Join us this summer as part of our Singin’ in the Rain production team!

Carpenter: Trollwood Performing Arts School

Collaborate with professionals throughout the nation at Trollwood Performing Arts School, a unique youth arts organization producing a high-quality musical production in outdoor amphitheater at Bluestem Center for the Arts in Moorhead, MN. Seeking carpenters for SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN to assist professional team and students in constructing all scenic elements necessary for production, including furniture and scenery.

Preferred Qualifications: Degree in technical theatre with an emphasis in scenic construction, preferred, with 1 to 2 years related experience. High skill level in all aspects of scenic construction and stagecraft, including, advanced carpentry skills, welding, and rigging experience, preferred. As an educational theatrical production, must possess the ability to work and teach youth.

Contract:  2 positions available: On-site, full time from May 8 to August 4, 2023; 2 positions available: On-site, full-time from May 8 to July 17, 2023 – start date negotiable, depending upon availability. Not affiliated with any unions.

To apply send cover letter, resume, three email references, and portfolio information to Artistic Director at with CARPENTER in the subject line.

Salary: $17 per hour; travel stipend, housing provided.

Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals

Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to handle visual analysis and complete visual creation assignments as related to essential job functions listed above, to effectively represent Trollwood.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is almost continuously required to stand, talk, or hear.  The employee is frequently required to reach, climb, walk and stand. The employee is often required to work on ladders, man lifts, boom lifts, and at heights of up to 50 feet. The employee is often required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must often lift and/or move up to 70 pounds.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. This position often works outdoors in a variety of weather conditions that change often.

Scenic Run Crew for Trollwood’s Singin’ in the Rain Production

The Scenic Run Crew Member for Singin’ in the Rain will be responsible for setting up and maintaining all scenic elements during performances, ensuring that the show runs smoothly and looks visually stunning for the audience. After the final performance, the Scenic Run Crew Member will transition to the role of Post-Performance Strike Supervisor, leading crews in the safe and efficient dismantling of scenic elements and assisting in the creation of final scenic supply inventories. The candidate must also adhere to safety protocols and procedures to ensure the safety of all crew members and equipment during performances and strike.

Dates: July 2 through August 4, 2023
Hourly Wage: $17 per hour


  1. Assist in preparing the stage for all rehearsals and performances.
  2. Set up and strike all scenic elements for the production, including props, and furniture.
  3. Throughout the rehearsal and performance process, assist in performing routine maintenance and repairs on scenic elements as needed to ensure they are functioning properly.
  4. Assist in the load-in and load-out of scenic elements and equipment during rehearsals, performances, pre-show, and post-show.
  5. Attend all technical rehearsals and dress rehearsals to ensure that all scenic elements are properly functioning and in the correct positions.
  6. Work with the stage manager and other crew members to ensure that scene changes are executed efficiently and on time.
  7. Maintain a clean and safe working environment backstage, including organizing and storing props and equipment.
  8. Follow all safety protocols and procedures to ensure the safety of all performers and crew members.
  9. Attend meetings, as required, and actively participate in all discussions regarding the production.
  10. The Post-Performance Strike Supervisor will assist with the leadership of the post-performance strike process beginning July 31, 2023. They will be responsible for leading a crew in dismantling and removing scenery, backdrops, props, and supplies used in the production while coordinating with other crew members.


  • The ideal candidate for this role should have excellent communication and problem-solving skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work well under pressure.
  • The ideal candidate must maintain a positive attitude while adhering to safety protocols to ensure the safety of all crew members and equipment during performances and strike.
  • Experience working backstage in a theatrical production.
  • Must be able to push, pull, and lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to work day, evenings, and weekends, as scheduled, throughout the production week rehearsal process, brush up rehearsals, and performances.

To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, and 3 references (please include phone number and email address) to For more information, email or call 218-477-6500.

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