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Props Builder

Props Builder

  • Contract
  • Stratford ON
  • Applications have closed.
  • Salary: $26.62/hour

Website Stratford Festival

North America’s leading classical repertory theatre

Would you like to play a meaningful role with North America’s leading classical repertory theatre? At the Stratford Festival, we attract the world’s finest talent, offering a unique experience for staff, artists and artisans alike. If you would like to be part of this exciting organization, we are looking for someone to fill the position of:
Props Builder

This position reports to the Head of Properties and is part of the Production department.


– Produce props into finished state using various techniques such as welding, sculpting, carving, mold making and 3D printing
– Produce mechanical props
– Interpret plans, from rough sketches to detailed designs producing props
– Experiment with different materials to create various effects
– Manual material handling
– Operation of machinery within the Prop Shop


– Post-secondary education in Fine Arts or Theatre Production
– Competent operation of machinery within the Prop Shop
– At least 5 years’ experience in prop building with a broad range of props construction in a professional theatre environment
– Proven organizational skills
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills
– Ability to pay great attention to detail
– Possess effective time management skills
– Ability to troubleshoot
– Works well under pressure
– Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

Preference will be given to candidates with a specialty in 3D printing and SFX. At time of interviewing, candidates are required to present a portfolio demonstrating skills and a list of two professional references.

This is a temporary contract position for one season located in Stratford, Ontario and will begin Mid-January 2020 for approximately 20 weeks, with the possibility of extension.

Job Type: Temporary Contract

Recognizing that diversity – in our workplace, in our audiences and on our stages – fosters a rich and creative environment, we welcome applicants with disabilities and are committed to accommodating them throughout the recruitment and hiring process. We encourage all qualified applicants to submit a résumé and cover letter in a single PDF by November 15, 2019, to:

Human Resources
Subject: Props Builder

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