area is one of the largest theatre markets in the country, with over 200 theatres.  Minnesota year in and year out ranks near the top nationwide in federal and state arts funding and has a strong history of private arts philanthropy. 

The Twin Cities area is the second largest economic center in the Midwest and is annually ranked as a top area in terms of quality of life.  It is home to several restaurants and chefs that are James Beard nominees or winners.  The Minneapolis park system has been called the best-designed, best-financed and best-maintained in America. 

The Carpenter/Draftsperson, under the direction of the Technical Director, is part of a team responsible for building, installing, maintaining and striking the scenery for all CTC productions. The Carpenter/Draftsperson is also responsible for creating some construction drawings to be used in the scene shop. 

• Build scenery for CTC productions and events using a wide variety of construction materials and methods typically used in the theater
• Load-in, maintain, and strike scenery for CTC productions and events
• Assist the Technical Director in the production of technical drawings for scenic elements based on the designer drawings, using AutoCAD 3D modeling, to be built by the shop staff or by subcontracted labor
• Work collaboratively with other members of the organization to provide support for cross departmental projects
• Perform routine maintenance in the scene shop and theatrical venues as needed
• Actively work to promote a safe, healthy, and productive working environment in the scene shop

• Experience in regional theater or commercial scenery production, or a combination of relevant experience and training  
• Working knowledge of basic scenic carpentry, welding, rigging, sewing, hydraulics, pneumatics, and theatrical automation
• Proficient in AutoCAD 2014 or later, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
• Working knowledge of standard theatrical construction drafting techniques
• Knowledge of safe work practices to reduce the risk of injury
• Requires flexibility, creative problem solving skills, clear communication skills, and the ability to build positive working relationships

CTC is dedicated to increasing equity, diversity and inclusion in our audiences, our programs and in all of our hiring for staff, artists, and recruiting of board members.  CTC is committed to a future where our theatre is a home for all people, all families, and is truly reflective of our community.  We are also committed to providing a work environment that is free from discrimination.  CTC prohibits discrimination in employment against any employee or job applicant because of that person’s race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, sex, national origin, disability status, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, veteran status, status with regard to public assistance, membership in a local human rights commission or any other legally protected status.

Email letter of interest and resume, in pdf format, with “Carpenter/Drafter” in the subject line to
Andrew Robertson, Director of Human Resources, at

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Children's Theatre Company
Andrew Robertson
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Posted June 22