Job Posting: Head Carpenter, Tarragon Theatre

Reports to the Production Manager & Technical Director


  • Responsible for the construction of sets and furniture for all MainSpace and ExtraSpace productions
  • Attend design meetings as necessary
  • Attend weekly production meetings and weekly production department meetings
  • Attend any meetings or rehearsals where actors interact with specific scenic elements
  • As instructed by the Technical Director, provide suitable and reasonable ‘mock-ups’ of essential scenic elements for use in the rehearsal hall
  • Conduct a risk assessment for all scenic elements at various phases of construction, installation and final use by actors

  • Supervise casual crews in the carpentry shop and onstage during load-in
  • Participate in and/or lead load-ins, set-ups, strikes, technical and dress rehearsals, photo/media calls, previews and strikes, as deemed necessary by the Production Manager and Technical Director
  • Attend all Tarragon Opening Night parties


  • As deemed necessary by the Production Manager, provide carpentry support to non-production related projects around the building
  • Maintain carpentry shop tools, equipment and materials stock
  • Maintain a clean, safe and efficient working environment and an organized and well-functioning materials storage area


  • Act as a carpentry resource for the WorkSpace Technician
  • Work in conjunction with Tarragon Staff and casual crew to ensure that all Tarragon events have the necessary carpentry support

Staff Relations

  • Participate in an annual performance review conducted by the Production Manager and Technical Director
  • Adhere to Tarragon’s Health & Safety policies and company policies


  • Completion of post-secondary theatre production/technical theatre program
  • MUST have the ability to generate detailed construction drawings in AutoCAD. This skill will be tested in the interview process.
  • MUST have the ability to read and comprehend technical drawings and schematics
  • Minimum 3 years of experience as a carpenter in a theatrical setting
  • Ability to think critically and problem solve
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Ability to lead casual crew
  • Welding and metal work experience is an asset
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required (occasional)
  • Have a flexible and adaptable personality
  • Possess a strong work ethic and attention to detail

Please submit resume and cover letter to:

Eleanor Antoncic
c/o Tarragon Theatre
30 Bridgman Ave
Toronto ONT
M5R 1X3

Application deadline: 5pm on Friday August 1, 2014
Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.