On-Call Scenic Carpenter

Cinnabar California, Inc.

Cinnabar is a specialty fabrication company that builds almost anything and everything for the world’s most innovative architects, artists, brands, museums, and theme parks. Our 65,000-square-foot shop employs over 70 highly skilled designers, engineers, and craftspeople.

We are currently seeking skilled individuals who prefer to be freelance or work for up to a few months at a time for our on-call carpentry list.

Scenic Carpenters play an integral role in fabricating and installing unique show sets, museum exhibits and specialty items, working closely with our project leads on the shop floor, as well as project management and technical design teams to understand and accurately execute designs.


While every day will present new and interesting challenges, you will frequently:

  • Work directly from shop drawings to fabricate cabinets, millwork, and case work to high fit and finish standards

  • Apply knowledge of typical cabinet construction, joinery and fabrication methods and make suggestions based on quality and efficiency

  • Make jigs, tooling, and operate all shop equipment (table saws, panel saws, planer, belt sander, drill presses, hand tools, routers, CNC router is a plus)

  • Assemble and finish components

  • Cut and shape components by determining appropriate methods for cutting, shaping, and assembling parts

  • Take and verify accurate dimensions, scribe and assemble keeping to tight tolerances

  • Trim parts using hand tools and measuring tools

  • Assemble elements by attaching parts and components using hand power tools

  • Understand and enforce safe working practices in the shop and on site

  • Maintain a clean and organized work site

  • Communicate effectively, and handles stress in a positive manner

  • Execute any other tasks the Project Lead may assign

Because our work is so unique, your responsibilities might change based on the project.


Craftsmanship and collaboration are key to this role. As a carpenter, you will frequently work with other production departments to produce fine, custom pieces.

You should have:

  • 5+ years of high-end cabinet and millwork fabrication experience

  • A collaborative and professional demeanor

  • Cabinet installation experience

  • Ability to operate all shop and site equipment and tools at a high level

  • CNC router experience is a plus

  • Familiar with all commonly used hardware (slides, hinges, fasteners,. etc.)

  • Able to communicate in a professional manner

  • Uses a personal phone for email, text, calls and navigation during work hours

  • Ability to fabricate and install fine finished parts in areas with tight tolerances

  • Basic shop math skills and the ability to work in imperial measurements

  • Ability to sit or stand for up to four (4) hours at a time, ability to squat, bend, and reach

How to Apply

Send a resume, images of your work, and 2-3 references to jobs@cinnabar.com

Posted on September 16