THE: Master Carpenter (S9723C)

Summary, Scope, and Responsibilities

The Master Carpenter is responsible for building and installing scenery for performances. He or she also supervises other Carpenters and oversees the shop.

Please Note: Some nights and weekends are required and the student must attend all Theater Department strikes.

Specific responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:


The Basics

Department: Theater
Supervisor: Michael Reidy
Office Location: 130 Schaeffer
Email: mreidy
Pay Grade: C
Hours: 12-16
Workers: 2-3

Qualifications, Requirements, and Responsibilities


The Master Carpenter must be a Bates student It is desired that the student has successfully completed theater 132 and 231 or 232. It would be particularly helpful if the student has had additional theater experience and is familiar with basic structural carpentry and framing techniques.


Reports to the Technical director and Assistant Technical Director. Supervises carpenters and works closely with theater faculty and guest artists.


This student works in the Schaeffer Theater, Gannett Theater, Black Box, and Scenic Shop. Furthermore, the Master Carpenter must be able to lift 50 lbs. and climb a ladder in excess of 12 feet. He or she will also frequently use saws, drills, staplers, paint equipment, and stage counterweight system.