Fabrication Coordinator

The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA View on Map
Apply Before : September 9, 2024
Job Description

The University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) and Division of Performing Arts, has a Scenery Fabricator (Carpenter/Welder position available in the Production Unit serving Dance/Opera. This is under the University classification title of Fabrication Coordinator (PEB1). This is a full time Professional and Scientific position with a salary of $40,000 to commensurate.

Duties to include:

Execute construction, finishing and rigging of scenery and props for dance, opera, and/or theatre for the Performing Arts Production Unit.

Fabricate scenery and props.

Read and interpret blueprints, technical or design drawings.

Assist with creating construction materials acquisition and cut lists.

Assist in training and supervision of student employees.

Assist with maintaining shop equipment and supply inventory.

Management of time and materials to maximize efficiency in fabrication.

May supervise technical aspects of productions.

Collaborate with other crew members and other members of the production team to assure timelines and production needs are met.

For a full job description, please send an email to Kellie-Kucera@uiowa.edu.

The Division of Performing Arts is composed of the School of Music and the departments of Theatre Arts and Dance. It is the home of the Performing Arts Production Unit, which produces our public events The Division brings together students and faculty who have chosen to grow as artists and arts scholars, bringing their creative work to the stage for audiences who share their passion for the arts.

Education Required:

BA/BFA degree in theatrical production for theatre, dance and/or opera, or extensive fabrication experience with wood and metal in sculpture or other fine art area, or well-documented equivalent educational and professional experience in another related field.

Required Qualifications:

No experience beyond the BA/BFA degree is required.

Demonstrated ability to work independently from blueprints and technical drawings with only verbal instructions from the shop supervisor, as demonstrated at a working proficiency level.

Demonstrated ability to work quickly and accurately, and in a safe manner.

Working experience and demonstrable skill in scenery construction, wood structural layout and construction techniques, metal structure layout and construction techniques. Knowledge of jigs and layout procedures.

Valid driver’s license and ability to meet UI Fleet Safety Standards.

Desired Qualifications:

Experience with foam carving and shaping.

Experience with finish carpentry including trim work, milling and shaping.

Experience in training and mentoring students in theatrical construction techniques.

Experience as a stage carpenter, flyman, and rigger in a proscenium theatre.

Position and Application details:In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload the following documents and mark them as a “Relevant File” to the submission.


Cover Letter

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and export control screening. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

For additional questions, please contact

For additional job details and to apply please visit https://jobs.uiowa.edu/ and access requisition #22001797.

The Department and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

$40,000 a year

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