Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is an internationally recognized presenter of contemporary performing arts and cinema. We are seeking an Head Carpenter to be part of our house crew to handle the planning and execution of all BAM presentations, productions, rentals and special events.
The Head Carpenter is a hands-on position that requires leading crews and executing plans, often times from foreign companies. The bulk of the responsibility for the Head Carpenter is to lead crews during load in, set up, run and strike performances and events on a weekly basis. In addition, the position is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of all carpentry and rigging equipment and systems. BAM’s Opera House stagehands are represented by IATSE Local 4.
The successful Head Carpenter candidate will be a strong leader that is able to work as a member of a large team. The Head Carpenter position requires an exemplary work ethic and extensive theatrical experience in carpentry and rigging both for presented and produced works. The Head Carpenter position requires excellent communication in order to work successfully with other members of the crew, Production staff and visiting companies.
Brooklyn Academy of Music is currently undergoing an anti-oppression process; BAM recognizes that historic institutional practices lead to a non-inclusive environment, and is working to address diversity inclusion in all forms. Not uncommon when addressing power and privilege, individuals in BAM are experiencing their own pace during this process. The Production department supports and continues to take part in this process.
This position’s contracted work begins September 3, 2019, though there will be work on BAM’s campus in August.