Staff Carpenter

Dates of Employment: May 29 – August 13, 2023

Reports To: Technical Director, ATD, Master Carpenter, Director of Production

Supports: Carpentry Department, Opera Productions, Orchestra Productions, Special Events


The Staff Carpenter, under the supervision of the Technical Director, is responsible for the construction, mounting, and rigging of scenery for Janiec Opera Company productions. The Staff Carpenter works on a crew of carpenters/carpentry apprentices in the construction of scenery and scenic elements. They are also responsible for the maintenance of the scene shop equipment and supplies as directed.  A solid knowledge of scenic construction is required with strong knowledge of technical design for stage.  Holistic effective communication and dissemination of information is essential to the successful execution of this position.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the guidance of Technical Director, ATD, and Master Carpenter, build, load-in, and strike the opera/musical season featuring five Mainstage opera performances.  
  • Maintain a safe work environment, following all safety procedures and guidelines as outlined by the Technical Director, Assistant Technical Director, and Master Carpenter.
  • Uphold shop standards including timeliness, cleaning up at end of day, positive attitude and accurate materials tracking.
  • Take part in educational opportunities provided by BMC.
  • Be prepared to assist other crews/departments at the end of season strike until dismissed by Production Management.
  • Assist as directed in the education of Carpentry Apprentices.
  • Run shows as required.
  • Work overnight crews as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Supervised by Technical Director, Assistant Technical Director, Master Carpenter, Assistant Production Managers and Director of Production.


  • Strong communication skills. 
  • Highly motivated. 
  • Good attitude and work ethic. 
  • Willingness to take ownership of your position and not blame other staff members or outside circumstances for your degree of success on individual tasks and on your position as a whole.
  • Able to take instruction and feedback from supervisors and use it to improve your job performance. 
  • Understanding of channels of communication and the importance of clear and open communication.
  • Maintain calm under pressure and receive/ intake information from multiple sources that you quickly prioritize and relay to Technical Director or Director of Production/ act upon if deemed appropriate.
  • Above all, must possess a positive attitude, a sense of humor, and ability to work well in a team dynamic.


  • Complete satisfactory background check
  • Must have valid state driver's license and possess a clean driving record


  • Includes a season stipend paid bi-weekly, full board, and on-campus housing

To apply, create an account and start an application using MyBMC. Please upload a cover letter and resume (with references listed) to be considered for this position.

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. 

Any questions can be directed to:

Andrea Boccanfuso
Director of Production
Brevard Music Center

Please note: As Brevard prepares for the 2023 season, we continue to work with local and state health officials, along with campus and venue safety specialists, to develop and implement guidelines and protocols designed to keep our students, faculty, staff, and patrons safe. For the 2022 season, BMC's COVID-19 protocols included social distancing measures, indoor mask-wearing, and vaccination requirements. We will share updated policies for 2023 as more information becomes available from public health agencies.

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