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CSF Props Supervisor

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Boulder, Colorado

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Temporary Staff



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Job Summary

The University of Colorado is hiring for a Props Supervisor. This position will support the success of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

For over 60 seasons, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival has delighted audiences with classic theatre under the stars.

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is a professional theatre company in association with the University of Colorado Boulder. Since 1958, the festival has celebrated and explored Shakespeare and his continuing influence and vitality through productions of superior artistic quality, education and community engagement.

CSF strives to preserve the classics of the past and pursue the classics of the future. Fueled by artistry and scholarship, the festival seeks to expand the cultural richness of the region by inspiring, challenging and cultivating the imagination of audiences and artists.

Plays are performed beneath summer night skies in the historic Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre and in the newly renovated indoor University Theatre.

The festival’s education programs reach tens of thousands of school children each year through camps, classes and outreach performances that connect them with the continuing tradition and importance of Shakespeare.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Responsible for all props, stage furnishings, and perishables in the 4-show repertory season. 
  • Supervise small staff in the acquisition and / or construction of all properties. 
  • Instruct run crew in proper maintenance of props in performance and ensure quality of all props for the stage. 
  • Manage props budget and spending in coordination with Production Manager. 
  • Participation in preseason production meetings as needed.

What You Should Know

  • This is a temporary position.
  • Please include at least 3 references with their contact information on your resume. 
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

The hourly rate is $18.00


Temporary positions at the University of Colorado are not benefits-eligible, however, all positions are eligible for paid sick leave

Be Statements

Be adaptable. Be inclusive. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • One year of related experience demonstrating the required skillsets. 
  • Valid driver’s license.

What You Will Need

  • Commitment to an inclusive, diverse, and equitable workplace environment. 
  • Teaching / mentoring experience preferred.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Advanced carpentry is helpful. 
  • Experience with arms, armor, and stage weaponry (construction, repair, proper maintenance), helpful but not required. 
  • Standard props construction skills (crafts, carpentry, sewing, upholstery). 
  • Experience with faux painting props, working with wide variety of materials. 
  • Experience with sculpting and casting.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 

1. A current resume. 

2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position. 

Please apply by January 31, 2022, for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Essential Services

This position is designated “essential services.” The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for regularly assigned shifts during emergency campus closures.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Jonathan Dunkle

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