Master Carpenter at Tyne Theatre & Opera House

Application closing date: 1 Aug 2022 9:00am

Salary: £39,000 per annum pro rata

Position: Master Carpenter

Contract: Part time, Fixed term

Interview date: 1 Aug 2022

Job description:

Purpose of role

  • To supervise and manage a community carpentry project to complete the restoration of the historic stage machinery at the Tyne Theatre.
  • To supervise community time-served carpenters and stage machinery operatives.
  • To support the restoration maintenance and operation of the stage house and its machinery.
  • To investigate, under the supervision of the Project Director, the surviving building fabric of the Grand Salon and be responsible for any making good.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the project on a day-to-day basis.
  • Create work timetables and staff rostas. Co-ordinate and manage all activities.
  • Organise and order materials, for example, timber, fixings, equipment.
  • Oversee Health and Safety appertaining to the area of responsibility.
  • Support the well-being and welfare of all volunteers.
  • Coaching and supervision of volunteers.
  • Be a positive role model to community trainees and act as an ambassador for the Tyne Theatre.


Role Requirements:

  • Traditional time served carpenter/joiner.
  • Experience working in a backstage or theatre carpentry environment.
  • Experience of working in and maintaining a listed building.
  • Demonstrably enthusiastic about the heritage of the Tyne Theatre.
  • Experience of managing people and volunteers.
  • Experience of managing Health and Safety.


Personal Profile Useful Skills:

  • Have Training or Assessor qualifications.
  • Have experience working with people of all ages.
  • Basic IT support skills.
  • First Aid qualification.


How to apply:

Please send a CV and covering letter with the title ‘MASTER CARPENTER’ to

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